Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

In brief

At the current rates of growth and investment, China’s total funding of R&D is expected to surpass that of the US by about 2022. Schaft, Inc. won the latest DARPA Robotics Challenge trial putting the robots through events simulating the tasks needed to be performed in a disaster scenario. The DESY X-ray light source PETRA III has been used to observe the real time degradation of organic solar cells.

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