Approaches to Evaluating and Improving Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
As lithium-ion battery technologies mature, the size and energy of these systems continues to increase for emerging applications in transportation, grid storage, military use and aerospace. In fact, broadening the application space for lithium-ion batteries from the consumer electronics industries to these emerging markets increases their size from 1-50 Wh batteries for smart phones and laptops to >50 kWh for electric vehicles (EVs) and MWh scale for utility storage systems. As these...

Systems as the Driver for Synthetic Biology

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
We now possess the ability to read and write DNA. These tools are not only revolutionizing biotechnology but also the basic life sciences as well. The challenge is that we are still learning the grammar. In other words, we often do not know which genetic perturbations to make in order to alter the behavior of an organism. As a result, synthetic biology still involves much trial and error. Moreover, we are still far from the point where we can engineer new organisms from scratch – rather,...

MWV Episode 66 - Curtis Suttle: Marine Virology

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
In MicrobeWorld Video episode 66 Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Curtis Suttle, Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology, and Botany, and Associate Dean of Science University of British Columbia. Dr. Suttle is one of the World's leading marine virologists, and is among a small group of researchers that is credited with launching the field of marine virology. Dr. Maloy talks with Dr. Suttle about the incredible diversity of the ocean's microscopic inhabitants that...

Assembling Contractile Actomyosin Bundles

submitted by: icamvid

Assembling Contractile Actomyosin Bundles by Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago, USA
Soft Active Materials
May 18, 2009 – May 21, 2009
Syracuse University, New York

SAM 09 Day2_T6

submitted by: icamvid

SAM 09 Day2_T6

Universal Patterns of Collective Motion: Observations, experiments and models of flocking

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Universal Patterns of Collective Motion: Observations, experiments and models of flocking by Tamas Vicsek, ELTE, Budapest
Soft Active Materials
May 18, 2009 – May 21, 2009
Syracuse University, New York