CLASH OVER CLIMATE STUDY; METHANE'S IMPACTS RE-EVALUATED; WEAPONS DESIGN
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005 @ 22:27:31 GMT
Topic: General


CONGRESSMEN CLASH OVER CLIMATE STUDY, July 18

Two GOP House committee chairmen are publicly arguing over the merits of a study of global temperature trends, The New York Times reported Monday.


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METHANE'S IMPACTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE MAY BE TWICE PREVIOUS ESTIMATES, July 18

Scientists face difficult challenges in predicting and understanding how much our climate is changing. When it comes to gases that trap heat in our atmosphere, called greenhouse gases (GHGs), scientists typically look at how much of the gases exist in the atmosphere.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news5258.html

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO USE HP SUPERCOMPUTER FOR WEAPONS SYSTEMS DESIGN, July 18

HP today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will be using an HP supercomputer for advanced weapons systems design research.
The powerful HP Cluster Platform 4000 system will be installed in September at the Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) Major Shared Resource Center (MSRC) based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news5250.html

COST COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY FROM PHOTOVOLTAIC CONCENTRATORS CALLED 'IMMINENT', July 15

Solar concentrators using highly efficient photovoltaic solar cells will reduce the cost of electricity from sunlight to competitive levels soon, attendees were told at a recent international conference on the subject. Herb Hayden of Arizona Public Service (APS) and Robert McConnell and Martha Symko-Davies of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) organized the conference held May 1-5 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news5214.html






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