Perfect lens could reverse Casimir force

From a paper at physics world, a nanoscale perfect lens could reverse the Casimir force note: perfect lens have not been created yet, so it will take some years to make this happen. Metamaterials could lead to frictionless micro and nanoscale machines. Metamaterials (which exist) lead to perfect lens (research is progressing towards this goal). …

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Effective Sagacity and effective AGI improvement in science and technology

Michael Anissimov has an interesting article AI and Effective Sagacity, by Mitchell Howe I believe that a large part of the surprisingly common discord between IQscores and societal significance can be explained by my simple theory of‘Effective Sagacity’ The amount previously invested and currently spent in highest-levelthought combine to form one’s “Effective Sagacity.” In the …

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Investors betting big on yuan appreciation

Investors from California to Singapore are making a big bet that China will have to appreciate the yuan Rajeev De Mello, who helps manage $600 billion as head of Western Asset’s Singapore office, says the currency may climb 6.4 percent this year to 7.11 to the dollar as the government attempts to restrain the world’s …

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Quantum phase coherence imaged and manipulated

Researchers have imaged the quantum order which is sometimes referred to as phase coherence and can manipulate the distance over which it can be maintained. The team from the London Center for Nanotechnology, has detected a hidden magnetic “quantum order” that extends over chains of 100 atoms in a ceramic without classical magnetism. Image of …

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1 gigawatt wind turbine

Treehugger shows a 1 gigawatt magnetically levitated wind power generating turbine Maglev Wind Turbine Technologies proposes this technology digg_url= ‘http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/07/1-gigawatt-wind-turbine.html’; digg_skin =’compact’; reddit_url=’http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/07/1-gigawatt-wind-turbine.html’reddit_url=’advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/07/1-gigawatt-wind-turbine.html’ var pubId=12340; var siteId=12341; var kadId=18004; var kadwidth=336; var kadheight=280; var kadtype=1; It looks like it is 200 meters tall and 100 meters in diameter, based on the car and streetlights in …

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Another nuclear plant for the USA and more nuclear power

Many people think that nuclear power is not being added in the USA or that it cannot be added in time to help with climate and pollution problems. That belief is not correct. The world has 320 nuclear reactors in the construction pipeline This is an increase of 80 reactors from January 2007 when 240 …

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Other work from the nanomechanical computer people

The site for the people making the nanomechanical computer indicates there are other work They are also working on artificial ion channels: We apply nanostructuring techniques to the most fundamental unit of information exchange in living systems: ion channels. Ion channels regulate the flow of ions through cell membranes, thus maintaining electrostatic activity and potential …

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Gaseous core nuclear design, the Liberty Ship

The liberty ship is a Gaseous Core Nuclear Reactor design, of the Nuclear Lightbulb subvariant. This design is from nuclearspace.com It has an ISP of 3,060 and leverages existing technology to conservatively deliver 1000 tons to low earth orbit, 33% of its takeoff weight. It flies to space with a thousand tons of cargo, and …

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