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Literal Sun Jars Shrinking Stars for Energy Production – Professor Michael Brown, Swarthmore College

Jan 11, 2018engineering and tech, physical sciences

Science is the pursuit of knowledge – a search for an understanding. Sometimes that knowledge is simply collected and catalogued away for future reference (the laser was discovered in this manner) but, often, it is searched out vehemently to achieve something of importance. No other scientific endeavour has the potential to change the course of human history as much as Nuclear Fusion. And that’s precisely what Professor Michael Brown and his team at Swarthmore College are working on.

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Exploring Diamond’s Potential in High-Power, High-Temperature Electronics – Dr Debarati Mukherjee, Dr Luis Nero Alves, Dr Joana Catarina Mendes

While many people perceive diamond as a material used to make jewellery or other decorative objects, this mesmerising stone has numerous other valuable applications. In fact, its physical properties make diamond ideal for uses in various technological applications, including high performance electronics. Dr Debarati Mukherjee, Dr Luis Nero Alves and Dr Joana Catarina Mendes at the University of Aveiro in Portugal have recently outlined some exciting potential uses of diamond in technology and engineering, while also describing what makes this material so unique and valuable.