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January 2015

JAN 10
The 2015 2nd International Conference on Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (ICPPE 2015) is the premier forum for t...

United Arab Emirates

JAN 24
The 2015 5th International Conference on Future Environment and Energy (ICFEE 2015) is the premier forum for the presen...


February 2015

FEB 14
2015 4th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy (ICCGE 2015) is the premier forum for the presentation of n...


FEB 25
Energy and Environment Engineering Department of Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (QUEST)...

Nawabshah Pakistan

FEB 25
With more than 600 participants every year, the European Pellet Conference is the largest annual pellet event in the wo...


FEB 25
The World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), one of the largest annual conferences in this field in Europe, offer a unique...


May 2015

MAY 27
After the success of the previous four editions, we are pleased to announce the 5 IYCE conference. We welcome contribut...


June 2015

JUN 13
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Confe...


JUN 15
Call for Papers - ASME Turbo Expo 2015 The Electric Power Committee is looking for technical abstracts for the 2015 A...


September 2015

Overview The 6th International conference on Energy and Sustainability will be reconvened at the Universidad Pontifici...


2015 5th International Conference on Energy and Environmental Science (ICEES 2015) Penang, Malaysia September 3-4, 201...


View(active tab) Edit Track Manage Assignments Decision Management Devel 14th Internat...


SEP 14
The ICCE2015 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICCE 2015 conference. ICCE 2015 takes place in Ottawa...


SEP 24
We are pleased to announce that BIT’s 5th New Energy Forum-2015 will be held in Xi'an, China during September 24-26, 2...


October 2015

OCT 26
The world market for wind turbines reached a total capacity of 336 GW and wind contributes today around 4% of the world...


OCT 26
The International Symposium on Advances in Power and Energy Systems (APES 2015) will bring together researchers from div...

Marina del Rey,
United States

November 2015

Electrical Engineering 2015 anticipating more than 300 thought provoking presentations and eminent Keynote speakers. The...

València, Valencian Community,


January 2016

JAN 12
2016 3rd International Conference on Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (ICPPE 2016) Penang, Malaysia January 12-...


JAN 18
IEREK seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge of the various topics and technologies of renewable and alternati...


JAN 23
2016 6th International Conference on Future Environment and Energy (ICFEE 2016) Pattaya, Thailand January 23-25, 2016 ...


February 2016

2016 5th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy ICCGE 2016 February 1-3, 2016 Rome, Italy http://www.iccg...


Power Plant Simulation Conference is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation Internati...

San Antonio, Texas,
United States

FEB 22
Today’s challenge is to inspire the environmental science community through the interchange of knowledge and sharing o...


FEB 24
2016 2nd International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy (ICERE 2016) February 24-25, 2016 Ho Chi Minh, V...

Ho Chi Minh,

FEB 24
The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies (GCIRE2016) University of ...


FEB 24
Ei Compendex - 2016 2nd International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy (ICERE 2016) will be held during Fe...

Ho Chi Minh City,

March 2016

MAR 12
Publication All accepted papers of ICOGE 2016 will be published in the volume of MATEC Web of Conferences (ISSN: 2261-2...


MAR 26
2016 The 5th International Conference on Informatics, Environment, Energy and Applications (IEEA 2016) will be held in H...

Hong Kong,

June 2016

JUN 30
The 6th New Energy Forum-2016-Korea will be held at KINTEX, South Korea during June 30-July 3, 2016. It has been success...

Korea (South)

August 2016

AUG 15
With extensive developments in plan, Myanmar targeted to increase an addition of 18,565 MW, with renewable energy accoun...


October 2016

Join African and U.S. energy policy officials and executives engaged in the Africa – Carolinas energy trade to learn a...

Charlotte, North Carolina,
United States

December 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS Stewardship and Development: Tensions and Transitions in Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources ...

United States

The first Emerging Energy Technologies Summit and Exhibition (EETSE), (, will be held in Melbourne, ...


March 2017

Today’s challenge is to inspire the environmental science community through the interchange of knowledge and sharing o...


MAR 22
2017 International Conference on Environmental and Energy Engineering (IC3E 2017)Ei&Scopuscall for papers Mar.22-24, 2...


April 2017

EMR2017 will bring together researchers and professionals from a broad set of science and engineering disciplines with t...


APR 10
Focusing on real-world planning, financing, business and economic issues, the course will examine how reactor procuremen...


APR 24
The International Conference on Coastal Cities was held for the first time in 2015 in the New Forest, home of the Wessex...


May 2017

The 10th Energy Storage World Forum and the 4th Residential Energy Storage Forum are featuring 60+ new researched topics...


June 2017

The International Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT'17) aims to become the leading annual conference i...


August 2017

AUG 22
The International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST'17) aims to become the leading annual con...


September 2017

The AREQ symposium is a platform for all researchers, academics, institutions, and societies to keep up with new develop...


November 2017

NOV 14
The Renewable Energy for Indonesia (RE4I 2017) is designed to provide a platform for international renewable energy indu...


December 2017

DEC 12
Given the importance and the impact of the Earth’s ecological systems and refraining from causing any alterations that...


March 2018

MAR 13
The 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES2018) will be held together with the 7th Energy Storage ...


MAR 22
●Publication and Indexing All the accepted papers will be published on Conference Proceeding (Online Publish), which...


May 2018

MAY 21
ASEAN Power Grid Summit 2018 is an inaugural summit discussing relevant issues in foregrounding the potentials of power ...


June 2018

JUN 13
ITEC is aimed at helping the industry in the transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. The...

Long Beach, California,
United States

JUN 25
An international forum where researchers, environmentalists, scientists, scholars and students, share their ideas, exper...

United Kingdom

August 2018

The 7th International Conference on Clean Energy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, industrialists, r...

Québec City,

AUG 19
The 2ndInternational Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT'18) aims to become the leading annual conferenc...


September 2018

Authors are requested to submit papers in the following broad areas: Mechanical Engineering systems and processes - the...


January 2019

JAN 20
The 2019 Power Plant Simulation Conference (PowerPlantSim’19) is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Mod...

United States

JAN 23
SGGE 2019 Shining Points: 1. Accepted papers will be published in International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy...


February 2019

The 139th International Conference on Electrical, Energy Engineering and Power Technology aims to bring together leading...


FEB 15
February 15-16, 2019, Chennai, India|175th International Conference on Energy Engineering and Power Technology Organi...


March 2019

MAR 16
Proceedings: All accepted (Registered & Presented) papers of ICGEA 2019 will be published in the conference proceedings...


MAR 28
2019 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Smart Grid (ICRESG 2019) 28-31 March, 2019|China, Hangzhou ...


April 2019

APR 24
Research for a better future Renewable Energy forms one of the pillars for delivering global sustainable environment an...


APR 25
Conference official website: Meeting time:April 25-27, 2019. Meeting place:Melbourne, Aus...


May 2019

MAY 13
The Euroscicon is inviting for Conference on Water, Waste and Energy Management 2019 on May 13 - 14, 2019, Stockholm, Sw...

United Kingdom

MAY 27
The EUBCE is the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific and industrial know-how i...


July 2019

Introduction Energy and Sustainability 2019 is the 8th International Conference in a very successful series which start...


All selected papers will be published in conference proceeding with ISBN and few high-end papers will be published in ...

New Delhi, India,

August 2019

AUG 12
The 8th ICCE conference (ICCE2019) takes place in Montreal, Canada. Montreal rates as one of the world’s most livable...


AUG 18
The 3rd International Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT'19) aims to become the leading annual conferen...


AUG 26
Intelligent Energy Management Electric Power ,Robotics and Automation (IEMERA - 2019) will be organised by the Departmen...


AUG 29
Outlook Conferences is pleased to welcome you all for OLC Condensed Matter Physics Conference(OLCCMPC-2019), which will...

Valencia, Spain,
United Kingdom

September 2019

SEP 18
The Annual International Flight Crew Training Conference is a premier event in the calendar. Last year’s Conference ad...

London, Uk,
United Kingdom

October 2019

Innovinc International welcomes you to attend the FORUM OF REVOLUTIONS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY IN 21ST CENTURY during Octob...

Roma RM, Italy,

The 12th Energy Storage World Forum: 8-10 October 2019, Rome will feature speakers from 16 Utilities, 2 IPPs, 2 C&Is, 7 ...


November 2019

Resilience in architecture is the design and planning of adaptive cities to sustain a life that is suitable to users, pr...

Kuala Lumpur,

NOV 18


NOV 26
The Energy Storage Academy is a training division designed to enable attendees to delve deeper into solutions in smaller...


December 2019

DEC 11
✪ Brief Introduction: The 3rd international academic conference on «Green Urbanism (GU)» this year (2019) is in ass...


January 2020

JAN 12
The 2020 Power Plant Simulation Conference (PowerPlantSim’20) is an annual conference sponsored by The Society for Mod...

United States

JAN 20
The 9th International Conference on Natural Sciences and Engineering (ICNSE) is an international platform for scholars, ...

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture,

March 2020

MAR 24
Our planet is now in great danger. For the last one hundred years, the people of earth have wasted and misused the natur...

Osaka, Japan,

MAR 30
The 6th Residential Energy Storage Forum is held 31 March – 02 April 2020 in Munich, Germany. Join us to gain insights...


April 2020

The 4th international ISCDC conference meeting is the platform where the most recent topics, researches and ideas about ...


APR 20
World Energy Congress has been booked during April 20-21, 2020 at Tokyo, Japan. Energy Congress tends to current issues ...


APR 22
The 7th Mozambique Mining, Energy and Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition will explore developments in our country’s ...


APR 23
Longdom Conferences proffers our immense pleasure and honour in extending you a warm invitation to attend Renewable Ener...

New York,
United States

May 2020

MAY 21
ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIAL 2020 which will be held during May 21-22, 2020 at Athens, Greece. It will emphasize on the The...


June 2020

Lexis welcomes you to attend International Conference Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy 2020 during June 05-0...


JUN 12
The objective of 1st International Conference on Renewable Energy and Green Technology (ICREGT–2020) which is schedule...


JUN 16
The aim of the meeting is to discuss the future of energy production, operation and management in a changing world. T...

JUN 22
The 7th Residential Energy Storage Forum will be held on 22 June – 25 June 2020 in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Joi...


JUN 22
Join us for the 7th edition of the Residential Energy Storage Forum at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Sydney, Australia...


JUN 23
Submission is Open now! 2020 ISEAS will take place from June 23-25, 2020 in Okinawa, Japan. Prospective authors are inv...


July 2020

JUL 18
The International Conference on Renewable Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (IRESE) is organised in partnersh...


JUL 29


August 2020

AUG 19
The Conference Proceedings will be published with an ISSN and ISBN, indexed in Scopus and Google Scholar, and archived p...

AUG 24
The 9th ICCE conference (ICCE2020) takes place in Ottawa, Canada. ICCE is an annual regular conference since 2012 and h...


AUG 25
ICEEPE 2020 is organized by the Renewable Energy and Energy Management division of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan P...


September 2020

Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policymakers and economists have to work together to ensure that pla...


SEP 23
The International Conference on Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics (ICEETE) is organised by the Internati...


SEP 25
Climate change has slowly become a major concern over the last 50-60 years. It has not only affected one but all the cou...


October 2020

OCT 13
The Ascend Meetings is honored to invite the leading academic Scientists, Researchers, Engineers, Research Scholars, Stu...

Paris, france,

OCT 17
The conference will bring together academics, researchers, engineers, students, and industry professionals, to address a...

OCT 27
The European Advanced Nanomaterials Congress (EuNano 2020) is intended to provide an opportunity to promote intensive di...


November 2020

NOV 15
The 4th International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST’20) aims to become the leading annu...

Niagara Falls,

NOV 26
This conference offers a platform to share and discuss proposals and research, and to draw insights and encourage collab...

December 2020

The SGEM Vienna Green 2020 Conference is organized as an extended Scientific Sessions of the International Scientific Ge...


March 2021

MAR 31
This conference aims to promote communication and dialogue among researchers, scientists, academics, and engineers worki...


July 2021

JUL 21
This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to dis...



by Jose Amaya


This dissertation demonstrates a breadth and depth of knowledge about its subject that can only come from a truly experienced businessman. Drawing upon his life experience as well as scholarly sources, Dr. Amaya clearly and precisely sheds a fresh light of insight upon such subjects as renewable energy, market conditions and operations, and the effects of government policies on emerging economies. Dr. Amaya rigorously develops his argument that "the so- called energy problem has implications for the whole structure of modern society." Fully documented and persuasively argued, this dissertation has merit on several levels: as a primer on renewable energies, a record of existing government policies throughout the world, and a practical, feasible strategy for addressing 21st century energy ne...

by Antonio Méndez-Vilas


Materials and Technologies for Energy Efficiency is a compilation of research papers whose main aim is to provide an opportunity to gather knowledge about the latest developments and advances in materials and processes involving energy. This volume consists of a series of works which were presented at The Energy & Materials Research Conference (EMR2015), held in Madrid, Spain in February 2015. This compilation of more than 50 papers has been written by researchers from all over the world. Papers focus on topics including biomass and biofuels; solar energy; fuel cells; energy storage, etc. The book is recommended for researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines related to energy and materials. We hope that this set of papers would be useful to stimulate further discussion...

by Narottam Banskota


Today, policy makers in both developed and developing countries are pursuing regionalization as a means to achieve easier market access, economies of scale, and welfare gains. South Asia Trade and Energy Security explains how regional economic cooperation in trade and energy security could help facilitate the economic transformation of the region, reducing poverty and expanding production. Currently, intra-regional trade in South Asia is constrained by tariff and non-tariff barriers. A fully-functional free trade area as envisaged in the South Asian Free Trade Area agreement has yet to be realized. This book explains the current patterns and limitations of energy trade between countries in South Asia, and how the growing demand for energy could be met by working closely with energy rich Ir...

Money: Virtual Energy

Economy through the Prism of Thermodynamics

by Octavian Ksenzhek


Economic activity of humankind is considered in the book through the prism of fundamental physical concepts of Irreversible Thermodynamics. In the frame of such an approach the Economy appears as an immense global system, which performs work, necessary for functioning human societies, at the expense of dissipation of energy, both biological, provided with food, and technological, used for industrial and everyday needs. Money plays a fundamental role of virtual energy specific for economic processes, that makes possible mutual coupling of energy flows distinct in their nature. The author applies the concept of entropy of money and shows that it depends upon the degree of concentration of money. In turn entropy of money is shown to define attainable level of capability of money to perform wo...

by Joseph W. Kutchin


George P. (for Phydias) Mitchell grew up poor in Galveston, the son of a one-time goatherd from the Greek Peloponnesus. He's a soft-spoken oilman who created a new community that will soon have a population of more than 100,000. He's a top geologist, with an enviable record as an oil finder. He's invested millions in a crusade to shepherd the earth's resources in order to achieve a sustainable future. He built a freewheeling wildcatting company into one of the nation's largest and most successful independent energy producers. And he's smart, intuitive, lucky and persistent. The updated How Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. Got Its Start and How It Grew is the story of Mitchell and his company told in narrative form and in a series of interviews of the people who nurtured the c...

How Dark Matter Created Dark Energy and the Sun

An Astrophysics Detective Story

by Jerome Drexler


Through use of a lecture-slide format, this book presents an astrophysics detective story that chronicles Jerome Drexler's literature search for astronomical clues and evidence to unveil the nature of dark matter. There are a number of mysteries in astrophysics and cosmology that have remained unsolved for decades. What is dark matter? How exactly are stars created? In 1998, it was determined from supernova studies that the expansion of the Universe was accelerating, thereby creating the mystery of dark energy. Astrophysicists have developed mutually exclusive, single-phenomenon theories for each of these three phenomena, but not a unified theory for all three of them. The author's original goal was to identify dark matter, a decades-old mystery. In the process, he developed a new...

by Michael Maus


This study is focused on the effects of photoinduced intramolecular charge transfer (CT) in three differently twisted donor-acceptor (D-A) biphenyls. Taking into account a further pair of differently twisted D-A biaryls new universal insights into the photoinduced electronic and conformation dynamics of D-A biaryls are obtained. Furthermore, possible applications in fields of solar energy conversion and fluorescence sensing of microenvironments are demonstrated. Experimental means of stationary and time-resolved (ps to s) luminescence, transient absorption (sub-ps), polarization spectroscopy, high pressure and low temperature techniques are employed in conjunction with quantum chemical calculations. Twist angle and solvent dependent electron transfer (ET) interactions between the D and A...

by E. Jeannette Santino, PhD


Past studies have been done on the effects specific foods have on the adrenal glands and other hormones. This study is concerned with the combined effect that a well-rounded, healthy, nutrient-dense food program while eliminating the use of selected substances known to alter hormones, such as alcohol, caffeine, soy, hormone-laced meat, common allergy foods, would have on the adrenal glands and specific hormones. The investigator studied six individuals that had never been on hormone replacement therapy and were on a less than optimal diet. One post-menopausal woman, four menstruating women, and one male volunteered to be test subjects. A salivary assay baseline was taken of the hormones: cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), testosterone, progesterone, and estradiol before th...

Prime Elements of Ordinary Matter, Dark Matter & Dark Energy

Beyond Standard Model & String Theory

by Vladimir B. Ginzburg


The book describes a history of the vortex theory. Introduced at the dawn of science almost 2600 years ago, it had passed through five phases of accumulation of its strength by absorbing the discoveries made during the Greek civilization, the Copernicus Revolution, the age of electromagnetism, the atomic age, and the information age. During the first four phases (see Chapters 1 through 12 of this book), the development of the vortex theory followed the same misfortunate pattern. Each time, this theory managed to bring attention of a new generation of brilliant scientists, who were enchanted by a deep physical meaning of its basic concept. But, although they employed the latest advances in science, none of them was able to produce a mathematical tool making the vortex theory practically...

Nuclear Power or a Promise Lost

A Policy Maker's Guide for a Future of Carbon Free, Sustainable Energy

by Edward T. Burns


This book captures the status of current electrical energy markets including the principal forces affecting decisions on selecting an energy source. It represents a seminal work that lays out the electrical energy decision tree for selecting an energy source in a world that is on the verge of catastrophic global warming because of the choices that have been made in the name of cheap energy. The impetus for this book includes the dire need to mitigate continued anthropogenic causes of global warming by turning to carbon free energy sources.Nuclear energy represents such a carbon-free energy source and could be a partial solution to the existential threat facing future society---the threat of a warming planet and its consequential, catastrophic effects on future generations. The world is at ...

Fuelling the Future

Advances in Science and Technologies for Energy Generation, Transmission and Storage

by A. Mendez-Vilas (editor)


Fuelling the Future offers the latest research results in materials, processes and systems involved in energy generation, transmission-distribution and storage as they were presented by active researchers in the field at the Energy and Materials Research Conference (Spain, June 2012). In our current situation, where the world's energy system is likely to radically change in the next several decades, research into these technologies has become a critical aspect in the development of cleaner and more efficient energy. Readers will find a major collection of knowledge, approaches, methods and discussions on the latest advances and challenges in materials for energy generation. The topics covered in this single volume include energy from biomass- biofuels, solar energy, fuel cells, hydrogen...

Oil and God

Sustainable Energy Will Defeat Wahhabi Terror

by Elie Elhadj


Oil and God is an unabashed realpolitik analysis of U.S. oil geopolitics and Saudi Arabia’s symbiotic attachment to Wahhabism. Oil and God contends that oil hegemony is world hegemony. The U.S. has protected the al-Sauds since 1945. Some 35,000 U.S. soldiers are in regional air and naval bases to protect the oil fields and ruling sheikhs. In Washington’s hands, Saudi oil is a non-lethal WMD. Not even the 9/11 atrocities could make Washington punish Riyadh. Oil and God investigates why Iraq was destroyed, why Iran was allowed to dominate Baghdad, and why Shi’ite/Sunni wars continue to burn. Once oil is replaced by green energy, Washington will abandon Riyadh, Saudi cash will dwindle, and Wahhabi terror will diminish.REVIEWS Elie Elhadj provides a deeply researched analysis of how the...

Our Universe via Drexler Dark Matter

Drexler Dark Matter Created and Explains Dark Energy, Top-Down Cosmology, Inflation, Accelerating Cosmos, Stars, Galaxies, Cosmic Web

by Jerome Drexler


This book is different from all other modern cosmology books in several ways. It introduces a cosmologic universe, which is orderly, logical, and systematic. It teaches and explains by illustrating how a variety of cosmic mysteries have been solved. It raises the status of dark matter in the universe by illuminating its roles as the principal source of energy, the principal source of matter in the form of hydrogen and helium, and the principal source of cosmic relationships with the principal cosmic phenomena of the universe. This book simplifies the universe as Nicolaus Copernicus' book simplified the solar system in 1543. With more and more cosmic mysteries being discovered and the slow progress in solving them, cosmologists and astrophysicists must re-train themselves to understand...

The Development of International Arbitration on Bilateral Investment Treaties

Disputes Between States and Investor, ICSID Cases Against Turkey Regarding Energy Sector

by Zeynep Akgul, LLM


This dissertation analyses developments of international arbitration on investment disputes. Recent years, there has been an extraordinary increase in the number of investment arbitration for breach of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). These treaties include substantive and procedural rules to provide investment security and investment neutrality to foreign investor. In particular, most BITs have investor-state dispute settlement provision which allows investors to sue host states directly. Through analyzing the Turkish BIT experience, this study concludes that there are different approaches that utilized in various investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Thus, the wording of these provisions is important. Furthermore, the ICSID arbitration is mostly incorporated into BITs d...

Space, Elastic and Impeding

Two Qualities of Space Define Energy Which Defines Elementary Particles and Their Interactions

by Salvatore Gerard Micheal


The conceptual foundations for a deterministic quantum mechanics are presented with the Socratic method. The theory is attacked and weaknesses elucidated. These are compared against those of convention. Directions for future research are proposed.

Discovering Postmodern Cosmology

Discoveries in Dark Matter, Cosmic Web, Big Bang, Inflation, Cosmic Rays, Dark Energy, Accelerating Cosmos

by Jerome Drexler


Learn how a world-class inventor-scientist is currently tackling the greatest scientific mysteries of the universe -- and succeeding. With his new book, Drexler provides a viable baseline to jump-start debate on a standard model for postmodern cosmology. It is the first book to not only address these seven unsolved cosmic mysteries, shown in this book's subtitle, but also offer plausible explanations for each of them. The correlation of these seven cosmic phenomena by Drexler offers a revolutionary advance in cosmological research and potentially broad acceptance and use of the related concepts. This book was written for open-minded cosmologists, astronomers, astrophysicists, physicists, engineers, students, enthusiasts and those at NASA, NSF, DOE and ESO who want to understand postmod...

by Massimo Latour


Before the seismic events of Northridge (Los Angeles, 17 January 1994) and Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe, 17 January 1995), MRFs were supposed to be the most reliable seismic resistant systems due to the high number of dissipative zones that are able to develop. Before these earthquakes, especially in the United States, MRFs were realized, generally, by adopting fully welded connections, which, at the time, were retained to perform better compared to other joint typologies. In addition, the economic advantages deriving from the adoption of field fully welded connections strongly influenced choices of building owners and, as a result, led to the adoption of this joint typology in almost all pre-Northridge steel MRFs. After the Northridge earthquake, even though the loss of life was limited, the unex...

Cosmic Explosions

The Beasts and Their Lair

by Edo Berger, Ph.D.


The diversity of stellar death is revealed in the energy, velocity and geometry of the explosion debris ("ejecta''). Using multi-wavelength observations of gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows I show that GRBs, arising from the death of massive stars, are marked by relativistic, collimated ejecta ("jets'') with a wide range of opening angles. I further show that the jet opening angles are strongly correlated with the isotropic-equivalent kinetic energies, such that the true relativistic energy of GRBs is nearly standard, with a value of few times 10^51 erg. A geometry-independent analysis which relies on the simple non-relativistic dynamics of GRBs at late time confirms these inferences. Still, the energy in the highest velocity ejecta, which give rise to the prompt gamma-ray emission, ...

Aquatic Biofuels

New Options for Bioenergy

by Antonio Piccolo


Recent talks have outlined the disadvantages of land based (agro-fuels) as feedstock for biofuels. This final dissertation for the MBA in Energy and Sustainable Development looks at these disadvantages and proposes an alternative scenario, i.e. the potential of aquatic alternatives. Aquatic Biofuels: New Options for Bioenergy looks at the potential of micro-algae and fish waste as feedstock for biofuel. Micro-algae come in different strains; strains differ in their composition some have more lipids/oils, others have more proteins and others yet have more carbohydrates. The chosen strain will determine what kind of biofuel can be produced or if the strain contains less lipids and more carbohydrates or proteins, the algae can produce bio-gas. Current technology in algae extraction is also c...

Mann's Doctor Faustus

Gestapo Music

by John P. Anderson


This is a reader’s guide to Mann’s classic novel that attempts to answer the most compelling question of the 20th century—how could millions of Jewish men, women and children have been murdered by the government of a country that prided itself as the civilized “land of music,” the land of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven? The noble purposes of this novel are to understand the nature and sources of Nazi evil and to help ban it from the ring in the future. As you will note, Mann’s explanation is relevant for events in Iraq in 2007. Mann gives a new answer to this question—the land of music produced not only the freedom-based music of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. It also produced twelve-tone row music, “serial” music composed without freedom but with strict controls. Founded on ...

by Harshad Joshi


Processive enzymes are a special class of enzymes which presumably remain attached to their polymeric substrates between multiple rounds of catalysis. Due to this property, the substrate slides along the enzyme and reduces the time for the random diffusional enzyme-substrate encounters thereby increasing the efficiency of these enzymes manifold. Although structural information from many processive enzymes is available, the atomistic details of particularly the substrate sliding process, which is an inherently dynamic process, remain largely unknown. We take first steps to understand the sliding process by investigating a prototypic processive enzyme: Streptococcus Pneumoniae Hyaluronate lyase, a bacterial enzyme that degrades the polysaccharide substrate hyaluronan. Here we have investiga...

by John P. Anderson


This tenth in a series concludes this ground-breaking word-by-word analysis of Finnegans Wake, the literary monument which records James Joyce’s desperate search for spiritual connection. In the chapter covered by this volume, the main connecting links are reincarnation of ALP and reincarnation of the novel itself. For his last weave, Tikkun Master Joyce joins strands of Kabbalah and Hinduism to launch a fully realized ALP. She comes to roost but in a new home on the far shore. ALP realizes independence as she throws off fear of the church, of males, and of death. The pivotal event for this purpose is closure provided by the funeral for Father Michael, ALP’s sexmailer. The resulting freedom gives her independence as well as what she already had, her instinctive charitable nature. ...

Indoor Wireless Metering Networks

A Collection of Algorithms Enabling Low Power/Low Duty-Cycle Operations

by Nicola Altan


Wireless Metering Networks (WMN), a special class of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), consisting of a large number of tiny inexpensive sensor nodes are a viable solution for many problems in the field of building automation, especially if the expected lifetime of the network permits to synchronize the network maintenance with the schedule for routine maintenance of the building. In order to meet the resulting energy constraints, the nodes have to operate according to an extremely low duty cycle schedule. The existence of an energy efficient MAC Layer protocol, the adoption of a robust time synchronization mechanism and the implementation of effective network discovery and maintenance strategies are key elements for the success of a WMN project. The main goal of this work was the developm...

The Climate Crisis and Corrupt Politics

Overcoming the Powerful Forces that Threaten our Future

by Larry J. Schweiger


There is only one earth and our world is undergoing dramatic changes brought on by the climate crisis and other human-induced ecological disruptions. The world's top scientists studying these threats and the forces behind them have been warning us for decades to end the use of fossil fuels or face catastrophic consequences. Countering the still small voices of science, our democratic system of government has been rigged largely by the fossil fuel industry and other special interests leaving America hoodwinked and held hostage to dirty fuels. Campaigning politicians claim to be working for us when in fact they are being paid and controlled by fierce special interests.As a lifetime environmental insider in the struggle against fossil fuel interests, I have written this book to better equip A...

by Evgeny V. Shun'ko


From flat-panel televisions to thermonuclear fusion for energy production, plasmas currently have numerous and wide applications in sciences and industry. A diversity of plasma diagnostics is available to physicists and engineers to measure and control plasma parameters. Among them, the Langmuir probe is the most inexpensive and most popular instrument and method. The Langmuir probe is a small electrode which is submerged in plasma in order to measure the probe current-voltage characteristic. The same characteristic is processed further to derive the electron and ion concentration, the electron distribution function, and the plasma potential at the probe location. Langmuir probe diagnostics afford rapid measurements of the electron distribution function and plasma potential at a good time...

by Debra J. Snyder


Spiritual healing modalities are powerful tools, which enhance holistic and allopathic methods in caring for special needs children. This research paper explores four methods of spiritual healing, which benefit disabled children on all levels of existence. The spiritual healing techniques of Touch Therapy, Sound Therapy, Channeling and Love Therapy address the unique mind-body-spirit requirements of the pediatric special needs community. Spiritual healing empowers parents and caretakers to take the responsibility of healing into their own homes and to enhance communication with their child via the Divine Spirit in ways not normally explored in traditional approaches. The scientific study of energy medicine further adds credibility to alternative models of healing and opens the minds of...

From the Agulhas to the South Atlantic

Measuring Inter-ocean Fluxes

by Deirdre Byrne


The Agulhas Retroflection transfers heat, salt and vorticity from the Indian Ocean to the South Atlantic. The transfer is accomplished by discrete meso-scale features and by the advection of a water column of mixed Atlantic and Indian Ocean origins. The objectives of this thesis are to measure the strength of the Agulhas-South Atlantic (ASA) exchange and to develop a generalized method for the measurement of mass and thermohaline fluxes. First, ASA mass and energy fluxes are estimated by using sea surface height (SSH) anomalies from satellite altimetry to monitor Agulhas eddies, a significant component of ASA transport. ~20 eddies are tracked from SSH during 1986 - 1989. Six eddies/year are observed entering the South Atlantic; when combined with information from hydrography this sugg...

Oil Addiction

The World in Peril

by Pierre Chomat


Totally addicted to oil, Man in his industrial adventure has transformed nearly all the Earth’s ecosystems into “egosystems” designed to serve only his own needs and desires, at the expense of all other species. He persists despite the irreversible damage he is causing to the environment. He has already disrupted the Earth’s thermostats. Western society has reached the “Age of Excess,” which will last only as long as there is still fossil energy to fuel it. The Earth cannot keep up with Man’s demand for natural resources. Her hydrocarbon reserves are shrinking rapidly and by 2010, global production will begin to decrease, setting off a period of unprecedented planetary disorder and turmoil. Today the United States must import most of the oil it ...

by Ruben M. Serrato


Laser isotope separation (LIS) is an emerging technology that uses relatively small, widely-available lasers to achieve civilian or weapons grade concentration of fissile material to fuel nuclear reactions. To date only a few, limited proliferation risk analyses of LIS technology have been conducted. This paper provides a historically and technically informed update on the current state of LIS technology and it explains the high likelihood of increased global LIS adoption. The paper also explains how international rules governing nuclear energy are ill-equipped to handle such new technology. It traces the current limitations to broader issues in international relations theory, especially the incomplete accounts of the role of technology in the proliferation dynamic in the dominant neoreali...

by Alicia Margarita Soderberg


Over the past few years, long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), including the subclass of X-ray flashes (XRFs), have been revealed to be a rare variety of Type Ibc supernova (SN Ibc). While all these events result from the death of massive stars, the electromagnetic luminosities of GRBs and XRFs exceed those of ordinary Type Ibc SNe by many orders of magnitude. The observed diversity of stellar death corresponds to large variations in the energy, velocity, and geometry of the explosion ejecta. Using multi-wavelength (radio, optical, X-ray) observations of the nearest GRBs, XRFs, and SNe Ibc, I show that GRBs and XRFs couple at least 1048 erg to relativistic material while SNe Ibc typically couple less than 1048 erg to their fastest (albeit non-relativistic) outflows. Specifi...