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Attention Mathcad Users!

Knovel will soon be featuring live Mathcad enabled equations in select titles starting with Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain and
Hick's Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations.

PARC Forum: CO2 Capture and Storage - Jan 22, 2009

CO2 Capture and Storage
Sally Benson, Stanford University

Location: George E. Pake Auditorium
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304


Engineering Library News - January 2009

IEEE Expert Now!
Stanford now has access to over 70 engaging and highly interactive one-hour online learning courses from IEEE, covering the fields of aerospace, circuits & devices, optics, communications, computing, power and energy, professional development and more, plus additional courses will be added throughout 2009.

PARC Forum: Solar Power: Scaling Up, Jan. 15, 2009

PARC Forum at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2009

Location: George E. Pake Auditorium
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Cleantech forum series

Solar Power: Scaling Up

Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media


A survey of the solar market, a review of solar technology, a look at the investment and policy climate, and a forecast of what lies ahead.

SPIE Reviews - New Open Access Journal

The Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers plans to launch a new open-access journal this year called SPIE Reviews. It will publish original in-depth review articles on emerging topics in the multidisciplinary field of optics and photonics, and will be available through the SPIE Digital Library alongside the other open access journal SPIE Letters. More information on the forthcoming SPIE Reviews, including editorial board members, is available in the press release.

New Titanium-glass Alloys

In 2008, a Caltech group published a paper in the journal Nature, describing new strategies for creating new liquid-metal composites for use in the aerospace industry. The same group has now developed group of alloys with a high percentage of titanium, but which maintained the properties of the previously created zirconium alloys.

Read more on the new research at Cal Tech.

Biofuel Development Shifting To Marine Algae

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, along with researchers at UCSD’s Division of Biological Sciences, are part of an emerging algal biofuel consortium. Algae yields five to 10 times more bioenergy molecules per area, per time, than any terrestrial plant and can be grown on barren desert land using salt water, averting competition with agricultural cropland and the need for large amounts of fresh water for irrigation.

Read the full article in Explorations Magazine.

Nanoscale DNA Trap

The Cornell University research team reports they have created a nanoscale trap that can stop free floating DNA molecules and nanoparticles in their track. The trap may allow researchers to boost the accuracy of biological sensors and create a range of new 'lab on a chip' diagnostic tools.

Read more about "Optical manipulation of nanoparticles and biomolecules in sub-wavelength slot waveguides" on page 71 in the Jan. 1, 2009, issue of the journal Nature

Hybrid Nanostructures Detect Nanoscale Magnetism

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed and demonstrated a new method for detecting the magnetic behaviors of nanomaterials.

Read the article "Detection of Nanoscale Magnetic Activity Using a Single Carbon Nanotube" in the Nov. 1st issue of Nano Letters, 2008.

Designing Future Sustainable Polymers

A theory which researchers believe may lead to a new class of materials, is described in a paper appearing in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B (online Dec. 11).

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