other tech: New Sensor Technology Detects Chemical, Biological, Nuclear And Explosive Materials

There has been an advance in detecting nuclear operations from a distance of 9 kilometers (30,000 feet, the height that planes often fly) using millimeter radar and terahertz radiation which could be important in determining targets in Iran. There is also new fast detection at a distance of chemicals and explosives, which is clearly useful …

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Other Tech: Before Invisibility, really good camouflage

A form of electro-optical camouflage (referred to also as optical camouflage, adaptive camouflage, active camouflage, chameleonic camouflage, and cloaking technology) is said to be 85-100% invisible to the naked eye from 20 feet away. The system is low weight and relatively cheap. Advanced American Enterprises (AAE) AAE uses the tem “invisibility stealth” to describe the …

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Possible replacement for transistors: Ovonic Quantum Control

ECD Ovonics a 1.6 billion dollar company that trades on the german and nasdaq (symbol ENER) exchanges. Has announced a fundamentally new device with the potential to open a new field of semiconducting control devices The Ovonic Quantum Control, based on Stan Ovshinsky’s invention of a unique proprietary all thin-film control device, is based on …

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Other tech: Gliding and climbing like batman

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing – making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target. The technology was demonstrated three years ago when Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner – a pioneer of …

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other tech: More than Moore’s law

By 2010, the “More Than Moore’s Law” movement—which focuses on system integration rather than transistor density—will lead to revolutionary megafunction electronics Moore’s Law Integrated Circuits deal with only 10 percent of the system. The other 90 percent is still there, showing up as an array of bulky discrete passive components—such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, antennas, …

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other tech: Magnetically inflated gadgets

Sony’s Tokyo lab is looking to introduce magnetically inflatable gadgets. The body and screen of folding gadgets would be made from a flexible polymer containing conductive rubber bracing struts filled with a gel of aluminosilicate particles suspended in silicone oil. When a current is passed through the struts, the particles clump together and harden the …

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