Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Chromebook Pixel are like the Acura NSX – Brand Defining Extreme Products

Branding is the use of a name, term, symbol or design to give a product a unique identity in the marketplace. It seems that Samsung and Google are using there most recent products as products that embody an effort to shift/entrench their brand in smartphone/tablet and laptop categories. Samsung announced the launch of the 8 …

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Brookhaven on the verge of revolutionizing superconducting magnet technology to 20-25 tesla in 2013 and 35-40 tesla by 2018

A 15+ Tesla High Temperature Superconductor solenoid was already designed, built and tested in 2012. An all superconductor solenoid can be combined with a conventional 10 tesla magnet to achieve a hybrid 25 tesla. Ramesh Gupta, Brookhaven National labs and others, are working to a more ambitious 20-25 Telsa goal (all high temperature superconductor in …

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Zubrin on Green Antihumanism and Paul Ehrlich repeats call for more Abortion and Birth control

On February 11, 2013, the Denver Post ran a guest commentary of great clinical interest. In the piece in question, Colorado State University philosophy professor Philip Cafaro advanced the argument that immigration needs to be sharply cut, because otherwise people from Third World nations will come to the United States and become prosperous, thereby adding …

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Quantum Hypercube Memory will Enable Parallel Small Quantum Computers to Provide Exponential Speed up over Classical Computing

A quantum computer doesn’t need to be a single large device but could be built from a network of small parts, new research from the University of Bristol has demonstrated. As a result, building such a computer would be easier to achieve. Many groups of research scientists around the world are trying to build a …

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Saudi Arabia, China, Kuwait Pakistan and Azerbiajan competing for the Next Worlds Tallest Building

Kuwait, China and Azerbaijan had already announced their plans for the tallest tower in previous years, now Pakistan has announced new plans. Kingdom Holding Company that has commenced work on the 1,000-metre high Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, which is set to overtake Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest tower in the world, by 2017. With a …

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Search for Modifications and Alternatives after the NIF fusion laser missed key milestone

The world’s biggest laser missed a key target date on the road to producing clean energy via nuclear fusion, an independent review panel says the technology holds enough promise to continue the quest – with a few modifications. NIF’s approach was to fire a 192-beam laser at a metal shell the size of a pencil …

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Google Expanding the Googleplex

Vanity Fair reports Google is planning to launch a second campus neighboring its current Googleplex in Mountain View, California. The 1.1-million-square-foot campus, dubbed “Bay View,” will eat up around 42 acres of space with its nine different buildings. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian …

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Hint of 150 MHz radio emission from the Neptune-mass extrasolar transiting planet HAT-P-11b

Since the radio-frequency emission from planets is expected to be strongly influenced by their interaction with the magnetic field and corona of the host star, the physics of this process can be effectively constrained by making sensitive measurements of the planetary radio emission. Up to now, however, numerous searches for radio emission from extrasolar planets …

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Exoplanet Habitability adjusted for atmospheric pressure and seasonality

A new Energy Balance Model (EBM) provides more insight into the habitability of extrasolar planets. It also has a seasonal model of planetary climate, with new prescriptions for most physical quantities. Researchers use the EBM to investigate the surface habitability of planets with an Earth-like atmospheric composition but diff erent levels of surface pressure. The …

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Aubrey De Grey Provides a Review of SENS Anti-Aging Projects

Aubrey discusses SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) anti aging projects. There are three direct projects and several projects supported at universities. Adam Ford (Director of H+) interviewed Aubrey. 1. There is work to make mitochondrial mutations harmless by placing the mitochondrial DNA into the cell nucleus (this ensures the necessary mitochondrial functions continue even …

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Sony Playstation 4 Will Bring Movie Like CGI with Motion Control Interaction

Sony Playstation 4 will bring movie like CGI and combine with superior motion control interaction. Simple User Experience Enabled by technology The PS4 will offer a low-power sleep state, so it will have instant-on capabilities. There will also be background downloading when the console is asleep or even powered off. For DLC, gamers will be …

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