A New Perovskite Based Anode For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

University: University of St AndrewsSector(s): Energy & RenewablesAbout Opportunity:The state of the art anode material used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells is the Ni/YSZ ceramic-metal (cermet) composite (where YSZ = Y2O3/ZrO2) which has several difficulties in use. The anode is prepared as NiO/YSZ, and must be reduced to Ni/YSZ to work: this entails a large volumetric shrinkage, which can cause the cells

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Cambridge latest reward

Cambridge research that will enable scientists to grow and study embryos in the lab for almost two weeks has been named as the People’s Choice for Science magazine’s ‘Breakthrough of the Year 2016’It’s a natural human instinct to be curious about where we come from, but until now, technical hurdles have meant there’s been a huge gap in our understanding of how

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Durham to play key role among Commonwealth universities

Durham University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge, has been elected to the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).The Council is the ACU’s governing body, made up of an elected group of university vice-chancellors who represent member institutions across the Commonwealth. The Council is collectively responsible for overseeing the ACU’s activities and determining its future direction. Durham has been a member

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Exeter’s University chooses its challenge team

Exeter’s University Challenge Team has been chosenThe University Challenge Team has been selected from over 400 applicants across our four campuses.The team consists of:·         Team Captain: Edward Mills, a French student from Streatham Campus·         Paul Gratrex, a Natural Sciences student from Streatham Campus·         Ghee Bowman, a History student from Streatham Campus·         Thomas Chicken, a History student from Penryn CampusWith the

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Imperial College of Science

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business. Joining such a specialist community means studying what you love with people who love it too – all in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities.We’re ranked among the top ten best universities in the world in the QS

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King’s College of London – New test to identify risk of diabetes in pregnancy

New test developed to identify obese women at high risk of developing diabetes in pregnancy In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by King’s College London have successfully developed a method that more accurately identifies those obese women at high risk of gestational diabetes, than what is currently being used.In 2014, around seven

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Oxford Study : Researchers have charted the relationship between carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and GDP, known to scientists as global ’emission intensity’.

They have discovered that global emission intensity rose in the first part of the 21st century, despite all major climate projections foreseeing a decline. The working paper by the University of Oxford describes how earlier scenarios (created in 1992 and 2000) were overly optimistic, as recently published observations show global emissions intensity rose, largely due to unexpected economic growth in China, India

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St. Andrew University study about data encryption

Data EncryptionPublished Patent DocumentsUniversity: University of St AndrewsSector(s): Information & Communications TechnologiesAbout Opportunity:Current telecommunications encryption techniques can be computationally expensive as they require either complex software or highly specialised hardware and some form of preliminary security-critical key distribution.  Even ‘public key’ systems require this. Our invention - a novel software algorithm - provides a computationally simple yet highly secure encryption technique for

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Good news for Christmas – The Wolfson Foundation grants University of Warwick £2 million for new Mathematical Sciences building

It has just been announced that the University of Warwick has been awarded £2 million from The Wolfson Foundation to help construct a new Mathematical Sciences building.The full cost of the new building will be around £27 million. It will be built in close proximity to the current Mathematical Sciences facilities and create a space for the co-location of inter-disciplinary

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University College London

University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federalUniversity of London. It is the largest postgraduate institution in the UK by enrollment and is regarded as one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research universities.Established in 1826 as London University by founders inspired by the radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham, UCL was the first university institution to be established in London, and the

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