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MIT CUNY Researchers Observe Energy-Carrying Quasiparticles

MIT, CUNY Researchers Observe Energy-Carrying Quasiparticles For The First Time

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in...

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2014-04-16 12:23:41

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73405 C3E Awards nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be...

2014-04-15 23:05:42

Company Selected from More Than 100 Companies for Its Innovative and Disruptive Approach to Solving the Lack of Security in Online File Sharing Marlborough, Mass. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Content Raven, the industry’s leading secure digital distribution platform provider for the enterprise, today announced it has been selected out of 100 companies to exhibit at the annual In-Now-Vation Technology Showcase, hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. As an exhibitor, Content Raven...

2014-04-11 12:22:46

Maureen Grieco joins team from MIT's Philanthropic Partnerships office. BOSTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the EMK Institute) is proud to announce Maureen O. Grieco as Vice President of Development. As a member of the Institute's senior management team she will design and implement the organization's Fundraising Strategic Plan. Grieco has 10 years in managing major gift fundraising for large organizations. Most...

2014-04-11 10:55:02

New study puts a cost on 'round-tripping,' a method investors use to avoid the tax collector Tax evasion is widely assumed to be an eternal problem for governments — but how widespread is it? For the first time, a new study, co-authored by an MIT professor, has put a cost on a particular kind of tax evasion, known as "round-tripping," that the U.S. government has been trying to thwart. In round-tripping, U.S. investors move funds to offshore tax havens, then invest in U.S. equity and...

2014-04-10 12:21:04

Trial Drives Demonstrate Highest Motor Performance and Energy Efficiency ARMONK, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AC Kinetics, Inc. a developer of energy efficient motion-control and vibration reduction technology for motors, has released its first modular software library for variable speed drives (VSDs). AC Kinetics' software enables a significant reduction in the energy used by AC induction motors as compared to those controlled by traditional VSD software. "We have...

Gas Clouds Help Infectious Droplets From Sneezes Travel Farther
2014-04-08 13:00:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that when you sneeze, you are spreading potentially infectious droplets of germs and bacteria into the air around you. While most people have the common courtesy to cover their face when they cough and sneeze, those who don’t could be spreading disease farther than they think. New research from MIT has found that the contents of your sneeze can travel much farther than previously estimated, especially when...

2014-04-04 23:39:54

The Wellesley Science and Technology EXPO is set for Saturday, April 5th with free admission and open to public; featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeff Hoffman, former NASA astronaut and Professor of the Practice of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, at 2:00pm. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The Wellesley Education Foundation is proud to host the first Wellesley Science & Technology Expo to be at on Saturday, April 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Wellesley High School. The EXPO is a...

2014-04-02 20:22:03

MLSC capital grant will double the size of LabCentral CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), MIT President Rafael Reif, LabCentral's leadership, industry stakeholders and state and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of LabCentral's state-of-the art 28,000 square-foot facility in Kendall Square in Cambridge. The Governor also announced $5 million in additional capital funding from...

Mass Extinction During The Great Dying Caused By Microbial Methane
2014-04-01 11:49:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over 250 million years ago a mysterious event dubbed the Great Dying wiped out 90 percent of all species on Earth. Scientists have debated the culprit behind this mass extinction event for years, and a new study from MIT researchers has concluded that countless, tiny microbes released catastrophic amounts of methane into the atmosphere – choking off species that could not adapt. Previous research has fingered raging volcanoes...

2014-03-29 23:21:37

Jobberman CEO to speak at 2014 MIT Africa Innovate conference. Lagos (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Ayodeji Adewunmi, a familiar name in online recruitment in Africa, will speak at the 4th annual MIT: Africa Innovate Conference to be held on the 11th and 12th April 2014 at the MIT Media Lab. Adewunmi is the President & CEO of Jobberman.com, launched in August 2009, Jobberman is the biggest job site in Sub-Saharan Africa with strategic partnerships with key media companies and in strong...