USA Considers Reprocessing or Recycling Uranium and Namibia Could Increase Uranium Production to 26,000 Tons Per Year by 2015

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software There have been moves in favour of reprocessing and recycling used nuclear fuel on three continents. * current world volumes of annual unburned nuclear material would take up the area of a football pitch to a height of 10 metres, a policy of central storage followed …

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Paintable Electronics – Spray on Transistors

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a viable candidate for creating large-area electronics, such as solar cells and displays that can be sprayed onto a surface as easily as paint. While …

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IBM has Graphene and Germanium Photodetectors That Will Enable Low Power Ultrafast Terahertz OnChip Communication

Supporting Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software 1. IBM Research has demonstrated an optical link using a graphene photodetector fabricated on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The 10 Gbit per second receiver uses a novel interdigitated source and drain on a field-effect transistor (FET) with graphene as the channel. The vertical-incidence metal-graphene-metal photodetector achieved …

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Silicon-coated Nanonets Could Build a Better Lithium-ion Battery

Frame (a) shows a schematic of the Nanonet, a lattice structure of Titanium disilicide (TiSi2), coated with silicon (Si) particles to form the active component for Lithium-ion storage. (b) A microscopic view of the silicon coating on the Nanonets. (c) Shows the crystallinity of the Nanonet core and the Si coating. (d) The crystallinity of …

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University of Central Florida Alzheimer’s Discovery Could Lead to Long-sought Preventive Treatment

A new discovery by University of Central Florida researchers has revealed a previously unknown mechanism that may drive the early brain function deterioration of Alzheimer’s victims, thus opening a new exploratory path in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure The research was published in the science and medicine journal PLoS ONE, also demonstrates how the …

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China High Speed Rail Present and Future

Times Online UK: Continental Europe now has 3,600 miles of high-speed line in operation, with a further 2,000 under construction. China will have 6,000 miles open by 2012. NY Times: China is investing $292.9 billion (2 trillion RMB) in a nationwide high-speed, energy efficient rail network. China accelerated its high-speed-rail development plan last year in …

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Stem Cells Help Bone Healing

A novel technology involving use of stem cells, developed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers, has been applied to provide better and rapid healing for patients suffering from complicated bone fractures. The technology, involving isolation of the stem cells from bone marrow, was developed by Dr. Zulma Gazit, Dr. Gadi Pelled, Prof. Dan Gazit and …

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NanoFET: Nano-particle field extraction thruster funded by the Air Force

Funded by the Air Force, Brian Gilchrist and his colleagues are developing a new type of thruster that uses nanoparticles as propellant. Much of the engine is etched directly onto a wafer-thin piece of silicon via micro-electromechanical systems technologies, known as MEMS, that are more commonly used in the semiconductor industry. Measuring no thicker than …

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Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor and Space Based Solar

1. Kirk Sorensen will be presenting an upgraded molten-salt reactor (the liquid-fluoride thorium reactor, or LFTR) concept as one of a dozen finalists at the Manchester Festival. Kirk will also be presenting at Google as part of the Google Talk series in July. A dozen of the most promising applicants will be invited to present …

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