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Nominations now open for 2007 ITS Board Elections

Up to five International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Board Director positions will be opened for election at the 26th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, to be held in Jeju, Korea, June 3-7, 2007.  The ITS Nomination and Election Committee invites you to nominate your candidate(s) by clicking here.

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Dresselhaus Wins 2007 L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science

MIT Professor Millie Dresselhaus has been awarded the 2007 L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science

"For her research on solid state materials, including conceptualizing the creation of carbon nanotubes."

The award ceremony was held Feb. 22, 2007 in Paris and each winner received individual awards of $100,000.

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Thermoelect-Wikity: Thermoelectrics meets Wikipedia

The 27 February 2007 issue of Nature carries an article by Philip Ball on Wikipedia - - "The more, the wikier".

It seems a recent study finds that Wikipedia articles are just about as accurate as conventional encyclopedias, and the more editors an article has the more reliable it seems to be.

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Solar (Thermoelectric) Energy Conversion

The March 2007 issue of Physics Today has an article on "Solar Energy Conversion" by George Crabtree of Argonne and Nathan Lewis of CalTech [1]  (free: HTML, PDF).  Abundant, versitle and clean, solar electricity contributes a miniscule 0.015% of the world's total electricity production, mostly because solar energy remains too expensive.  Wouldn't it be g

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ENECO Raises US$20M From Proterra

ENECO, the Salt Lake City based R&D company developing what they describe as a "Thermal Diode" for energy conversion and which once held patent rights to the Pons & Fleischmann cold fusion 'discovery', has reportedly (Green Buisness News) landed US$20M from Proterra Energy in a new partnership valued at US$2B (that's 109) over the next seven years.  ENECO gets a 10% cut.

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Journal of Thermoelectricity: 2007 Subscriptions

Dear colleagues, “Journal of Thermoelectricity” Publishers informs you of continuing subscription for the journal of 2007.

“Journal of Thermoelectricity” is the only international journal of such profile. It has been published in Ukraine since 1993 by Institute of Thermoelectricity of the National Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The journal publication is promoted by the International Thermoelectric Academy, especially as regards qualified reviewing of papers.

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