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Speed Limit Set For Fastest Electrical Switch
2013-07-29 08:45:07

DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results could drive innovations in the tiny transistors that control the flow of electricity across silicon chips, enabling faster, more powerful computing devices. Scientists using SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser found that it...

2013-07-26 16:23:13

Volunteer Team Urges City Residents and Visitors to Come Out, Be Counted, and Paint at Hepatitis Awareness Event, Chinatown Park, 10:00 a.m. on July 28th. BOSTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University, Massachusetts Asian & Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health and local employee volunteers of Quest Diagnostics will join elected officials, community and healthcare leaders and Boston residents to once again rally...

2013-07-24 23:29:00

Born with a hearing impairment, author Joy Elan is a vibrant and outgoing single mom who was born in Berkeley, CA to a mother who was herself single. The Stanford University M.A.Ed. graduate shares an intimate, hard-hitting, eye-opening view of her unique life's experiences in uncompromising style in her new book of poetry titled "SILENCE IS NOT ALWAYS GOLDEN: A Poetic Revolution." (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Nationwide: Talented poet Joy Elan announced today the publication of...

Record Broken By Stanford Scientists For Thinnest Light-absorber
2013-07-18 13:12:21

Stanford University Stanford University scientists have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record. The nanosize structure, thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper, could lower the cost and improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to the scientists. Their results are published in the current online edition of the journal Nano Letters. "Achieving complete absorption of visible light with a minimal amount of material is highly...

2013-07-10 15:22:57

Fears of depleting the Earth's supply of oil are unwarranted, according to new research, which concludes that the demand for oil – as opposed to the supply – will reach its own peak and then decline. "Peak oil" prognosticators have painted pictures of everything from a calm development of alternatives to calamitous shortages, panic and even social collapse as the world reaches its peak of oil production – and then supplies fall. But...

2013-07-08 16:24:46

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), in partnership with the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers, Lockheed Martin and Stanford University, has announced the opening of the Youth Impact Program (YIP) at Stanford University today. YIP is an academic STEM initiative coupled with football skills that runs through the month of July for "at risk" boys in the bay area. David Shaw, Director...

2013-07-01 08:29:37

Manos Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind accelerator in Silicon Valley targeting Latino entrepreneurs for better representation in early-stage ventures. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Google for Entrepreneurs and Manos Accelerator, a newly created startup accelerator based in San Jose, California, announced a new partnership focused on increasing the number of Latinos represented in the entrepreneur community. Manos Accelerator is a mentorship-driven...

2013-06-04 08:24:54

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Stanford's Nicole Gibbs (Santa Monica, Calif.), a junior who won back-to-back NCAA singles titles and helped the Cardinal to the 2013 team title, has received the Honda Sports Award for tennis for the second year in a row and becomes a finalist for the 2013 Honda Cup. The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) will present the Honda Cup live on ESPNU, June 24 at the USC Galen Center Founders Room in Los...

2013-05-30 13:50:09

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the May 7 online edition of the journal Nature Communications, could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today. "There have been increasing demands for high-performance, inexpensive and safe batteries for...

2013-05-28 23:20:57

As part of his presentation at the 11th annual Future in Review Conference, Dr. Kevin Montgomery, CEO of Intelesense Technologies, announced the Beta Release of Collaborate.org, the world´s most advanced geospatial social platform. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Known internationally as “the leading global conference on the intersection of technology and the economy”, the Future in Review conference is where thought leaders from all over the world learn about the future...