China High Speed Rail Present and Future

Times Online UK: Continental Europe now has 3,600 miles of high-speed line in operation, with a further 2,000 under construction. China will have 6,000 miles open by 2012. NY Times: China is investing $292.9 billion (2 trillion RMB) in a nationwide high-speed, energy efficient rail network. China accelerated its high-speed-rail development plan last year in …

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Virtual Microfluidics

A new method of moving tiny particles using magnetic polymer beads and magnetic fields could find uses in microchips and in medicine. Alfredo Alexander-Katz, the Merton C. Flemings Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, his doctoral student Charles Sing, and researchers at Boston University and in Germany, devised a system that uses so-called superparamagnetic …

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Consider donating to SENS Life Extension Research Before Dec 31, 2009

Peter Thiel donated $3 million to SENS life extension research which matches50% of SENS Donations up to the remainder of 1,465,866.41 until 2009-12-31. Donate at this link here Also, join the facebook cause: Once we reach 10,000 members, every one of us will donate $100 to defeat aging Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought …

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Rethinking Air Travel and Air Security and Could Air Taxis Finally Takeoff

Airlines reported lengthy delays on international flights to the U.S. over the weekend amid heightened security after Friday’s alleged terrorism incident on a trans-Atlantic flight, but domestic passengers were largely unaffected by the new measures. AMR Corp.’s American Airlines said passengers and their luggage were being subjected to an extra round of screening at many …

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Mundane future for Nuclear power to achieve Simple goals

There are people who look at the Energy Information Administration projection that is some nuclear favorable energy bill passes that the US cannot make 140 more nuclear reactors and sustain current nuclear power and achieve 240% of current nuclaer power by 2050. I think the build rate and increase of nuclear power can be far …

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Climate Change and Food

Some people are worried that if Climate Change occurs, that there will be increased desertification and an inability for humanity to feed itself and resulting mass starvation. This is often presented that climate change happens, more deserts occur and by 2100 there are only one billion people left on earth because we can only feed …

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Electric Bike Update

Almost 90 percent of the 110-120 million e-bikes (electric bikes) on China’s streets exceed the government limits. Electric bikes and scooters strategy would be the easiest and fastest path to electrifying transportation. Electric bikes and scooters use 10 to 100 times less material and less batteries. China can make 50 million each year now versus …

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Picoprojectors for Phones and Other Applications

Smartphone pico projectors — small accessories that allow phones to project video and photos onto 40- to 60-inch screens — have finally begun to ship. In November, 2009, Sparkz Products released its expensive pico projector for the iPhone; the device balances on a tripod stand. Microvision has recently announced that its pico projector design will …

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World Nuclear 2009

The IEA nations currently generate about 80% of the worlds nuclear power and for the first nine months of the year are down -1.2% from 2008. The OECD total for Jan-Sep,2009 is 1602.9 TWHe. For 2008 the OECD total was 2171 TWHe. The world total was 2601 TWhe in 2008. This is an update of …

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