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AMDThermoelectrics made from dirt cheap materials

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material. This is important, they said, because the vast majority of heat that is generated from, for …

AMDUS Navy now expects laser cannons on ships in Just Two Years Away

Wired Danger Room – ” Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of the Office of Naval Research, the Navy’s chief futurist is pushing up the anticipated date for when sailors can expect to use laser weapons on the decks of …

AMD6 billion mobile subscriptions and US$1.5 trillion global telecommunications revenue

New figures released today by ITU (International Telecommunications Union) show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to grow worldwide, spurred by a steady fall in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services. The new data, released in …

AMDImec presents a MEMS energy harvester suitable for shock-induced energy harvesting in car tires

Imec and Holst Centre announce that they have made a micromachined harvester for vibration energy with a record output power of 489µW. Measurements and simulation show that the harvester is also suited for shock-induced energy harvesting in car tires, where …

AMDLair of a Giant 30 meter long Triassic Kraken (giant octopus) Discovered

At Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada is a site where the remains of nine 45-foot (14-meter) ichthyosaurs, of the species Shonisaurus popularis can be found. These were the Triassic’s counterpart to today’s predatory giant squid-eating sperm whales. The new thinking …

AMDIMF projects India’s GDP growth at 8.2% in 2011 and 7.8% in 2012 and China’s GDP growth at 9.6% in 2011 and 9.2% in 2012

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today said that further increase in key policy rates and the base effect are likely to pull down India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to 8.2 per cent in 2011 and further down to 7.8 per …

AMDSouthampton scientists begin patient trials of new leukaemia cancer vaccine

A new cancer treatment which strengthens a patient’s immune system and enables them to fight the disease more effectively is being trialled on patients for the first time in the UK. The treatment will use a new DNA vaccine, developed …

AMDThermoelectrics could be improved from 5% to 20% effciency for heat to electricity conversion

Certain configurations of the filler element barium will be very effective in lowering the materials’ thermal conductivity and thus increasing their conversion efficiency. Today’s state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials are only five percent efficient. Skutterudites, and this new knowledge about how best …

AMDGartner Forecasts World Tablet Sales to reach 208 million in 2014

Previous graph showed the projected sales through 2013. 2014 prediction is for 208 million tablets sold worldwide Gartner forecasts worldwide media tablet sales to end users to reach 19.5 million units in 2010, driven by sales of the iPad. Media …