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Photovoltaic systems growing faster than other renewable sources

Photovoltaic power generation grew by 73 percent between 2007-08, making it the fastest growing source of alternative energy, Monica Oliphant, president of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), said upon her arrival in Delaware from Australia to attend the 2009 Karl Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit ceremony at the University of Delaware on Thursday, May 7.

Posted: May 5th, 2009

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Electrospun nanofibers could be used for protective clothing, wearable power and more

In his office, MIT Professor of Chemical Engineering Gregory Rutledge keeps a small piece of fabric that at first glance resembles a Kleenex. This tissue-like material, softer than silk, is composed of fibers that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair and holds promise for a wide range of applications including protective clothing, drug delivery and tissue engineering.

Posted: May 5th, 2009

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'Food mill' for proteins - new method improves protein analysis considerably

Until now, extracting as many proteins as possible from biological samples has required a combination of several methods. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have now developed a new universally employable sample preparation method that combines the advantages of the usual methods and allows an unprecedented depth of proteome coverage.

Posted: May 5th, 2009

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Stabile Quantenbits

Bereits 2007 hat Prof. Dr. Goetz S. Uhrig, Physiker an der TU Dortmund, eine Methode ersonnen, wie die fragilen Zustaende von Quantenbits moeglichst lange stabil gehalten werden koennen. Seine theoretisch in Formeln beschriebene Optimierung wurde jetzt von amerikanische Wissenschaftler im Experiment ueberprueft.

Posted: May 5th, 2009

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