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Be aware as Dr. Marin Soljačić Rises to Science Stardom

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, 37 years ago, Dr. Marin Soljačić is a physicist and electrical engineer recently brought to the attention of tech geeks around the globe for successfully accomplishing wireless non-radiative energy transfer. On the trail of Tesla, who … Continue reading

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Meet our Authors: William J. Bosl, PhD

Dr. William J. Bosl is a Research Scientist in the Medicine Informatics Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, USA. He is currently preparing a chapter for a forthcoming InTech book on biomedical engineering. We were delighted when he contacted us to … Continue reading

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MIT OCW – Year-End Numbers and a Year-Start Celebration

“A revolutionary idea about creating revolutionary ideas,” as president Susan Hockfield describes the MIT project, will now mark its 150th anniversary. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers its teaching materials used in undergraduate and graduate courses available on the web, … Continue reading

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A Christmas List of Open Access Gifts – No Money Necessary

“Twinkling colored lights are nice and so are plastic Santas and reindeers and nativity scenes, but let me tell you something. There’s nothing like the sight of a beautiful, black-as-pitch raven to get you in the Christmas spirit.” (Chris in … Continue reading

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Clearing a Path to Education

A Croatian friend asked me the other day if I knew anything about postgraduate courses being offered by a UK university. He had stumbled upon an ad for Work Based Learning courses being offered by the University of Middlesex. He … Continue reading

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What a Tangled Web!

A former boss of mine used to say that organizations are like swans. If you look at a swan swimming on water, it looks beautiful and serene. But if you were able to see what was going on underwater, you … Continue reading

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Simon Fraser University – From Fur Traps to Science Fiction

What would a fur trader such as Simon Fraser do with Open Access to data? He would probably not have thought of traveling to the mouth of a river which bears his name to this date. However, for the students … Continue reading

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