High Impact Technology Update

Convergence08 was this past weekend, Nov 15-16, 2008. There were many talks and discussions. I gave an update on high impact technology. I did not have the proper connection for a Macbook and an older projector, so gave this talk with the slides as mainly my own notes. A preamble was added. During the initial …

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Promising thermoelectric project goal 20% improvement in fuel efficiency for cars [boost diesel car to 57% efficiency]

Thermoelectrics could capture currently wasted heat to boost overall vehicle efficiency from 38% to 57%. A 50% efficient free-piston engine could be boosted to 65% overall efficiency A regular 30% gas engine would be boosted to 51% overall efficiency. Scientists at RTI are teaming up with several leading universities and a major aerospace company to …

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Foresight, Battelle, Waite Family Foundation and others have released the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems

CORRECTION: The Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems has finally been released. Many groups were involved in the creation of the report. It was organized and led by Battelle with: Technical Leadership teamK. Eric Drexler, Nanorex; Alex Kawczak, Battelle Memorial Institute;John Randall, Zyvex Labs Project Management TeamAlex Kawczak, Battelle Memorial Institute; K. Eric Drexler, Nanorex; John …

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