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world‘s renewable energy supply has come from the World Cultural Council as it awards the father of the dye solar cell (DSC), Professor Michael Grätzel, the prestigious 2012 ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science for his outstanding achievements in inventing and developing the Grätzel Cell, the Dye-sensitised Solar Cell (DSC), that is regarded by many as the sin- gle most important breakthrough in the development of sustainable energy.
The Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council has selected Professor Grätzel, Director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Swit- zerland, because of DSC‘s capability to significantly increase the spread of sustainable, renewable energy throughout the world and make a major impact in renewable energy distribution across the globe
Furhermore, effectiveness of DSC in the built envi- ronment, where the results showed DSC consistently outperformed a range of competing PV technologies. Specifically, in U.K. conditions outperformance was typically in the vicinity of 30%.
verspin Technologies is reporting record growth for 2011 with MRAM product shipments to ex-
ceed three times the unit volume shipped in 2010. Servicing more than 300 active customers with 100- plus MRAM products in three major markets, the company is tracking well over 100 applications that
substantial validation of the power of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) technology to significantly impact the
are using MRAM today. In 2011 alone, the company secured 250 new design wins for its MRAM product offering. In addition to its discrete MRAM products, Everspin began shipments of embedded MRAM products in 2011 with an initial volume of more than 2M units.
Moreover, Offering a unique combination of high performance, endurance, non-volatility and relia- bility, magnetic RAM (MRAM) from Everspin Tech- nologies is the memory solution of choice for a new cognitive computing platform. CogniMem™ Tech- nologies is using MRAM to quickly store and restore the content of the neurons on its recently introduced CogniBlox™ reconfigurable module, which features four CM1K neuron chips or a total of 4,096 silicon neurons that mimic how the human brain processes data.
E Global Research presented at the APS’ 2012 March Meeting new research findings on its
nanotextured anti-icing surfaces. In addition to dramatically reducing ice adhesion, these surfaces now have been shown to significantly delay the onset of ice formation in simulated atmospheric icing conditions. The development of nanotextured anti- icing surfaces and coatings has been an integral part of GE’s advanced nanotechnology research program at GE Global Research. Scientists were inspired by research on the Lotus plant, which revealed a nano- textured wax on the surface of their leaves that can repel water.