Students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands created the world’s first bus that runs on formic acid, which is a much cheaper solution than hydrogen, yet it delivers the same environmental benefits,” says Lucas van Cappellen from Team Fast, a spin-off company from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Students are endeavoring to develop emissions-free transport that will help in the global battle against climate change. And they’re also trying to create careers for themselves. They developed a way of storing energy that could be cheaper to make, more practical and more sustainable than alternative renewable fuels. Formic acid is found in nature, delivered in the stings and bites of ants and other insects the Latin word for ant is formica. And this simple carboxylic acid (chemical formula HCOOH) is already used in textiles and leather processing, as a livestock feed preservative, and is also found in some household limescale removers. The students found a way the acid can efficiently carry the ingredients needed for hydrogen fuel cells, used to power electric vehicles. The fuel, which the team has dubbed hydrozine (not to be confused with hydrazine), is a liquid, which means you can transport it easily and refill vehicles quickly, as with conventional fuels. They claimed that the fuel is much cleaner and cheaper. To prove the concept in the real world, an electric bus is set to hit the road in the Netherlands later this year, where it will shuttle between running on conventional bus routes and appearing at promotional events and industry fairs. The bus has an electric drive system, developed by bus builder VDL, that receives additional power from the formic acid fuel cell system mounted in a range-extender trailer, towed behind. According to them if they prove that we can build a bus that meets the needs of bus companies, with a range of around 400km and quick refueling, we will have shown the potential of hydrozine in a segment where there is no sustainable competition yet.
- Turn off the little voice. Remind yourself that you’ve accomplished a lot before getting into this college and that, if you didn’t have what it takes to succeed, they wouldn’t have admitted you.
- Realize you’re not alone. Everyone thinks they’re the only one, but a recent study shows that one-third of college students feel inadequate after the very first semester If you’re feeling unsure of yourself, keep in mind that you’re in distinguished company: Most of your friends are going through just what you’re experiencing now.
- Take something you’re good at.Each semester, in spite of the distribution requirements and courses you need for your major, take at least one course you enjoy and will likely do well in.
- Start small.Try taking a few small risks to help you overcome some of your fears. Maybe you could ask (or answer) a question in the discussion section.
- Reward achievements.Everyone feels better when they give themselves some recognition for a job well done, even a small accomplishment. Get yourself a slice of pizza or a latte for that 10 on the quiz. The positive reinforcement will make it easier for you to study for next week’s quiz.
- Make all the classes. Students who pop into class erratically have much greater trouble understanding and following the lectures that they do attend. Attend regularly in your classes
- Divide big tasks into small pieces.Know what you need to work so that you can focus on
- Do a trial run.Always practice for your speeches or for tests, by this you can assess your capabilities and weakness that you can focus 11. Take comments constructively. Many students see every mark on their paper as a biting criticism and, hence, ignore them entirely. Train yourself to view the comments in a more positive light, as ways the professor is trying to help you do better on the next piece of work (rather than sink your ship). Learning how to use the comments to improve, even after a not so impressive start, can be the best confidence booster of all.
Most of the students was so irritated by math problems. So parents tend to spend more money for extra math lessons.
Here are some studying tips for math subjects.
The more you practice solving the more you will learn it.
- Review errors
When you are solving it is important to review each step for each solution. You need to review your errors so that you can find way to solve it
- Master the key concepts
It is important to have a firm understanding to the process.
- Understand your doubts
- Understand and spend time-solving the problem. Don’t get stuck to the same topic
- Apply it to a real world problem
Try to put the problem in a real life situation. This will help solve the problem in a different perspective
Having some hard time choosing the right course for you? Here are some tips that might help you
- Why do you need that course? Ask that question for yourself. Choose a course that will improve your existing skill set. Try discussing your course at your peers this might help you.
- Consider your future. Know the demand of your career at the future.
- Choose what you really want. Decide for yourself, choose what you want. Don’t pick a course you don’t want you’ll regret it. And especially choose what really fits you
- Reality check. Do you afford it? Do you afford the cost of living?
- Focus on the detail. Understand your course thoroughly before you sign up
- Choose a course that fits your study style. If you cant afford to stay at night just to pass requirements avoid courses that doesn’t fit your study style. Or if you want a challenge choose a course that will take you out at your comfort zone.
- TIME MANAGEMENT- this is the key or the stepping stone as a student you need to organize your time for you to have your study time.
- TAKING NOTES- taking notes is as important as listening for you to have something to review.
- CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE- AVOID SKIPPING THE CLASS, this will help you because attendance is a large portion of your grade.
- LESSEN YOUR PARTY NIGHTS- have some time reading your notes this will help you a lot.
- STUDY AHEAD OF TIME- Take down the dates of your exams and have 1 week allowance for studying.
- PASS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS- Try to pass all the requirements of your teacher.