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It only makes sense that if you were making solar cells or computer chips that you would choose the best materials for those tasks. It's a no-brainer, right? The problem is that the best materials might be very expensive to use. 

Such has been the case with gallium arsenide, but this may be changing.

Bruce Clemens and Garrett Hayes have developed a new way of making chips from gallilum arsenide that brings down the cost considerably. They created a video that describes a new manufacturing process, and they have preserved that video in the Stanford Digital Repository for you to download and watch!

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The Stanford University Libraries are hosting a one-year trial of Overleaf Pro for those who use LaTex for writing articles or dissertations and for those working on collaborative projects.  We would like your feedback on the Overleaf trial.  Are you using Overleaf?  Do you have suggestions for the Overleaf development team? Use this link to provide your comments.

Sign-up here to participate in the Overleaf trial.

Video frames

Imagine being able to search for video content not by keyword, but by using other visual information, like a still image, a screenshot or a single frame from another video. As the ubiquity of images and video in our culture increases, it is not surprising how useful this kind of functionality could be. 

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We are pleased to announce the March 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

In the news this month:

 

  • New Face at the Geospatial Center
  • Gear Up 4 Research – April 6th
  • Bloomberg Training – April 9th
  • Data Day at Stanford – April 13th
  • Green Building Resources
  • Multi-Downloading On ScienceDirect
  • NewSpace Global 2015 Investor Report

Read the full newsletter online.

Civil EngineersEvery year Prof. Gary Griggs borrows the set of the current RSMeans Construction Cost Estimation Books from the Terman Engineering Library for several long weekends during winter quarter.  We wondered about the intense interest in these reference volumes and found out that the books are taking a winter vacation in Nevada with a student team from the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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We are pleased to announce the February 2015 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

In the news this month:

 

  • Access Standards via ANSI Standards Connect
  • Knovel Challenge Begins – Join Now!
  • Department of Energy OpenNet Database
  • Free Data Resources Online
  • DOE Data Explorer

Read the full newsletter online.

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With less than 4 days left in Week 2 of the 8-week Knovel Academic Challenge, it is not too late for you to play and claim potential prizes! Please note that registration remains open throughout the 8 weeks, allowing students and faculty to enroll at any time.

Register at:  http://knovelac.com/registration/

The Terman Engineering Library has made some big changes to our digital standards collection. In an effort to minimize the number of places to access our standards collection most of the standards currently available via TechStreet have moved to ANSI Standards Connect. The only content still available on TechStreet is the ACI Manual of Concrete practice.  

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