Smart Materials for Architecture and Renewable Energy

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
The rapid developments in molecular sciences like nanotechnology, self-organizing molecular systems and biomaterials generate a wealth of new materials and functions. In comparison to electronics and medical sciences, the application of these new materials in architecture and civil engineering remains somewhat underexposed. It is our opinion that new functionalities in optics, responsive mechanics, sensing and adjustable permeation for gases and water might add to new opportunities in...

Energy Innovation/Smart Grid

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Jason Bordoff is the Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Prior to joining CEQ, he was Policy Director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at The Brookings Institution committed to promoting more broadly shared prosperity. Jason has written on a broad range of economic policy matters, with a focus on climate and energy, trade and globalization, and tax policy. His publications include "Path to...

High-altitude Wind Energy Generation

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Sustainable energy generation is one of the most urgent challenges that mankind is facing nowadays. Many countries have set ambitious objectives to increase the share of energy produced from clean and renewable sources. Unfortunately, the actual renewables are still not competitive with respect to fossil fuels, due to the high costs of the related technologies, their variable and non-uniform availability and their low power density per unit area. Thus, a breakthrough would be needed in...

Energy Efficiency In Buildings And Heat Supply Solutions: A German Perspective For The Nuclear Shutdown

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Beginning with some background information on the unique German position regarding the energy supply eliminating any nuclear power by 2022 but enforcing the use of renewable energy sources, the challenges for both the building and the power generation sector will be highlighted. The talk will introduce opportunities to improve energy performance of buildings by new and innovative HVAC concepts as well as for increasing the penetration of renewable and environmental energy sources for heat...

Nanomaterial Catalysts for Solar Hydrogen Generation

submitted by: icamvid

Frank Osterloh presents research on using nanostructures for hydrogen production using solar power.
Presented at the ICAM Annual Conference, January 2010.

EmergentUniverse.org: An Online Interactive Science Museum about Emergent Phenomena

submitted by: icamvid

Suzi Tucker presents the new website emergentuniverse,org, which is an effort to bring the wonders of emergent phenomena to non-scientists. This online

I-CAMP 2010 Australia Tuesday June 22 Will Medlin Photocatalysis and Photoelectrocatalysis for Fuel Production Lecture-IV

submitted by: icamvid

I-CAMP 2010 Australia Tuesday June 22 Will Medlin Photocatalysis and Photoelectrocatalysis for Fuel Production Lecture-IV
Education Building Rm 424, University of Sydney, Australia
9:25am Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Urban Power USA

submitted by: Garajan

Presentation about an innovative, low cost wind turbine using alternative aerodynamic principles to create electricity in urban, ocean, and other low or high wind environments.

Solar Energy Conversion, part 2 of 2 more

submitted by: icamvid
Walukiewicz discusses Solar Energy Conversion at the Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School in Shanghai, China, July 4, 2009. Learn more about this event at: http://icamconferences.org/i-camp/ Learn more about the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) at: http://www.icam-i2cam.org/ Read about future events here: http://icam-i2cam.org/index.php/events/

Solar Energy Conversion, part 1 of 2

submitted by: icamvid
Walukiewicz discusses Solar Energy Conversion at the Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School in Shanghai, China, July 3, 2009. Learn more about this event at: http://icamconferences.org/i-camp/ Learn more about the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) at: http://www.icam-i2cam.org/ Read about future events here: http://icam-i2cam.org/index.php/events/