Germany may restart the Krümmel and Brunsbüttel nuclear power plants and Russian Uranium plans

1. A sweeping review of operations for Krümmel and Brunsbüttel nuclear power plants is to start, with the aim of rapidly bringing them back into service. Both are boiling water reactors with capacities of 1260 MWe and 771 MWe respectively. A review by the companies follows changes in Germany’s energy laws enacted this year, under …

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Advance for zinc finger tools for precise DNA manipulation

A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has developed a faster way to engineer synthetic enzymes that target specific DNA sequences for inactivation, repair or alteration. The report from the MGH Molecular Pathology Unit, being published online in Nature Methods, describes a highly effective but less labor-intensive way to generate powerful tools called …

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Carbon nanotubes Blacker Than Black for better planet searches

NASA engineers now developing a blacker-than pitch material that will help scientists gather hard-to-obtain scientific measurements or observe currently unseen astronomical objects, like Earth-sized planets in orbit around other stars. “This is a technology that offers a lot of payback,” said engineer Leroy Sparr, who is assessing its effectiveness on the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon …

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China’s Nuclear Reactors and Bridges and budgets and schedules

Construction commenced for Qinshan 2 Nuclear Power Station (Phase 2) in 2006, for another twin 650 MW class PWR nuclear power station based on the same design as Qinshan 2 Nuclear Power Station. Phase 2 is planned for completion in 2010 and with 70% localization in contents. Qinshan 2 phase 2 went into commercial operation …

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Scientific breakthrough to pave the way for human stem cell factories

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Large scale, cost-effective stem cell factories able to keep up with demand for new therapies to treat a range of human illnesses are a step closer to reality, thanks to a scientific breakthrough involving researchers at The University of Nottingham. In a paper published in the …

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Textron and Carter Aviation or Lockheed Martin Might Build DARPAs Flying Hummer

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project is studying the feasibility of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), road-worthy vehicle capable of carrying four troops on road and for distances in the air. Textron Systems is looking to take advantage of a slowed-rotor compound …

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EEStor gets a Grid Storage Patent and Recapping Gets ARPA-E Funding for high Density Capacitor

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software EEstor received a patent for large scale grid storage. ARPA-E provided one million dollars in funding for Recapping Inc. Pennsylvania University in conjunction with Recapping Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif., will develop a novel energy storage device — a high-energy density capacitor — based on a …

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HP Predicts Stacked memristors, low power CPUs could drive future data centers and Many Memristor Videos from a 2010 Memristor Conference

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software EEtimes reports that Hewlett-Packard researchers are exploring ways to make their memristor the centerpiece of a future server design. In addition, the company determined low power processors such as those based on ARM cores are superior for some data center workloads. HP Labs is working on …

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Virgin Galactic Begins Test Flights of Spaceship Two

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Virgin Galactic announced today that VSS Enterprise has completed her inaugural captive carry flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport. The VSS Enterprise test flight programme will continue though 2010 and 2011, progressing from captive carry to independent glide and then powered flight, prior to the start of …

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Carnival of Space 133 with North Pole Mysteries, astronomy and Future space colonization

1. Above is a piece of the 370 megapixel image of 500,000 galaxies. Phil Plait, the bad astronomer, discusses the huge image just released by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey Deep Field #1, a ginormous mosaic of the night sky. It covers a solid square degree of sky — 5 times the area of the …

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