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Existing Energy Efficiency Technologies Could Provide Major Savings

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December 9, 2009 -- Energy efficiency technologies that exist today or that are likely to be developed in the near future could save considerable money as well as energy, says a new report from the National Research Council. Fully adopting these technologies could lower projected U.S. energy use 17 percent to 20 percent by 2020, and 25 percent to 31 percent by 2030.




America's Energy Future -- Report & Website

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Recap of Summit on America’s Energy Future A workshop report of the energy summit held earlier this year by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering provides summaries of speaker presentations and discussions on energy security, energy and the environment, and energy and the economy. The workshop report is the first release of the academies’ America’s Energy Future project, an initiative designed to stimulate discussion about U.S. energy options.

1st link goes to book, 2nd goes to website From What’s New at, Nov. 14th.

Microplasmas -- special issue of Journal of Physics D

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Journal of Physics D announces online publication of Cluster Issue on Microplasmas - 30 Sep 2008

The Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, published by IOP publishing, has announced the online publication of a Cluster Issue on Microplasmas. The papers in this Cluster Issue originate from the fourth International Workshop on Microplasmas.

Guest edited by Chih C Chao, Jiunn-Der Liao and Juu-En of the Chang National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, the Cluster Issue contains twelve accepted articles, covering four categories - fundamentals and basics, environmental, biomedical and industrial applications. The papers are currently free to download from the journal’s website at These papers will remain freely available for the next 3 months.

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics reports significant new results in all aspects of applied physics research. The journal welcomes experimental, computational (including simulation and modelling) and theoretical studies, and also studies in physics-related areas of biomedical and life sciences. It covers research across many areas of applied physics, including magnetism, semiconductors, photonics, surfaces and interfaces, and plasmas.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter.

Since the University maintains 1 online and 2 paper (Engineering & Lewis) subscriptions, I would hope that even after 3 months, these contents would still be available to us!

Professional Engineering Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (, has launched Engineering Conferences Online (ECO), a new online publishing service for conference organizers. ECO ( provides conference organizers with a new way of disseminating important engineering research that would normally be very difficult or impossible to locate in traditional book or CD formats. Papers in ECO will usually be available free of charge on an open access basis and will be fully referenced using DOIs.

ECO has been designed specifically to meet the demands of hosting conference proceedings online. Conferences on ECO feature further information about each conference including links to the conference website, event location, and event date. For the purposes of ECO a new website architecture has been created to ensure that the service was designed specifically for conferences rather than replicating the structure of an electronic journal. ECO plans to forge new partnerships with conference organizers that will give their content a much wider readership in the future.”

Source: Professional Engineering Publishing

Source: Newsbreaks, from Information Today, Inc., Sept. 4, 2008

Environmental Nanotechnology online conference

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“SPIE to host Environmental Nanotechnology online conference

The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Inc. (SPIE) is hosting an online conference to reduce the carbon footprint of technology transfer. The SPIE Environmental Nanotechnology will present 18 speakers in a live conference on October 15 with tracks on Pollution and Energy Reduction and Environmental Sensing.

Conference proceedings papers will be published online in the SPIE Digital Library immediately after the meeting, as approved. The SPIE Digital Library provides access to more than 230,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have produced many novel materials and devices for a wide range of applications, including electronics, photonics, biomedicine, and energy. Growing awareness of environmental impacts of climate change has created significant opportunity to apply these to pollution-reduction and energy efficiency. Conference topics include technologies enabling these applications, including areas such as photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, sensors, and stand-off detectors.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, Aug. 13, 2008

(Princeton University has a subscription to the SPIE Digital Library.)

Energy Summit at National Academies

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March 14 — The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering held a summit on March 13 and 14 to examine the increasing importance of energy policy to the nation’s security, economic vitality, and environment. U.S. government officials and other leading experts delivered a series of presentations that will inform the upcoming study —

America’s Energy Future: Technology Opportunities, Risks, and Tradeoffs.

Summit Agenda and Presentations

News Release

America’s Energy Future Project

What You Need to Know About Energy booklet

Source: What’s Friday, March 21.

"Riding the Wave to Excellence in Engineering Education"

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The ASEE Annual Conference will be held this year June 24-27, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Sunday June 24 the workshop “Measuring the lifelong learning outcome in terms of information literacy components” will introduce engineering educators to methods and examples on how information literacy skills can be integrated into the curriculum for the purpose of assessing the lifelong learning outcome derived from ABET Criteria 3i.

Nanoscale Metrology

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Selected contributions from the Nanoscale 2006 seminar now online - 17 Jan 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that selected contributions from the Nanoscale 2006 seminar held at the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology (METAS) in April 2006 are now available online in Nanoscale Metrology. Nanoscale Metrology is a special issue published in the February issue of Measurement Science and Technology.

Contributions in this special issue are divided into three parts - developments and improvements of instrumentation and measurement methods; calibration of instruments and standards; and applications. The articles will be freely available until February 10, 2007.

A monthly publication, Measurement Science and Technology covers the theory, practice and application of measurement in physics, chemistry, engineering and the environmental and life sciences from inception to commercial exploitation.

Click here to read the original press release.

NAE's Workshop on the Offshoring of Engineering

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Papers and presentations from the National Academy of Engineering’s">Workshop on the Offshoring of Engineering: Facts, Myths, Unknowns, and Implications are now available. The overall goal of the workshop was to bring together cutting-edge analysis of offshoring, explore a wide range of opinions and perspectives, and engage national leaders and the broad engineering profession in a discussion of the outlook for, and implications of, offshoring.

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