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Slovenian students receive gold at US science competition

A team of eight secondary school students received the gold medal at the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston, USA. The students found a method to obtain biofuel from organic waste. From waste to fuel First Slovenian high-school group to compete at iGEM were very excited to face the challenges synthetic biology poses. In the research project, they will be ...

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Embassy of Slovenia: A Scientific and Educational Showcase

Embassy of Slovenia organized a scientific and educational showcase featuring renowned Slovenian experts in science, research and academia. The program included a presentation of American – Slovenian Educational Foundation, lecture by computer scientist Jure Leskovec, presentations by members of Društvo VTIS – a platform of Slovenes educated abroad and a presentation of OpeningupSlovenia, an initiative by the leading Slovenian scientific ...

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Benefits of ESA Membership to Depend on Slovenia

Johann-Dietrich Woerner, director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), suggested it would depend on Slovenia what it gained from membership of the organisation, as he visited the country on Wednesday to assess Slovenia’s cooperation so far with a view to achieving full-fledged membership. Slovenia has been an associate member of ESA for five years, during which time 19 Slovenian ...

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Slovenian Scientist Makes Major Breakthrough in Cell Research

Matjaž Humar and his colleague Seok Hyun Yun of Harvard University have made a major breakthrough in biological cell research, as they succeeded to create self-contained cellular biolasers, Slovenia’s leading research institution, the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS), announced in a press release on Wednesday. The lasers appear in the form of a microscopic fluorescent droplet, the IJS said adding that ...

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University of Nova Gorica participates at unveiling space secrets

The construction of the new observatory for gamma-astronomy will start next year. The largest observatory in the world will allow exploration of the more distant space. The scientists from the University of Nova Gorica will be participating at this project, the cost of which is estimated to 350 million euros. This is a great acknowledgement for the university, and a ...

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World’s Most Accurate Object Recognition Algorithm Developed

Slovenian researchers have developed an extremely accurate algorithm for object recognition. Using data from laser meters, the algorithm allows the recognition of buildings, the terrain and even individual trees. The algorithm, which is presently the most accurate in the world, was developed in the laboratory for geometrical modelling at the Maribor Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It is ...

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American Slovenian Education Foundation GALA 2015

The American Slovenian Education Foundation cordially invites all supporters of the American-Slovenian educational community to come to the 2nd annual gala. On Sunday, January 25th at 6 p.m., ASEF will celebrate the successes and aspirations of its very first year. Join us to honor our own Silicon Valley giants Zvonko Fazarinc and France Rode – exemplary in both educational pursuits ...

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