Carnival of Nuclear Energy 124

The atomic power review has 124 th Carnival of Nuclear Energy If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. …

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Halving the cost of superconductors will see major shifts from conventional infrastructure in 5 to 10 years

There are some significant utility scale high temperature superconducting (HTS) projects Southern California Edison says that exploiting the benefits of HTS over the next decade is most likely to start with niche [utility scale] projects to build a technology foundation while gradually expanding markets and growing the manufacturing capacity to supply them. Minervini added that …

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Electronics That Fight Infection and Dissolve Away

DARPA researchers have created electronic systems and components using ultrathin sheets of silicon and magnesium encapsulated in silk, a biocompatible material. The thickness and crystallinity of the silk determines how long the electronics take to dissolve: days, hours, or even minutes. Silicon and magnesium are naturally occurring at low levels in the human body, and …

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New designs Enabled by Robotic Cars

Brad Templeton discusses how robot cars will change the design of cars. Big changes that will come about from robocars will come from how they free car designers from the constraints of human-driven cars which are the owner’s sole, or almost-sole vehicle. If one can hire a cheap specialized “robotaxi” (or whistlecar) on demand when …

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The Alcubierre Warp Drive in Higher Dimensional Spacetime

An eight page paper on Harold White’s space warping ideas The canonical form of the Alcubierre warp drive metric is considered to gain insight into the mathematical mechanism triggering the effect. A parallel with the Chung-Freese spacetime metric is drawn to demonstrate that the spacetime expansion boost can be considered a 3 + 1 on-brane …

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Hopkins Researchers show that myostatin inhibition can increase muscle mass of aging population

Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have solved a key part of a muscle regeneration mystery plaguing scientists for years, adding strong support to the theory that muscle mass can be built without a complete, fully functional supply of muscle stem cells. “This is good news for those with muscular dystrophy and other muscle wasting …

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Harold White Presentation on Making Space Warping Achievable

Space Warp equations are being tested using an instrument called the White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer. At Johnson Space Center, Eagleworks has initiated an interferometer test bed that will try to generate and detect a microscopic instance of a little warp bubble. Across 1cm, the experimental rig should be able to measure space perturbations down to …

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Old muscles made young

King’s College Of London – Researchers at King’s College London, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified for the first time a key factor responsible for declining muscle repair during ageing, and discovered how to halt the process in mice with a common drug. Although an early study, the findings provide clues as to …

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Will Baxter be the Model T of the robotics industry?

Rodney Brooks has been working in the field of robotics since the 1970s, and is considered one of the world’s foremost roboticists. In 1990 Brooks cofounded irobot, which has produced a number of innovative robots including the roomba vacuum cleaner. In 2008 Brooks co-founded Rethink Robotics with the aim of creating inexpensive, versatile, and easy …

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Transatomic Power Update

Forbes – Transatomic Power is trying to develop a “Waste Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor.” Dewan and Massie’s design is fuel-agnostic in the sense that it can run on either uranium or thorium; as the name implies, its signal feature is that it can consume spent fuel from conventional light-water reactors. Transatomic joins a growing list …

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