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2012-10-04 23:02:59

In honor of Energy Action Month, Pro Energy Consultants helps families decide what energy improvements are a “GO” and what investments they should avoid. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 Homes are responsible for more than 20% of the total domestic energy usage and are known to be incredibly energy inefficient. As family budgets tighten and environmental consciousness rises, homeowners increasingly want to make smart energy improvements — but don´t know where...

2012-10-03 23:00:01

More than 50 UC Berkeley energy research projects on display Berkeley, Calif. (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 The largest student-run energy event in the West will convene on October 18 and 19 to examine the tensions driving innovation, investment and policy in energy. The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) will host the annual BERC Symposium on the campus of UC Berkeley. Two keynotes and a range of panel discussions on October 19 will examine technical drivers, policy challenges...

2012-09-20 17:12:30

A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ho Nyung Lee has discovered a strain relaxation phenomenon in cobaltites that has eluded researchers for decades and may lead to advances in fuel cells, magnetic sensors and a host of energy-related materials. The finding, published in Nano Letters, could change the conventional wisdom that accommodating the strain inherent during the formation of epitaxial thin films necessarily involves structural defects, said Lee, a member of the Department...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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