China will need to subsidize and import natural gas to reach target of 10% of overall energy mix

China plans to boost natural gas from 6% of its energy usage to 10% by 2020. However, to affect a large-scale transition from coal to natural gas in China will be far more difficult than it has been in the U.S., where the price of natural gas per unit of energy output is much lower …

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Russian physicists create a high-precision ‘quantum ruler’

Physicists from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), MIPT, the Lebedev Physical Institute, and L’Institut d’Optique (Palaiseau, France) have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state. This state enables producing a high-precision ruler capable of measuring large distances to an accuracy of billionths of a metre. The results of the study have been …

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Applied Materials roadmap to 3 nanometers through precise control of materials for FinFET scaling

Applied Materials Adam Brand made a presentation at 2013 Semicon West which laid out a roadmap to get to 3 nanometer lithography. Precision Materials to Meet Scaling Challenges Beyond 14nm (18 pages) Beyond 14nm, as we move to 10 and 7nm, a new fin material will be required — probably silicon-germanium (SiGe), or perhaps just …

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Precise autonomous payload placement using a UAV with giant robotic arm and low cost depth perception vision

A DARPA-funded technology demonstration recently finished a successful testing of vision-driven robotic-arm payload emplacement using MLB Company’s tail-sitter UAV, V-Bat. This UAV is capable of both hover and wing-borne flight, making the delivery and precision emplacement of a payload possible. A special robotic arm was designed with the capability of carrying up to 1 pound. …

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Progress to a solid state diamond qubit for future quantum computers

Nanosystems Initiative Munich – A method for manipulating the charge of nitrogen vacancy-centres in diamond – which are thought to be important areas in the creation of qubits in quantum computers – is reported in Nature Communications this week. The approach, which relies on the use of electrolytes similar to those used in batteries, is …

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Comparing China and India

The Economist magazine compares India and China over 13 metrics. China is far ahead on most of the statistical comparisons with longer life expectancy, more literacy and a better economy. The most recent 2011 Indian census statistics show an improvement in the literacy rate to 74% in India. China’s hidden economy adds another 25% to …

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Method Prints Nanostructures Using Hard “Pen” Tips Floating on Soft Polymer Springs

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly prototyping nanoscale devices and structures that is so inexpensive the “print head” can be thrown away when done. Hard-tip, soft-spring lithography (HSL) rolls into one method the best of scanning-probe lithography — high resolution — and the best of polymer pen lithography — low cost …

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Asian nuclear energy boom

1. Wall Street Journal – 10 countries in Asia have nuclear energy development plans. New Delhi forecasts India will spend $175 billion to increase nuclear energy production 13-fold by 2030. China, India and Vietnam combined will build about 115,000 megawatts of nuclear generating capacity, investing more than half a trillion dollars over the next 15 …

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3D Television without the Glasses

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Journal of Diplay Technology – Integral Three-Dimensional Television Using a 33-Megapixel Imaging System We [Science and Technology Research Laboratories, NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan] have developed integral three-dimensional (3D) television using an ultra high definition imaging system. The system uses a device having 7680 pixels in …

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Techonomy – Reinventing Intelligence

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Reinventing Intelligence: Why collective learning makes humans so different Speaker: David Christian, Macquarie University Introduced by: Brent Schlender David Christian, WCU visiting professor at seoul Understanding humans : like ants on elephants Scholarship of humanity – we do not have a whole view. Failed attempts to …

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