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  • Searching for refrigerant traces in the atmosphere

    The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) researchers have now published first measurements on the atmospheric distribution and abundance of the 4th generation halogenated coolants and foaming agents. (fluoroolefins).

    • Publication date : 2015/04/20
  • Energy savings in display cabinets

    Several new developments make it possible to save energy in display cabinets. - Optimizing air curtain velocity A team at the Air Curtain Research Laboratory at Kettering University in Michigan, US, has modellized the air flow in air curtains and...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • AHRI launches a low-GWP alternative refrigerant evaluation programme

    In response to environmental concerns raised by the use of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is launching an industry-wide cooperative research program to identify...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/08
  • Cryo-electron microscopy wins the 2017 chemistry Nobel Prize

    On October 2017, Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland), Joachim Frank (USA) and Richard Henderson (UK) were awarded the chemistry Nobel Prize for cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM).

    • Publication date : 2017/12/18
  • German researchers approach absolute zero

    Physicists at the University of Bremen, Germany have produced the lowest temperature ever recorded, at 38 picoKelvin, which is 38 trillionths of a degree above absolute zero.

    • Publication date : 2021/11/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Novel catalysts to address overheating in hypersonic aircraft

    Researchers at Australia's RMIT University have developed 3D-printed catalysts to address the challenge of overheating in hypersonic aircraft and possibly other industrial...

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Out of the ordinary: ATLAS LEGO® model

    As part of an outreach project at the Niels Bohr Institute Sascha Mehlhase recently designed and built a model of the ATLAS experiment in LEGO® bricks. It illustrates all details, from the muon and magnet system to the innermost pixel...

    • Publication date : 2012/04/24
  • Incidents with fake refrigerants

    Incidents involving fake refrigerants have hit the headlines on various occasions recently. The incidents often involve R40 (methyl chloride), a hazardous chemical compound, or other substances.

    • Publication date : 2012/08/17
  • The frozen food market in India 2015

    The Indian food industry is growing at a Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% and is expected to reach USD 300 billion by 2015.

    • Publication date : 2015/06/30
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • India's cold chain industry to double in value by 2017

    India's integrated cold chain industry, currently valued at USD 4.08 billion, is expected to reach USD 8.66 billion by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 20%.

    • Publication date : 2014/07/16
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • A possible major step in the quest of room-temperature superconductivity

    Two researcher teams have just reported experiments indicating that a hydride of lanthanum compressed to 1.7 to 1.85 million bar has a critical temperature of 250–260 K (-23 – -13°C).

    • Publication date : 2019/01/31
  • India Cooling Action Plan

    The Environment Ministry India Cooling Action Plan provides measures to address the expected 8-fold increase of the cooling demand until 2037-2038.

    • Publication date : 2018/10/18
    • Subjects: Environment, General information, Regulation, Figures, economy, Developing country