North Dakota Bakken oil production over 166,000 barrels per day, up 10,000 over May

North Dakota June 2008 daily production is now over 166,000 barrels of oil per day which is 10,000 barrels per day more than in May 2008 North Dakota is hitting transportation issues getting the oil out of the state. However, oil can still be moved out it just costs more to do it. North Dakota’s …

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Solar power breakthroughs SUNRGI 7 cents per kwh 2009 and Israel Solar Power 100 times lower cost

SUNRGI’s “concentrated photovoltaic” system relies on lenses to magnify sunlight 2,000 times, letting it produce as much electricity as standard panels with a far smaller system. They say they’ll start producing solar panels by mid-2009 that will generate electricity for about 7 cents a kilowatt hour, including installation. Update: Very cool: Dilbert blog [Scott Adams] …

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Elite individual power : who has it and what does it take ?

Many people who discess the enlightenment and social discuss the power of the masses versus the power of the lite. The supporters of the Enlightenment do not want “the elite” to roll back society to a more fuedal looking power structure. Who are the elite and where does real power reside ? Newsweek has a …

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Quantum dot–based memory structures potentially one thousand times faster than current memory

The concept of a memory device based on self-organized quantum dots (QDs) is presented, enabling extremely fast write times, limited only by the charge carrier relaxation time being in the picosecond range. (from Applied Physical letters) [potentially one thousand times faster than current computer memory] For a first device structure with embedded InAs/GaAs QDs, a …

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Nanodynamics cancels another IPO

Nanodynamics pulls another stock listing This time Nanodynamics pulled there stock from listing on the Dubai exchange. 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. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, …

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99.1% accurate lab on chip cancer detector

A new lab on a chip — slightly more than 1.5 square inches in area — detected circulating cancer cells in 115 of 116 blood samples from patients with metastatic cancer for a sensitivity of 99.1%, according to Daniel Haber, M.D., director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, and colleagues. I have proposed widespread …

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Internet lessons for space: Nasa’s should only enable space infrastructure

digg_url= ‘http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/05/internet-lessons-for-space-nasas-should.html’; digg_skin =’compact’;reddit_url=’http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/05/internet-lessons-for-space-nasas-should.html’reddit_url=’http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/05/internet-lessons-for-space-nasas-should.html’ Al Fin has two interesting articles :Mining space the gold rush that never ends and Making space launch more affordable. The articles also refer to my own article about using laser arrays that can be enhanced with mirrors to create a scalable modular space launch and infrastructure system. There are lessons …

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