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Professor Martin Green of the University has lead a team of researchers who developed a solar cells that has set a new record for solar cell efficiency, by developing a multi-cell array that achieved an efficiency of 43 percent, beating the previous world record by 0.3 percent.

In May 2010, UNSW teamed up with Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) and Silex Solar to improve the power conversion efficiencies of crystalline silicon solar cells.

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Monique Chan Named CEO for BMO Private Bank Asia
BMO Financial Group today announced the appointment of Monique Chan as CEO, BMO Private Bank Asia.

Software Industry Veteran Alan El-Kadhi Joins StayinFront as Director of Global Channel Partner Development
StayinFront today announced industry veteran Alan El-Kadhi will join the company in mid-June as Director of Global Channel Partner Development where he will lead the global expansion of the company's selling channels. El-Kadhi will report to StayinFront CEO, Thomas Buckley.

Smart Sparrow Selected in $20 Million Investment for Next Generation Courseware Challenge Competition
Founded in 2011 by Dr. Dror Ben-Naim at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Smart Sparrow is an adaptive eLearning platform that enables educators to create rich, interactive and adaptive learning experiences

Smart Sparrow Works With Teachers to Redefine Adaptive Learning
Smart Sparrow, an ed-tech company based in Sydney and San Francisco, has been working with academics around the world to improve their award-winning software platform, making it easier for teachers, themselves, to develop next-generation courseware -- learning experiences that are Rich, Interactive and Adaptive (RIA)

MMRGlobal CEO Bob Lorsch Meets With Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Signs Patent License Agreement With Leading EMR Systems Provider in Australia
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), and Claydata® today jointly announced the signing of a patent license agreement. Claydata, headed by CEO Joseph Gracé, M.D

MMRGlobal Names Health IT Insurance Executive Joseph Gonzalez and Leading Australian Physician and eHealth Innovator Dr. Joseph Grace to Advisory Boards
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of patented Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions, and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced the appointments of Joseph Gonzalez to the MMR Board of Advisors and Dr. Joseph Gracé to the Company's Medical Board of Advisors. Mr

Jones & Bartlett Learning Selects Smart Sparrow's Adaptive eLearning Platform
Jones & Bartlett Learning, an Ascend Learning company, and a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets, today announced a partnership with leading adaptive eLearning technology company, Smart Sparrow.

Smart Sparrow and Arizona State University to Launch HabWorlds Beyond
Today, Smart Sparrow, (www.smartsparrow.com) a platform that lets educators create rich, interactive and adaptive learning experiences, announced in collaboration with ASU Online (www.asuonline.asu.edu) the launch of HabWorlds Beyond, (www.habworlds.org) a new type of online course

RMB to Be Key International Reserve Currency Within a Decade -- Centre for International Finance and Regulation
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) today released a comprehensive academic research report into the internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB) and its implications for global financial markets.

Smart Sparrow Lands in the US and Raises $10 Million
Smart Sparrow, an ed-tech start-up from Sydney, landed in San Francisco this month, and today announced a $10 million round of funding led by London-based Yellow Brick Capital. Yellow Brick joins Smart Sparrow's existing investors OneVentures and Uniseed

Wadhwani Foundation Announces Appointments of Chief eLearning and eContent Officer, and Chief Technology Officer

AFCSR 2013 in Bali, Indonesia: CSR and the Challenge of Inclusive Growth
As the long tail of the global economic crisis continues to wreak havoc in many countries, Asia's economies are dealing with both great opportunities as well as great challenges. For many countries, the big question is how to ensure that the solutions and responses include the whole population. The challenge to states is inclusive growth

INC Research Names Garth Tierney Executive Vice President, Asia/Pacific

Richard Crookes Constructions Standardizes on Aconex
Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used project collaboration solutions for the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, today announced that Richard Crookes Constructions has used its platform on more than 30 projects over the last eight years. Richard Crookes Constructions is one of the largest private, family-owned construction companies in Australia.

PolyU Announces Final Results of Global Student Challenge 2013
Organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2013 has come to a fruitful close. After rounds of keen competition, the Gold Award of the University Division went to University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As for the Secondary School Division, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, South Korea snatched the Gold Award

BT Imaging Introduces New Production Tools to Increase Silicon Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Across the PV Supply Chain
BT Imaging Pty Ltd (BTi), the world's leading supplier of luminescence-based inspection and quality control systems for the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing industry, today announced a suite of tools aimed at enabling PV wafer makers and cell makers to communicate and collaborate on achieving the best cell efficiency

Women 'better and safer drivers than men'
Women could be far ahead of men when it comes to driving skills as males are more likely to speed, crash and, tragically, die behind the wheel, according to a new study.

Soon, nuclear clock that could be accurate for over billions of years
Researchers are aiming for a clock accurate to within a tenth of a second over 14 billion years - the age of the universe.

New human species found in China caves
Researchers have discovered fossils of a previously unknown group of Stone Age people from two caves in south-west China, which give an unusual glimpse of a recent stage of human evolution with startling implications for the early peopling of Asia.

World's smallest silicon wire brings quantum computers closer to reality
World's thinnest silicon wire, which is just one atom tall and four atoms wide, may play a vital role in developing quantum computers in future, researchers say.

Using your 'wrong' hand to stir your tea helps you control your anger
'Training' yourself to use the 'wrong' hand can help you improve your self-control and behave less aggressively, say researcher.

Genetic factors may help predict progression of Parkinson's disease
Different varieties of a-synuclein gene and its interaction with the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) H1 haplotype can influence the speed of clinical deterioration in patients with Parkinson's disease, a new study has found.

Discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' in hepatitis C virus opens avenues for vaccine
The discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) has given hope for the development of an effective vaccine and treatment against it.

Gender violence ups lifetime risk of mental illness, disability in women
An Australian research has revealed that women who experience gender-based violence such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking have a higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability.

iBridge Network(SM) Collaborates With Global Universities to Link With Companies All Over the World
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the iBridge Network, an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, have announced a new collaboration to promote the university's intellectual property to entrepreneurs around the world free of charge

Chromasun Installs World's First Hybrid Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Panel Cooling System
Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun today announced that it has extended its lead as a researcher and supplier of high performance energy solutions with the world's first installation of a hybrid photovoltaic panel coupled with a solar thermal cooling system. The project was deployed in San Jose, CA in September 2011.

The Premier of New South Wales to Visit India
The Premier of the Australian State of New South Wales, Mr. Barry O’Farrell, will lead a week-long trade and investment mission to India from November 12th to 18th to increase and promote bilateral ties between India and New South Wales (NSW)

Muscles become 'shorter than short and buckled when relaxed
Australian researchers have discovered that when muscles are completely relaxed, the muscle fibres don't just shorten, but actually become wavy and buckle.

Weak jaws, inability to kill large prey may have hastened Tasmanian tiger's extinction
A new study has suggested that the extinction of Australia's iconic thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, may have been pushed forward due to its weak jaw bones, which prevented it from killing large prey.

Monster-sized prehistoric marsupial discovery leaves scientists excited
Paleontologists have revealed that they have unearthed the remains of a giant prehistoric marsupial, which may have looked like a large three tonne, hippopotamus-sized version of the common wombat.

Factors that influence sex appeal in men and women revealed
A wealth of scientific studies have uncovered the factors which claim to influence sex appeal, for both men and women.

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