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Gold Nanocrystal Vibration Captured On Billion-frames-per-second Film For First Time
2013-05-24 07:22:10

[ Watch The Video Movie of 3D Image of a Gold Nanocrystal ] University College London The film, which was made using 3D imaging pioneered at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL, reveals important information about the composition of gold. The findings are published in the journal Science. Jesse Clark, from the LCN and lead author of the paper said: "Just as the sound quality of a musical instrument can provide great detail about its construction, so too can the...

2013-05-22 12:26:14

Boards rate CEOs high in decision-making, low in talent development NEW YORK and STANFORD, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University's Rock Center for Corporate Governance, and The Miles Group reveals that boardrooms are giving poor grades to CEOs for their mentoring skills and board engagement - but still prioritize financial performance above all else....

New Type Of Nanoscavenger Could Bring Next Generation Water Purification
2013-05-16 09:11:58

Stanford University New synthetic nanoparticle could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically. Among its many talents, silver is an antibiotic. Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants. Other materials do the same for salt. In recent years, environmental engineers have sought to disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water using nanoscale particles of these active materials. Engineers call...

2013-05-10 12:27:30

Receives record-breaking number of applicants from across the country for annual student entrepreneurship program CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MENLO PARK, Calif., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Capital Partners, a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first, today announced the teams selected to participate in Summer@Highland, its annual student entrepreneurship program. In its sixth year, Summer@Highland is designed to provide student founders with the...

2013-05-03 23:01:11

The 'Sirius' documentary tells the story of how Dr. Ralph Lachman of Stanford University examined the photographs, X Rays and CAT scans of the Atacama Humanoid and concluded that the six inch tall specimen is a 6-8 year old of some type. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 As recently reported by International Business Times,, Discovery, NBCNews and Live Science, Dr. Ralph Lachman of Stanford University, as portrayed in the 'Sirius' documentary, has examined the photographs, X Rays and CAT...

2013-05-01 12:25:21

Reggie Bush and Ryan Tannehill join roster of elite MISSION Athletes Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Georges St-Pierre and Serena Williams to launch new category NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MISSION Athletecare(TM), which was co-founded by world-class athletes to create products that uniquely address athlete challenges, unveiled a full line of wearable cooling gear that tackles a pressing and universal athlete issue: overheating. (Photo:...

2013-04-30 12:31:03

POTSDAM, Germany, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- German Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is supporting the educational initiative of the software company SAP AG to offer interactive online courses open to everyone - so-called MOOCs. These courses, backed by technology and know-how from HPI and starting on May 27th, will focus on SAP software products. The Potsdam institute, who refers to this latest venture as "pioneering work in the economy," is the first institute of higher...

Flow Battery Stores Wind And Solar Energy
2013-04-24 19:32:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers reported in the journal Energy & Environmental Science they have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could be used in solar and wind energy. Electrical grids are unable to tolerate large and sudden power fluctuations caused by intermittent sunlight and wind. The team saw the need for energy storage systems to help smooth out the peaks and valleys of this intermittent power. Researchers from the US...

2013-04-23 16:23:19

Leading Educators Call for New Direction for Education Reform Focused on the "Opportunity Gap" Professor Kevin Welner, University of Colorado, Director, National Educational Policy Center Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University, Co-Director, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education John Jackson, President, Schott Foundation WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 30(th) anniversary of the landmark education reform report A Nation at...

Solar Power Industry Is Likely Now A Net Energy Producer
2013-04-08 14:45:37

Stanford University The rapid growth of the solar power industry over the past decade may have exacerbated the global warming situation it was meant to soothe, simply because most of the energy used to manufacture the millions of solar panels came from burning fossil fuels. That irony, according to Stanford University researchers, is coming to an end. For the first time since the boom started, the electricity generated by all of the world's installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels last...