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Mysterious nature of glass explained by new theory

Archaeological evidence suggests that glass was first made in the Middle East sometime around 3000 B.C. However, almost 5,000 years later, scientists are still perplexed about how glassy materials make the transition from a molten state to a solid.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2008

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NVIDIA founder donates $30 million for innovative engineering center at Stanford

The Stanford School of Engineering today announced that Jen-Hsun Huang, the founder and chief executive officer of leading visual computing company NVIDIA and a Stanford electrical engineering alumnus, will donate $30 million to help build a modern and sustainable destination for education and research, the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center.

Posted: Sep 10th, 2008

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Key technology milestone leads to breakthrough for fusion community

Fusion for Energy with the support of the European Commission, Japan Atomic Energy Agency and ITER Organisation have successfully tested a prototype superconductor for the ITER Poloidal Field coils made of Niobium(Nb)-Titanium(Ti) reaching a stable operation at 52 kA in a magnetic field of 6.4 Tesla.

Posted: Sep 10th, 2008

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