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Stanford, MIT scientists find new way to harness waste heat

Thermobattery

Researchers have developed a new battery technology that captures waste heat and converts it into electricity. Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants. Researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such efforts have focused on thermoelectric devices – solid-state materials that can ... Read More »

Four California universities among world’s top 10, survey says

University of California system

California universities once again scored highly in an annual ranking based on the reputation of world research universities by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, with Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA in the top 10, officials announced. Harvard topped the list, followed by MIT, Stanford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Yale, ... Read More »

Harvard regains the title of Top University in the World

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MIT might have stolen Harvard’s crown in September by being named the best university in the world by QS, but a new report begs to differ. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)—a research center at China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University—has released a list of their own, placing Harvard in the number one spot. The ARWU ranked universities based on ... Read More »

Elite American Universities Offering Free Online Courses

Elite American Universities

WASHINGTON, (RIA Novosti) An increasing number of prominent colleges and universities in the United States are offering free online classes through a series of new high-profile ventures aimed at overhauling higher education in the country. “Higher education is ripe for innovation: it is too expensive and limited to a few,” said John Doerr a venture capitalist who invested in Coursea, ... Read More »

Top universities offer free online courses and certificates in the US

Top US universities have started offering free online courses and certificates, challenging the expensive on-campus way of studying and allowing international students to get US education straight from their computers. Universities including Stanford, Princeton and Columbia, are signing on with new online venture Coursera with classes varying from Finance through to Sociology and Statistics – all of the online classes ... Read More »

U.S. News ranks MIT sixth overall among U.S. universities

Institute’s undergraduate engineering program is again ranked No. 1; undergraduate business program is No. 2. MIT places sixth overall in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the United States’ best colleges and universities, which were released today. The Institute maintained its long standing as the nation’s top undergraduate engineering program at a doctoral institution, and as the No. ... Read More »

Boosting research in Africa

Last week, IBM opened its 12th research laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya, “to help universities produce highly-qualified and technically-skilled graduates”. It is IBM’s first in Africa. The company will also establish a resident programme for Kenyan and African schools. “Top-tier scientists and researchers from pre- and post-doctoral backgrounds, as well as from academia, government or industry” will be admitted to the ... Read More »

Anyone can go to Harvard; Ivys offer free online classes

Let’s do some math. Suppose you were a member of the incoming freshmen class. Even if you received Seattle U’s largest widely available scholarship, you would still end up paying more than $72,000 for tuition over the next four years — assuming tuition costs don’t rise, which they probably will. That cost doesn’t include a room, a meal plan or ... Read More »

MIT to Open Online Classes & Certificates to the Public

With the announcement of a new educational program called MITx, in which MIT will offer online classes culminating in a certificate of completion, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is breaking new ground in free online education. MIT, one of the nation’s leading scientific and technological research universities, has historically been a forerunner in offering classes to the masses online. Ten ... Read More »

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