March 2011

Edited by: Mizutani Tadashi
ISBN 978-953-307-544-0, Hard cover, 440 pages
Publisher: InTech
Publication date: January 2011
Progress of thermodynamics has been stimulated by the findings of a variety of fields of science and technology. The principles of thermodynamics are so general that the application is widespread to such fields as solid state physics, chemistry, biology, astronomical [...]

Update of the MIT 2003 Future of Nuclear Power Study

January 2011

Update of the Future of Nuclear Power Study
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009, 21 p.
In 2003 a group of MIT faculty issued a study on The Future of Nuclear Power. The study was motivated by growing concern about global warming and the urgency of developing and deploying electricity generating technologies that do not emit CO2 or [...]

The Future of Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The Future of Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), September 2010, 36 p.
Uranium supplies will not limit the expansion of nuclear power in the US or around the world for the foreseeable future, according to a major new interdisciplinary study produced under the auspices of the MIT Energy Initiative. The study challenges conventional assumptions [...]

Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste

Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste
IAEA Safety Standards Series, 2009. 38p.
There are a large number of facilities and activities around the world in which radioactive material is produced, handled and stored. This Safety Requirements publication presents international consensus requirements for the management of radioactive waste prior to its disposal. It provides the safety imperatives on the [...]

Assessing biodiversity in Europe — the 2010 report

December 2010


The present report considers the status and trends of pan-European biodiversity, and the implications of these trends for biodiversity management policy and practice. It considers the key biodiversity policy instruments currently applied in Europe, the threats to biodiversity and their management implications across major habitat types. The implications for biodiversity of cross-cutting issues such as [...]

Climate Change Assessments – Review of the Processes and Procedures of the IPCC

November 2010

This report was externally reviewed in draft form by 12 internationally renowned experts chosen for their diverse perspectives, technical knowledge, and geographical representation, in accordance with procedures approved by the IAC Board. The purpose of this independent review was to provide candid and critical comments that would help the IAC to produce a sound report [...]

Conversion of Units

February 2010

convert.exe (v. 4.08 – 0,57 MB)
This program is designed to run on Windows and allows the conversion of data between different units. It is an executable program, easy to use, developed by Josh Madison and can be used freely (freeware).
In English

Technology Transfer: Structuring and management strategies of Technological Innovation Centers

September 2009

In today’s globalization, the competitiveness of each nation appears, increasingly, linked to the creation of a strong and cohesive Science, Technology and Innovation system (S,T&I), that allows cooperative actions and encourages technology transfer.
In the Brazilian context, the government has been carrying on efforts towards strengthening the innovative activities in the country, encouraging, among other [...]

Species-Selective Determination of Selenium Compounds in Biological Materials

August 2009

There is substantial evidence of the complexity of selenium speciation in living organisms and of the importance of the selective determination of the particular species of this element in order to understand its metabolism and biological significance in clinical chemistry, biology, toxicology, and nutrition.
The state-of-the-art of analytical techniques available for this purpose is critically evaluated [...]

Tutorials and Computer Programs

August 2009

The programs presented here are divided into two groups: the interactive and non-interactive. The interactive ones do not require any special format for data entry. The data are requested on the screen as the program needs them. The non-interactive programs are a little bit different. It requires data files written in advance and in a [...]