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  • Thomas Lorne added an answer:
    How completely dry CNT?

    Hi everyone,

    I disperse MWCNT(200mg) in 30mlit H2SO4/HNO3(3:1) solution to form defects on it. After sonication for couple of hour, I add DI water to it and immediately pour it on paper filter. The CNTs are gathered on the paper filter. Then i transfer it to glass watch while it has moisture in it. I should dry the CNTs completely but while I use heat oven with 60degree for 12hours the moisture is not gone properly and still in it.

    How can i do it better to dry it completely to form powder? Can I use ethanol or acetone to wash it and dry it more easily without loosing my defects in MWCNTs?


    Thomas Lorne

    Freeze-drying is also an option.

  • Giampiero Campa added an answer:
    Can anyone recommend a literature on '' UAV path planning in agriculture using matlab code" ?

    I need to write a code regarding this ascept in matlab code. please help me

    Giampiero Campa

    Also contact Dr. Yu Gu of West Virginia University, he has an extensive experience on UAV for agriculture

  • Victor Dubrovsky added an answer:
    Who is working on Personal Rapid Transit?

    Personal Rapid Transit uses a computer-controlled pod available to individual users on demand

    Victor Dubrovsky

    Not my speciality

  • Zol Bahri Razali added an answer:
    How we can know the emerging science concepts or terms in different fields for research?
    As a researcher, and science blogger, working on emerging science concepts is worthy but don't know any authentic source for this. Previously, Thomson Reuters presented this information.
  • Craig Scott added an answer:
    How to determine the negative refractive Index of metamaterials?

    Dear all, how I can determine the negative refractive index of the metamaterials by CST studio suite or by using S-Parameters?

    Craig Scott

    And a related question - is it possible to tell if a material is a NIM based on its dispersion relation, since that's what many 3D codes compute... something like negative slope for example.

    At first I thought a negative slope (negative group velocity) was an indicator of negative index, but after doing some calculations, I'm not convinced that it is.

  • Ahmad Reeves added an answer:
    What expectations do university students bring to the experience of using virtual worlds such as Second Life for educational purposes?
    Given the high end user experience in gaming, and the expectations created by multiplayer environments with sophisticated graphics and interactivity - what value do virtual worlds such as Kaneva, Second Life and others have for research and teaching at university level?
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      ABSTRACT: The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group has an informal membership of nearly 200 members with an interest in education and virtual worlds within the Australian and New Zealand context. Members come from a variety of academic disciplines and may be teaching or research academics, Research Higher Degree candidates, project managers, virtual world builders and developers. The group acts as an informal Community of Practice, facilitating learning and the transfer of skills through social contact, opportunities to collaborate on projects and publications, and through the sharing of knowledge and experience. This poster provides a snapshot of the activity of this highly active group. An informal community of practice The Australian and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) began in November 2009 as a small group of 10 academics from the DEHub Queensland. At that first meeting, it was decided to open up membership beyond the DEHub consortium as there was considerable expertise in virtual worlds and education outside of that group of institutions. The group now has a membership of 190 from 55 Australian and New Zealand institutions. From February 2010, the group has met monthly in Second Life at Australis 4 Learning – an island jointly owned by the University of New England, the lead project member of the DEHub, and two other members of the VWWG (Gregory, 2011). The membership of the VWWG has a common interest in using virtual worlds for teaching and learning, though individual's own roles in institutions vary. The majority of the members have roles as teaching academics but there are also research academics, Research Higher Degree students, and virtual world builders and developers. Even within those groupings, there is considerable variation both in the level of experience in dealing with virtual worlds and the teaching disciplines. Since its inception, the VWWG has acted as an informal Community of Practice. Étienne Wenger defined a
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    Ahmad Reeves

    Minocha, S and Reeves, A.J. (2010).Designing for Learner Engagement: Relating pedagogical and learning-space designs in 3D virtual environments In Journal of Learning, Media & Technology Special Issue: Learning and Researching in Virtual Worlds, Volume 35 Issue 2, pp.111-137.

  • Ján Kozempel added an answer:
    What is the best method for CNT acid functionalization??

    Now, I'm doing the SWCNT functionalization. I refluxed (90% purity)SWCNT with 3:1 volume ratio of H2SO4:HNO3 at 70 degree celcius for 6 hours. After that, I wash the acids using vacuum filtration (0.22um pore size PTFE) for several times..Lastly, I centrifuged the solution(CNT in DI water) with 8000rpm and take out supernatant for characterization. However, when I characterized the solution using SEM and AFM no tubes appeared. And only nanorod that I can get. Before this, I also refluxed with 90 degree celcius instead of 70 because some researchers said the high temperature will cause CNT to be destroyed. Unfortunately, I obtained the same results.Could anyone suggest the best method functionalization in order to get pure CNT-COOH??Thanks for your help :)

    Ján Kozempel

    In case of SWCNTs I would suggest some acylation reactions instead of oxidation (you may get CO2 easily) 

  • Marie Florence Desir Pierre added an answer:
    Is Big Bang Disruption really true?
    How can technology just be a fad?
    Marie Florence Desir Pierre

    Technology can be a fad endless mountain enabling progress in almost all sectors. It has become a remedy for all ills in the sectors of activities.

  • Anne Nygaard Tanner added an answer:
    Does anyone have information about theories / literature on the disruption of localized technological evolution?

    By this I mean the implications of exogenous influences (knowledge spill over/ spin-off/ trickle down) originating from more advanced environments. Examples of this could be the technological implications of colonialism for the colonized, or the impact of NASA’s innovations on everyday technology (i.e. memory foam) etc, or the innovation and diffusion of gunpower and its effects.

    I know NASA has a “Spinoff” publication, however I am looking for academic treatments on this phenomenon. I guess this is a form of Technology Transfer, however I think because of the leaps in technology are so large, this particular type of transfer is more akin to superimposition, where consumer / cultural preference matters very little?

    Anne Nygaard Tanner

    You could also take a look at the seminal work of Carlota Perez, for example: Perez and Soete (1988) Catching up in Technology: (...) and Perez (1983). From the field of economic geography, you could take a look at the literature on 'windows of locational opportunity' by Storper and Walker (1989) and Ron Bochma.

  • Kevin Larkin added an answer:
    Emerging technologies in the primary classroom: What are the pros and cons?
    I am looking for research discussing the pros and cons, and analyzing the uses of emerging technologies within a primary school environment.
    Kevin Larkin
    Hi Ainslie,

    An interesting question in terms of what is defined as "emerging". Are netbooks emerging or are they now old hat? Are iPads emerging? Does it matter so much whether they are emerging or is it more about how technologies in general are used in primary school? My thesis and various articles afterwards looked at netbook usage in primary schools. If you like, visit my page and look for any of the articles with netbooks in them. There is also a conference publication regarding iPods and Upper Primary / Lower Secondary students. Cheers, Kevin.
  • Srinivas Sridhar added an answer:
    Where could I find examples of nanotechnology and personalized medicine?
    I am looking for publications or ongoing projects involved with the development of personalized medicine enabled by nanotechnology. In particular I am interested in applications that can be expected to Reach the market within 5-10 years.
    Srinivas Sridhar
    Hello we have several formulations and projects that we intend to translate and commercialize. See http://sagar.physics.neu.edu
  • Feng Shi asked a question:
    Is there any linear equivalent circuit model for spintronics devices?
    I need this model to simplify my circuit design.
  • Theodora Issa added an answer:
    Hype cycles - do they exist, can researchers gather anything from them?
    Gartner Group has published hype cycle charts (e.g. for emerging technologies), which seem to indicate the maturity of new or novel ideas, concepts and products in academic and technological communities.

    What is the reality behind those charts? Are they useful in forecasting the lifecycle of technologies? Do researchers render them useful to define projects, get funding and write articles?

    Theodora Issa
    Thank Gyorgy, being careful might need them to have other opinions!
  • Mehryar Nooriafshar added an answer:
    I am investigating the practical applications of Google Glass in education. I would be interested in sharing ideas with fellow researchers on this topic.
    Google is about to introduce “Google Glass”. This device is described as a wearable computer which, in a hands-free manner, allows the wearer to access the Internet and utilize the incorporated 720p camera. The camera, a prominent feature, can capture both still shots and video clips for storage or sharing purposes. The most important feature of Google Glass (The Glass) is that the user has the option of providing the commands without, practically, lifting a finger. In other words, the interface with this wearable computer is more natural and human-like. This feature can be referred to as bringing the technology closer to human senses.
    Mehryar Nooriafshar
    Andreas, thank you for your message. That sounds really interesting. I am very excited about this emerging technology. I have identified a few suitable applications in education. They include learning languages, mathematics and undertaking research in higher degrees. I plan to put the Glass to the test using these topics.
  • Wolf Tombe asked a question:
    I'm leading an R&D effort tasked with predicting where data storage as an industry and technology is going over the next 5 to 7 years.
    The purpose of this research is to pre-position our agency to be able to take full advantage of the next generation of storage (whatever that is) . The goal is to save tax payer dollars by correctly predicting where storage as a technology and industry is going; thereby reducing the possibilities of purchasing technology (in a couple of years) that doesn't not have strong longevity or will not continue to meet our organizational goals as it evolves over the next 5 to 7 years. Cloud and the potential migration of storage vendors toward adoption of open standards for integration of their storage devices from a single ubiquitous configuration, management and visibility perspective as potential themes being explored. Any and all input, thoughts or theories are greatly appreciated.
  • Ewald Strasser asked a question:
    IURO Study
    Dear colleagues,
    The HCI & Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center (University of Salzburg) is conducting a study as part of the EU FP7 funded project - Interactive Urban Robot (IURO) - in which we investigate HRI in public space. We would like to cordially invite you to participate in our online survey. In the survey you will be asked to answer questions about the robot or to rate displayed videos. In particular we are interested in User Experience and Acceptance of robots in public space. No prior knowledge is necessary to participate.

    Participation is completely voluntary. The collected data is anonymous and will be kept confidential. The results will be used in aggregated form as part of researcher’s thesis and in future publications.

    The survey can be done completely online. However, it requires Flash enabled in your browser in order to watch the videos. Whole study takes approximately 20 minutes. Please read the questions carefully and answer them according to your first thoughts.

    Your participation in this study will make an important contribution to the future course of the IURO project.

    You can find the detailed instructions and the survey here:

    We would like to warmly thank you in advance for helping us with your invaluable participation. For further information please contact:
    Jakub Zlotowski, Phone: +43 662 8044 4836, E-Mail: jakub.zlotowski@sbg.ac.at
  • Shahbaz Ahmed asked a question:
    Technology and Relegion
    Technology is proving relegions day by day. and the most popoular among technology is Islam.
    the contents of the holy book "Quran" followed by muslims in Islam relegion are perfect with reference to technological and Social and Philosophical realities.
    Every relegion is true but misconceptions by humans is the main barrier to find out their realities. the laws of science and society in Quraan are perfect and technology is opening the secrets of this revealed knowlege.

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