Rice University scientists model tiny rotors, key to future nanomachines

Kolomeisky and Rice graduate student Alexey Akimov have taken a large step toward defining the behavior of these molecular whirligigs with a new paper in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Through molecular dynamics simulations, they defined the ground rules for the rotor motion of molecules attached to a gold surface. American …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 34

1. Nuclear Green has an article Mark Z. Jacobson’s proliferation of errors Stanford’s Mark Jacobson has a new paper “Providing all Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part I: Technologies, Energy Resources, Quantities and Areas of Infrastructure, and Materials” Jacobson, in effect, argues that by avoiding the construction of civilian power reactors, the …

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Economic benefits of robotic cars include super cities

Economist Robin Hanson at Overcoming Bias notes that robotic cars will make cities more efficient and productive. Google told the world it has developed computer driving tech that is basically within reach of doubling (or more) the capacity of a road lane to pass cars. Pundits don’t seem to realize just how big a deal …

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Techonomy – The Future of Currency

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Future of Currency Discussion leaders: Hill Ferguson, ZONG Scott Guilfoyle, PayPal Christopher Kay, Citi Bill Sheedy, Visa Moderator: Mark Anderson, Strategic News Service Currency – instrument of trust in a transaction Currency at wikipedia. and Foreign exchange markets Zong is a mobile payments business.Zong’s largest …

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Graphene Under Strain Creates Pseudo-Magnetic Fields Equivalent to more than 300 Tesla

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software In this scanning tunneling microscopy image of a graphene nanobubble, the hexagonal two-dimensional graphene crystal is seen distorted and stretched along three main axes. The strain creates pseudo-magnetic fields far stronger than any magnetic field ever produced in the laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a …

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Bezos Rocket Company – Blue Origin Has 2011 and 2012 Targets

Picture from 2006 tests of a DC-X like rocket Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, has a rocket company called Blue Origin The website for Blue Origin indicates plans for unmanned flights in 2011 and manned flights in 2012. Flight testing of prototype New Shepard vehicles began in 2006. Blue Origin expects the first opportunities for …

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22 Nanometer Lithography Coming from Extreme UV or Advanced Immersion

Nanotechwire reports SEMATECH engineers and the industry at large continue to make progress in developing the infrastructure that will enable 22 nanometer lithography for cost-effective manufacturing around 2013. EETimes reports Toshiba Corp. has said it has developed a photoresist suitable for use with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and proved its viability in the world’s first …

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ARPA-E Carbon Capture Projects

Department of Energy’s ARPA-E selects 37 projects to pursue breakthroughs that could fundamentally change the way we use and produce energy. This is the first round of projects funded under ARPA-E, which is receiving total of $400 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Five of the 37 Projects are for Carbon CaptureCarbon capture …

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Nanoantennas Could Enable Future Terabit Wireless Optical Quantum Communication

For high frequency electromagnetic light waves in the frequency range of several 100,000 gigahertz (500,000 GHz corresponds to yellow light with 600 Nm wavelength), one needs very small antennas, which are not larger than a half light wave length, thus maximally 350 nanometers (1 nanometer = 1 millionth millimeter). The scientists of the DFG Heisenberg …

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A More Affordable, High G force Magnetic Space Launcher Proposal

A magnetic space launcher is proposed by Bolonkin. If this magnetic launcher costs 50 millions of dollars, lifetime of installation is 10 year and mountain is $2 millions of dollars per year. The launcher operates 350 days and launches 100 kg payload every 30 min (This means about 5000kg/day and 1750 tons/year). Then additional cost …

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