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Heat-resistant Materials That Could Vastly Improve Solar Cell Efficiency Developed By Scientists
2013-10-16 09:25:18

Stanford University Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared light, which can than be absorbed by solar cells to make electricity – a technology known as thermophotovoltaics. Unlike earlier prototypes that fell apart at temperatures below 2200 degrees Fahrenheit (1200 degrees Celsius), the new thermal emitter remains stable at...

2013-10-09 23:29:03

Eric Manalac, 16, a Palo Alto High School Senior and Co-Founder of Gen4Web LLC, will be competing this month against the top tech minds across the globe for an opportunity to pitch on the main stage of one of the most talked about events in the industry, the Global Mobile and Internet Conference (GMIC), taking place October 22-23, 2013 at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Notably known as the hometown of Steve Jobs and as the thriving...

2013-09-26 23:27:11

Chuck Stern brings experience and knowledge of hi tech region as CEC’s Business Development Team Heads Back to the Bay Area in November Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Continuing to extend its reach into North America and convince innovative companies that Cayman’s special economic zone is the place for them, Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) is again sending its sales team to Silicon Valley, recognized as the world’s top hub for technology and innovation. When...

New Field Of Optogenetics Could Offer Solutions For Cardiac Arrhythmia
2013-09-19 14:05:49

National Science Foundation With a few flicks of a light switch--on-off-on-off--Stanford University's Oscar Abilez is one step closer to changing the lives of millions. Why? Because as a focused speck of light turns on and off in Abilez's lab, a cluster of heart cells begins to expand and contract. He demonstrates that he can control the rhythm of a heart using just light. Currently, 4 million Americans suffer from some degree of cardiac arrhythmia, wherein a person's heart beats too...

2013-09-16 23:02:04

A 40 mg dose of Medtronic’s Infuse bone graft, which makes use of a genetically engineered protein called rhBMP-2 to help re-grow bone in the spine, is linked to an increased risk of new cancer, according to a Stanford University study. Parker Waichman LLP, which continues to evaluate cases of spinal surgery patients suffering from serious injuries allegedly caused by Medtronic Infuse, responds. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm...

Study Shows Pest-eating Birds Mean Money For Coffee Growers
2013-09-05 11:34:36

Stanford University This is the first time scientists have assigned a monetary value to the pest-control benefits rainforest birds can provide to agriculture. Their study could provide the framework for pest management that helps both farmers and biodiversity. In recent years, Stanford biologists have found that coffee growers in Costa Rica bolster bird biodiversity by leaving patches of their plantations as untouched rainforest. The latest finding from these researchers suggests...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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