Back in 2011 a glowing review on the application of electrospinning for design and fabrication of architectured, nanofibrous materials for dye sensitised solar cells, fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, super capacitors, pointed out that the process, with particular emphasis on improved energy and power density imparted performance improvement to ionic conductivity, cyclability, reversibility, interface resistance,electrochemical stability, and mechanical strength, of electrospun electrode and electrolyte components.
As the deadline for submissions for the Data Journalism competition from the Global Editors Network closed this month with 523 applications, (winners to be announced in June) Cardiff University announces it is to introduce a Computational Journalism Master's degree in September in a bid to supply the industry more journalists with coding abilities.
3D printing moves into the medical environment, together with robotoic surgery as surgeons use 3D printing to produce exact models of tumour-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the actual operation. Models can be personalised to the patient, giving doctors a 3D model of each individual’s tumour.
The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee celebrates Easter by introducing the public to its recently rediscovered emperor penguin. This took pride of place in the original museum; survived the museum demolition in 1950; got misplaced, but by 1970 was the Biology Society's unofficial mascot, often propping up the bar at the students' regular drinking dens. Amazingly, it has remained nameless.
As the IPCC urges energy efficiency to cut carbon, a UK design break through in signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver massive 200MW cut in the load of UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
Many pathways to substantial emission reductions are available urges the newest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that shows global greenhouse gas emissions have grown more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
Samsung's proposed Solar Powered Internet school is a self-sufficient school with electricity and internet access built around a shipping container. Now the Edinburgh International Science Festival will hear that Internet access fuelled by the power of the sun could soon be a possibility, as researchers at the University have developed technology that enables solar panels to detect broadband signals, allowing data to be transmitted on the world wide web, using daylight.
The Youth Resolution is the proposal for a kite marked partnership between local authorities, employers and education institutions which benefits businesses, gives young people fair opportunities, helps tackle youth unemployment and drives local growth
Science Centres look to Easter audiences with a new ‘Scotland’s Time Lords’ galleries – opening at Edinburgh's Our Dynamic Earth for Easter – bringing to life earth scientists' impact on our understanding of the world, since the Scottish Enlightenment. The Scottish Government funding of the display is the biggest redevelopment undertaken in the 15 years since its opening.
A powerful camera is being developed by Edinburgh and Heriot Watt Universities' researchers that will enable scientists to examine living cells in unprecedented detail in a 5-year £2.3m project supported by the European Research Council. It follows on the heels of work by Dundee and St Andrews Universities on advancing microscopy resolution.
Molecular wires could replace silicon chips, offering massive increases in computing power and data storage capacity. They are a research goal with University of Huddersfield’s Dr Nathan Patmore, now recipient of one of a small number of URFs (University Research Fellowships) given annually by the Royal Society.
The Glasgow-based ORE Catapult is to merge with NAREC (National Renewable Energy Centre) to create a "national champion" for the development and cost reduction of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy across the UK.
Pondering the Grand National and whether to bet on gray's or find a horse name, or the biggest outsider, Gaberlunzie found that "Sports Engineering" journal has take a study from Dundee University Institute of Motion Analysis & Research into saddle material affects of pressure on humans and animals.
As silicon yields to wide-band GaN and SiC, links between one-time Silicon Glen, Scotland and the original Silicon Valley electronics and world entrepreneurship epicentre, are to be strengthened by the Saltire Foundation that adds a week long learning journey to Silicon Valley as part of its Saltire Fellowship programme.
Professor David Delpy, EPSRC's CEO bows out from his post by announcing the prize winners of a national science photography competition organised by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
"Signal Processing Networked Battlespace" is a Defence technology project aimed to improve military personnel defence by better defence in war zones. The £4 million, five year software development will result in helping soldiers assess their surroundings, enabling operatives to quickly analyse risk and respond to threats.
ECOOP (European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming) conference covera all areas of object technology and related software development technologies. The 2014 conferece will be the 28th of the ECOOP conferences series and embrace a broad range of topics related to object-orientation. The 9th ICOOOLPS (Implementation, Compilation, Optimization of OO Languages, Programs and Systems) workshop, 2014 is co-located with ECOOP
Add raspberries! The pleasurable benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, as have its health benefits, although an exact reason was never given. Now researchers from Louisiana State University.report at a meeting of the American Chemical Society that certain bacteria in the stomach absorb the chocolate, fermenting it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.
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