Building Loudspeakers at Boynton Middle School
As part of the new lending library for middle school program, the Xraise outreach team set out to test one of its latest developments, a design lesson plan in which students learn about electricity and magnetism through the designing of their own loudspeaker made from cups, coils and magnets.
Origin of Vertical Orientation in Two-Dimensional Metal Halide Perovskites and its Effect on Photovoltaic Performance
Metal Halide Perovskites (MHPs) are poised to revolutionize the field of optoelectronic materials with their phenomenal performance in solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), photodetectors and lasers. MHPs are unique in that they combine low-cost solution processability with superb electronic quality that is comparable to, or surpasses, that of the state-of-the-art epitaxial grown semiconductors. What is particularly exciting about MHPs is that they can be manufactured into lightweight flexible solar cells that can provide power in locations that are difficult for traditional solar cells - drones, cars, soldiers and backpackers.
After the Sunrise, Students Thrive at CHESS
The view from the third floor of the new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering and Physical Sciences Hall at Fort Lewis College is an impressive one -- the San Juan Mountains rise prominently to the north while the desert Southwest edges up to the base of the range, the confluence of which marks the boundaries of the small city of Durango, CO.
Discovering new drugs to combat microbial resistance to antibiotics
Resistance to antimicrobial agents is a worldwide problem. Not only do bacteria mutate to become resistant, they can acquire resistance genes from other bacteria. Using a structure-based strategy, researchers seek to identify new drugs which can inhibit this transfer and so limit the development of antimicrobial resistance.
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Determination of bond strengths in non-woven fabrics: A combined experimental and computational approach
Non-woven materials have fiber network structures and present some good physical properties, like high porosity, high mechanical strength and high toughness.
New technique simplifies creation of nanoparticle 'magic-sized clusters'
One of the cool things about nanoparticles is also what makes them so difficult to work with: the fact that their properties are dependent on their size.
Role models for future engineers
Beverly J. Martin (BJM) Elementary School is located in downtown Ithaca and is a vibrant, diverse community, with a wide range of learners and a cohort of students struggling to become more proficient in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).