Ny Teknik tested the energy catalyzer

Ny Teknik recently participated in two new tests of the Italian ‘energy catalyzer’, providing more accurate measurements to reduce possible error sources. The new tests with the energy catalyzer, which seems to generate heat by an unknown nuclear reaction, took place in Bologna on 19 and 28 April, 2011. As in previous tests the objective …

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T-Carbon: A Novel Carbon Allotrope

The structure of the new carbon allotrope, T-carbon, is shown from different directions. T-carbon is obtained by replacing each carbon atom in diamond with a carbon tetrahedron. Image credit: Sheng, et al. ©2011 American Physical Society. Physical Review Letters – T-Carbon: A Novel Carbon Allotrope Previous work had used computational chemistry to propose T-carbon A …

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Pioneering Effort to Mass Produce Human Skin

In a laboratory at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) in the southwestern German city of Stuttgart machines have just begun to produce an unusual product: human skin. Each month, this skin factory will produce 5,000 discs of tissue about the size of a one-cent coin, with a projected price of €50 …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 47

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 47 is up at Cool Hand Nuke Nuclear Wire discusses the views of Massachusetts Institute of Technology nuclear scientist Richard Lester Nuclear advocates should treat the crisis as an opportunity to launch innovation programs and make the sector safer and more cost-effective, Lester writes. “This is not the time for …

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Current Japan Earthquake damage costs up to $309 billion

Japan’s earthquake damage costs are ranging from $35 billion to $171 billion UPDATE: Bloomberg March 23, 2011 – Japan’s government estimated the damage from this month’s record earthquake and tsunami at as much as 25 trillion yen ($309 billion), an amount almost four times the hit imposed by Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. The destruction …

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Japan is working to contain radiation at the Fukushima reactors with controlled filtered venting

Several nuclear reactors in northeast Japan shut down during today’s massive earthquake in Japan. Work is ongoing to stabilise three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi continues into the morning. An International Atomic Energy Agency announcement at 4.20am confirmed the work to restore power using mobile power supplies. There is increase pressure at unit 1 and said …

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Summary of Nuclear propulsion for space

Here is a Future in Space Operations (FISO) presentation that summarizes nuclear propulsion for space by George Schmidt If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog …

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Progress to Affordable and Practical Consumer Holographic television at MIT

Using a single Xbox Kinect and standard graphics chips, MIT researchers demonstrate the highest frame rate yet for streaming holographic video. Naturally for the hologram demo (video below), one of the group’s members donned full Princess Leia garb to re-enact the fabled “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope,” scene from Star Wars. The …

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researchers discover way to reverse immune system aging and improve vaccination response by 400%

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered a way to reverse the aging process by removing old B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell in the vertebrate immune system) from old mice, and forcing the production of young, potent cells to replace them. The findings were reported in the January 2011 issue …

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Two dimensional acoustic cloak

Illinois professor Nick Fang developed a two-dimensional acoustic cloak that makes objects in the center invisible to sonar and other ultrasound waves. “We are not talking about science fiction. We are talking about controlling sound waves by bending and twisting them in a designer space,” said Fang, who also is affiliated with the Beckman Institute …

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