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Neat and Complete Nanoparticles Ready for Use: Applications for Catalysis & Solar Cells

Replacing the organic molecules surrounding atomically precise silver nanoparticles prepares them for practical applications.

Atomically precise noble metal nanoparticles show great potential for a broad range of applications, including catalysis and solar cells. 434 more words

Nanotechnology

Mirage in the Desert: Is Higher Education the Arab World's New Football?

In recent years, the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (‘GCC’) – a trade bloc of six petroleum-endowed monarchies in the Middle East – have been splashing the education sector cash in a hitherto unprecedented manner. 423 more words

Economics

Can Authoritarian Countries Do Educational Soft Power?

As the importance of higher education as both a seriously valuable export and an essential component of soft power is becoming ever-clearer, a number of countries which are not known for being major tertiary education players have set themselves ambitious goals for excelling in this section. 266 more words

Education

What's it like in KSA?

When I tell people in the US that we live in Saudi Arabia I get a lot of questions: What’s it like over there? Do you have to wear a burka? 167 more words

Jeddah

University of Toronto: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power

University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applicationsEngineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. 593 more words

Nanotechnology

Heading up to Barcelona!

After three fruitful years working in an amazing university, Kaust in Saudi Arabia, I am heading up to new challenges and projects with Prof. Daniel Maspoch’s… 175 more words

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