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Congratulations to NIST International School's Class of 2015!

May 22, 2015 08:39 GMT NIST International School The 98 members of NIST's Class of 2015 have received 256 offers to 120 universities, 108 of which accepted 100% of the applicants. The students also received an incredible USD $1.35 million in scholarship offers. Those extending offers include Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Claremont McKenna, Cornell University, Georgetown University, University of Southern California and Tufts University.

Designing microwave devices from scratch using computer simulations

May 21, 2015 08:00 GMT Umeå University For decades, the design of microwave devices, like antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has relied on the inventiveness of a professional designer. Computer simulations are usually used only in final design stages to fine-tune details in the design. This classical approach to microwave device design is challenged in the PhD thesis by Emadeldeen Hassan, Umeå University

Light-emitting fork made with sprayed LEC technology

May 20, 2015 08:00 GMT Umeå University Light-emitting electrochemical cells, LEC, is a newly invented lighting technology. In his thesis, physicist Amir Asadpoordarvish, Umeå University, shows how a LEC can be produced through spraying three layers of ink on a substrate and emit light by the current from an ordinary battery. LEC components can be sprayed onto complicated surfaces, for example to make a light-emitting fork.

Nerve cells use each other as maps

May 19, 2015 10:44 GMT Umeå University In a recent research study published in Nature Communications neurobiologist Sara Wilson, Umeå University, found that during embryonic development different parts of the nerve cell are important for guiding other nerve cells into their physical positions.

Creative Space for sustainable ideas

May 19, 2015 06:10 GMT The Absolut Company The Absolut Company creates a venue for innovators with the aim of finding solutions that can contribute to a sustainable future. Old containers that previously carried Absolut Vodka are rebuilt into a creative hub to be filled with innovative ideas.

Business students nominate Gästriklands best companies

May 10, 2015 15:29 GMT University of Gävle Business students nominate Gästriklands best companies. Companies were commended at a ceremony at Gävle castle on Wednesday evening by the County Governer, Barbro Holmberg.

Business Administration degree course makes 20th position among first choice applications in Sweden

May 10, 2015 15:12 GMT University of Gävle Business Administration degree course makes 20th position among first choice applications in Sweden, Position 20 of 3300 If one looks at all the degree courses most applied for by first choice applicants over the whole country, the Business Administration degree course programme at Gävle University is the 20th most applied for course.

New Stockholm web site for international students and researchers

May 07, 2015 08:45 GMT Stockholm Academic Forum Stockholm Academic Forum is today launching the web page The site is aimed at international students and researchers looking for studies and work opportunities in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

​New Generation of Innovators Celebrate Success at InnovEIT

May 07, 2015 08:14 GMT EIT ICT Labs EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) rewards Europe’s best innovators at the EIT Awards ceremony.