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Stanford Dissertations and Theses
The Engineering Library shelves any print copies of dissertations and theses for 2009 and 2010 only. Beginning in 2010, most became electronic only, with no print copy created. Earlier print dissertations and theses are shelved off site and can be requested via the Searchworks Online Catalog. Please allow 2 working days for the item to arrive after you request it.

Electronic theses

PARC Forum: Expecting the unexpected: technology in emerging markets, July 23, 2009

Title: Expecting the unexpected: technology in emerging markets

Date: Thursday July 23, 2009 4-5pm

Speaker: Brooke Partridge, President and CEO, Vital Wave Consulting

Location:
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.parc.com/util/map.html

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking, and the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.


Breakthrough in Water Desalination

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science are working hard to help alleviate the Alifornia's water deficit with their new mini-mobile-modular (M3) "smart" water desalination and filtration system.


Light Force Could Control Nanodevices

A team led by Hong Tang, assistant professor at of Yale University has discovered a "repulsive" light force that can be used to control components on silicon microchips. Researchers had theorized the existence of both the attractive and repulsive forces since 2005, but the latter had remained unproven until now.

These light forces may one day control telecommunications devices that would require far less power but would be much faster than today's conventional counterparts,

Read more at Yale University News


PARC Forum: New technologies for residential energy management, July 16, 2009

Title: New technologies for residential energy management

Date: Thursday July 16, 2009 4-5pm

Speaker: Rich Green, President and CEO, Rich Green, Ink

Location:
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.parc.com/util/map.html

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking, and the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.

Description:


World's first fuel cell aircraft takes off in Germany

Antares DLR-H2
The world's first piloted aircraft capable of manned flight using only power from hydrogen fuel cells took off in Germany Tuesday. Developed by the German Aerospace Center, the Antares DLR-H2 is based on the Antares 20E motor glider with a wingspan of 20 meters, it has a range of 750 km and can currently reach speeds up to 170 km/hr.

"The fuel cell is slung under the left wing and the hydrogen tank under the right wing – with a capacity of either 2 or 4.9 kilograms. The fuel cell system used to power the Antares delivers up to 25 kilowatts of electrical power, and when flying in a straight line, the aircraft only requires about ten kilowatts of power. In this situation, the fuel cell is operating at an efficiency level of approximately 52 percent."


PARC Forum: Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments July 9, 2009

Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments

Date: Thursday July 9, 2009 4-5pm

Speaker: Dr Alexandre Bayen, University of California Berkeley

Location:
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.parc.com/util/map.html

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking, and the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.

Description:


Ultra-thin Material Absorbs Light

Eduard Driessena, and Michiel de Dood, have demonstrated that at a thickness of 4.5 nanometer niobiumnitride (NbN) is ultra-absorbent. They have recorded a light absorption of almost 100%, while the best light absorption prior to this was 50%.

The new discovery gave Driessen and De Dood the idea for building a special detector. They want to use it to view photons. To date this has been very difficult because the absorption was not high enough.

Read the article in the Universiteit Leiden News.


Energy Early Career Forum at ES2009 July 19

“Charting a Career in the Multidisciplinary Field of Energy Sustainability”

A Great Opportunity to...
Get expert career advice from industry pros
Network with peers and energy industry pioneers
Learn much needed soft skills to excel in your career

Includes Free Entry to the Welcome Reception at the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability 2009.

PROGRAM DETAILS
9:30 am - 10:30 am Check-in and Registration
10:30 am - 10:45 am Introduction & Welcome

Location:
Westin St Francis Hotel
335 Powell St
San Francisco


Engineering Library Standards Collection

The Engineering Library has a collection of standards that includes many full-text online standards. In addition we have collected links to many online standards collections available for free online.

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