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Physics/Materials Science - Education/Continuing Education
15.08.2017
Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form
Pictured is a transmission electron microscope image of a mesoporous silica nanoparticle, showing the tiling with triangles and squares, and the Fourier analysis (inset) showing 12-fold symmetry. When Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman first saw a quasicrystal through his microscope in 1982, he reportedly thought to himself, "Eyn chaya kazo" - Hebrew for, "There can be no such creature." But there is, and the quasicrystal has become a subject of much research in the 35 years since Shechtman's Nobel Prize-winning discovery.
Education/Continuing Education - Chemistry
12.07.2017
New Vehicle Emissions Deceptively Clean
By Samantha Jamison CMU researchers are studying atmospheric fine particles and the effects vehicle standards can have on them, which can cause pollution in cities such as Los Angeles. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that newer gasoline vehicles emit less particulate matter, but vapors in the "cleaner" exhaust form particulate matter long after exiting the tailpipe.
Education/Continuing Education
19.05.2017
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have uncovered the mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution. Solar cells harness energy from the sun and provide an alternative to non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels. However, they face challenges from costly manufacturing processes and poor efficiency - the amount of sunlight converted to useable energy.
Education/Continuing Education
06.04.2017
Crater triplets
Crater triplets
At first glance this scene may seem nothing out of the ordinary, but the large elongated crater marks the imprint of an impacting body that may have broken into three before it hit Mars.
Astronomy - Education/Continuing Education
21.02.2017
Frank Bigiel Receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Frank Bigiel Receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Heidelberg astrophysicist Dr Frank Bigiel is receiving a highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC), an ERC Consolidator Grant for extraordinary research talents.
Education/Continuing Education - Physics/Materials Science
03.01.2017
Clean slate
Clean slate
ESA Space in Images Just as the new calendar year begins, and with it a feeling of new beginnings, so this network of dust and gas shows a portion of sky where star birth is yet to take hold.
Astronomy - Education/Continuing Education
15.12.2016
Diederik Kruijssen Receives ERC Starting Grant for Studying Star Formation in Galaxies
Diederik Kruijssen Receives ERC Starting Grant for Studying Star Formation in Galaxies
Heidelberg astrophysicist Dr Diederik Kruijssen is receiving an ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers from the European Research Council (ERC).
Education/Continuing Education
27.10.2016
Fifteen years of Proba-1
Fifteen years of Proba-1
ESA Space in Images An icy close-up view of part of Russia's Lena River Delta acquired by ESA's veteran Proba-1 microsatellite, celebrating 15 years in orbit.
Astronomy - Education/Continuing Education
23.08.2016
Heidelberg Astrophysicist obtains Emmy Noether Group
Heidelberg Astrophysicist obtains Emmy Noether Group
A new Emmy Noether research group at the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) has started working on the physics of star formation in galaxies across cosmic time spans.
Education/Continuing Education
27.06.2016
The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities has issued a statement in response to the EU Referendum vote
In light of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, the members of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities - including the University of Glasgow - affirm the importance of the free movement of students and researchers across Europe.
History/Archeology - Education/Continuing Education
19.05.2016
Historical role of translation studied in new book 'Translation's Forgotten History'
Historical role of translation studied in new book ’Translation’s Forgotten History’
What place did translation have in the making of modern literature? And how might our understanding of a nation's literature change when approached through the lens of translation? Heekyoung Cho , as
Astronomy - Education/Continuing Education
11.05.2016
Quartet of exoplanets locked in complex dance
The University of Chicago's Sean Mills (left) and Daniel Fabrycky describe the complex orbital structure of the Kepler-223 expolanetary system in the May 11 early online edition of Nature .
Education/Continuing Education
29.02.2016
Thinking positive on equity and inclusion
If you have not noticed any inverted triangles identifying a “Positive Space” on U of'T campuses or elsewhere in the GTA, you must be a new arrival.
Life Sciences - Education/Continuing Education
02.12.2015
Exercise Enhances Long Term Memory
Exercise Enhances Long Term Memory
Mice that spent time running on wheels developed twice the normal number of new brain cells and increased their ability to distinguish new objects from familiar objects compared to inactive mice, reports a new study by researcher of the University of Basel. Exercise can result in the development of new brain cells in adult humans and animals - a process called adult neurogenesis.
Education/Continuing Education
11.09.2014
Depression drugs linked to failure of dental implants
A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs) are twice as likely to have dental implants fail as those who are not taking SSRIs.
Life Sciences - Education/Continuing Education
25.06.2014
Freshers struggle to remember basic A-level concepts
Press release issued: 25 June 2014 University freshers struggle to remember basic concepts from their A-level studies, according to new research. A new report from the University of East Anglia shows that even grade-A students could only remember 40 per cent of their A-Level syllabus by the first week of term at university.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Education/Continuing Education
19.06.2014
Education/Continuing Education
18.06.2014
New Deans and Pro-Deans have been appointed at KI
On Tuesday 17 June, Vice-Chancellor Anders Hamsten decided who will be appointed Deans and Pro-Deans at Karolinska Institutet as of 2015 and for the following three years.
Administration/Government - Education/Continuing Education
16.06.2014
New study aims to bust myths about Indigenous sports stars
New study aims to bust myths about Indigenous sports stars 16 June 2014 A University of Sydney study aims to bust common myths about the remarkable achievements of Indigenous Australians in sport. Chief investigator Dr John Evans will spend the next three years identifying the socio-cultural and teaching factors that have encouraged and enhanced Indigenous sports stars' excellence at the highest levels of sport.
Education/Continuing Education - Law/Forensics
10.06.2014
Education/Continuing Education
09.06.2014
Scottish independence vote is 'identity crisis' for the UK, Stanford faculty say
Scottish independence vote is ’identity crisis’ for the UK, Stanford faculty say
A new faculty-student committee will be convened to suggest ways of improving educational efforts around sexual assault and to provide advice on Stanford's disciplinary process for reported cases of sexual assault, Provost John Etchemendy told the Faculty Senate on Thursday.
Business/Economics - Education/Continuing Education
29.05.2014
Early childhood stimulation intervention yields later earnings benefits
Early childhood stimulation intervention yields later earnings benefits
In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science , researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual's ability to earn more money as an adult.
Education/Continuing Education - Pedagogy/Education Science
29.05.2014
Grammar schools helped to create a more unequal society, research suggests
Press release issued: 29 May 2014 The English grammar school system has widened the gap between rich and poor, according to a new study published today. Researchers have reached this conclusion after analysing the pay of more than 2,500 people born between 1961 and 1983. They found a much bigger gap between the wages of the highest and lowest paid individuals born in areas with a selective education system than they did in similar local authorities that had introduced comprehensive schools.
Education/Continuing Education - Psychology
27.05.2014
Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children, According To New Carnegie Mellon Research
Press Release: Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children, According To New Carnegie Mellon Research-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University PITTSBURGH—Maps, number lines, shapes, artwork and other materials tend to cover elementary classroom walls. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children.
Education/Continuing Education
22.05.2014
Education/Continuing Education
21.05.2014
Proposed merger between IOE and UCL
Proposed merger between IOE and UCL
The Councils of the Institute of Education and UCL have given approval for negotiations to continue on the proposed merger between the two universities.
Education/Continuing Education - Social Sciences
20.05.2014
Why don’t the highly educated smoke?
It's well established that adults with college degrees are much less likely to smoke than adults with less education, but the reasons for this inequality are unclear. A new Yale study shows that the links between smoking and education in adulthood are in fact explained by characteristics and choices made in adolescence.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Education/Continuing Education
16.05.2014
UQ building awarded prestigious green rating
The accolades continue for The University of Queensland's newest building, with a prestigious green star rating award from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) this week.
Education/Continuing Education - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.05.2014
Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence
Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence
Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.
Education/Continuing Education
29.04.2014
Education/Continuing Education - Business/Economics
28.04.2014
Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy For Women Opens Enrollment for 2014-2015 Cohort
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy For Women Opens Enrollment for 2014-2015 Cohort -Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Best-Selling Author Leads Executiv
Education/Continuing Education
25.04.2014
National recognition for world-leading academic and artistic visionary
A pioneering researcher and artist has spoken of his pride at having one of his works acquired to be part of the nation’s artistic archives.
Education/Continuing Education - Environment/Sustainable Development
09.04.2014
Joint Brazilian/U.S. Project to Study Formation of Rain in the Amazon Rainforest
Using tethered balloons and instruments placed in towers, the GoAmazon team will study amounts and types of aerosols influencing the formation of clouds that produce torrential rains in the tropics.
Education/Continuing Education - Environment/Sustainable Development
09.04.2014
Joint Brazilian/U.S. project to study rormation of rain in the Amazon rainforest
Using tethered balloons and instruments placed in towers, the GoAmazon team will study amounts and types of aerosols influencing the formation of clouds that produce torrential rains in the tropics.
Social Sciences - Education/Continuing Education
04.04.2014
Nationalism clouds WWII memories in Asia, says Stanford scholar
Nationalism clouds WWII memories in Asia, says Stanford scholar
Stanford scholar Daniel Sneider says that historical memories about World War II in Japan, China and Korea still influence politics among these nations and fuel tensions over a past that could once again trigger conflict.
Social Sciences - Education/Continuing Education
03.04.2014
Nationalism clouds WWII memories, says Stanford scholar
Nationalism clouds WWII memories, says Stanford scholar
Stanford scholar Daniel Sneider says that historical memories about World War II in Japan, China and Korea still influence politics among these nations and fuel tensions over a past that could once again trigger conflict.
Education/Continuing Education
03.04.2014
Economist identifies useful education reforms in India
Economist identifies useful education reforms in India
Jim Berry believes that economics can be a force for good. His projects in India use economic studies and principles to uncover the best ways to alleviate poverty and inform policy.
Event - Education/Continuing Education
03.04.2014
Administration/Government - Education/Continuing Education
03.04.2014
SPRU professor to chair Government review of research assessment
SPRU professor to chair Government review of research assessment
SPRU professor to chair Government review of research assessment Professor James Wilsdon , Professor of Science and Democracy at SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, is to chair a Government review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management.
Arts and Design - Education/Continuing Education
02.04.2014
Science-themed music videos boost scientific literacy, study shows
University of Washington As the United States puts ever-greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to keep competitive in the global economy, schools are trying to figure out how to improve student learning in science. University of Washington researchers Katie Davis and Greg Crowther think music may be the answer for some kids.
Education/Continuing Education
24.03.2014
New international centre established to address child language learning and delay
New international centre established to address child language learning and delay
Experts from Lancaster University and the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool have secured one of the largest grants ever awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - to carry out research which will transform understanding of how children learn to communicate. The £9 million cash injection over five years will see a new ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) set up in the North West working with experts in the USA, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Education/Continuing Education
19.03.2014
Education, finances affect risk of heart disease more for women than men
ANN ARBOR-Low levels of education and financial assets have long been linked to increased risks of cardiovascular disease. But a new University of Michigan study shows that the association is much greater for middle-aged and older women than it is for men of similar ages. "These findings suggest that health care professionals should consider exploring interventions aimed at reducing the risks of heart disease for this group of women," said Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, a U-M sociologist who co-authored the study published last month in Women & Health.
Education/Continuing Education
11.03.2014
Ethnic minorities ‘better qualified’
11 Mar 2014 New evidence from the 2011 Census shows that ethnic minorities in England and Wales have become increasingly better qualified than their White British counterparts.
Agronomy/Food Science - Education/Continuing Education
10.03.2014
Education 'protects' poor women from fattening effects of rising wealth
Education ’protects’ poor women from fattening effects of rising wealth
Obesity levels among women in lowand middle-income countries tend to rise in line with wealth as they purchase more energy-dense foods, but a new UCL study suggests that more educated consumers make better food choices that mitigate this effect. The study showed that in middle-income countries, obesity levels among women with secondary or higher education are 14-19% lower than less-educated women of similar wealth.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Education/Continuing Education
07.03.2014
Work to start on £60 million advanced manufacturing research facility at Ansty Park
The University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce celebrated their joint collaboration to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) when the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood
Physics/Materials Science - Education/Continuing Education
03.03.2014
'Four!' heads up, wide use of more flexible metallic glass coming your way
’Four!’ heads up, wide use of more flexible metallic glass coming your way
Scientists are working toward even stronger and more elastic glass types which would fail in a ductile fashion instead of shattering.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Education/Continuing Education
27.02.2014
NICE Fellowship for Associate Professor
Dr Veronica Maynard, Associate Professor in Postgraduate Clinical Education and Lead for Evidence Based Medicine at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PU PSMD), has been awarded a three-year NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Fellowship.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Education/Continuing Education
25.02.2014
Compassion aids well-being
Compassion aids well-being
Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education co-sponsored the Dalai Lama's visit to Silicon Valley for a talk on business, ethics and compassion.
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