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2011-05-02 16:25:34

High-performance nanotech materials arrayed on a flat panel platform demonstrated seven to eight times higher efficiency than previous solar thermoelectric generators, opening up solar-thermal electric power conversion to a broad range of residential and industrial uses.

2011-03-23 21:44:10

A new catalytic chemical method for the synthesis of a large and important class of carbon-carbon double bonds has been developed by scientists from Boston College and MIT, the team reports in the journal Nature.

2011-02-10 01:19:21

Nano-scale lattice developed at Boston College a promising platform for clean energy applicationsCoating a lattice of tiny wires called Nanonets with iron oxide – known more commonly as rust – creates an economical and efficient platform for the process of water splitting, an emerging clean fuel science that harvests hydrogen from water, Boston College researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

2011-02-03 13:11:24

Analyzing billions of pieces of genetic data collected from people around the world, Boston College biologist Gabor Marth and his research team are playing an integral role in the global effort to sequence 1000 genomes and move closer to understanding in fine detail how genetics influence human health and development.

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2011-01-31 11:40:00

Red Bull’s red and gold logo can “give you wings” – for better or worse – even if consumers don’t know it, according to a new study by two Boston College professors, who found the brand’s edgy marketing efforts have sold a heavy dose of attitude to consumers.

2011-01-25 16:06:16

Researchers from Boston College, MIT, Clemson University and the University of Virginia have used nanotechnology to achieve a 60-90 percent increase in the thermoelectric figure of merit of p-type half-Heusler, a common bulk semiconductor compound.

2011-01-07 00:00:48

Boston College Libraries is one of the first in the nation to serve students with a mobile app McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 6, 2011 Boston College Libraries has released an iPhone app that leverages LogiXML’s new library data reporting technology to help students find and use library resources.

2010-12-05 17:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston College, riding a five game winning streak to close out the regular season, will face No. 13 Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game at AT&T Park. The 7-5 Eagles and 12-1 Wolf Pack will play Sunday, January 9, 2011 with a 6 p.m.

2010-10-27 16:18:00

NCPA says shortfall leaves players ripe for illegal payments plaguing college sports RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct.

2010-10-26 00:35:27

The development and first use of a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito have established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the insect adapts to outsmart insecticides and other preventive measures.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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