Amory Lovins is Still Wrong and Spreading Distortions

Amory Lovins is still spreading lies and confusion in his accusation that someone else is distorting renewable energy. Solar and wind power and geothermal are about one third of nuclear power in the OECD (US, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea). 783 TWh for nuclear for the first five months versus 287 TWh for the renewables. …

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China’s TCL announces quantum dot enabled 55 inch OLED TV that will one third the price of comparable OLED TVs

TCL announced a quantum dot enabled 55-inch full-gamut 4K UHD [3840 x 2160] TV with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price at one-third the cost of comparable OLED color televisions. The QD (Quantum Dots) plus LED television shatters the prohibitively high price barrier of OLED TVs which provide consumers with a richer color viewing experience. TCL …

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Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The movie will released in November, 2014. Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine will be in Interstellar. They were in Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises. ‘Interstellar’ details the toll …

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39 meter European Extremely Large Telescope construction process has begun with 2024 first light planned

The European Extremely Large Telescope E-ELT first light is planned for 2024, when it will begin to tackle the biggest astronomical challenges of our time. The giant telescope is expected to allow the exploration of completely unknown realms of the Universe — it will be: “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”. An elaborate levelling …

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Thinner wire substrate for higher current density next generation accelerators and high field magnets

Superpower Inc (a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Company) announcee the addition of a 30 micron substrate thickness option to our standard offerings of 50 and 100 micron substrate second-generation (2G) high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires. The new geometry will help customers who need additional current density from thinner wires. The 50 and 100 micron substrates …

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Cadnano simplifies and enhances the process of designing three-dimensional DNA origami nanostructures

Shawn Douglas is an advocate for Cadnano Cadnano simplifies and enhances the process of designing three-dimensional DNA origami nanostructures. Through its user-friendly 2D and 3D interfaces it accelerates the creation of arbitrary designs. The embedded rules within cadnano paired with the finite element analysis performed by cando, provide relative certainty of the stability of the …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 191

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 191 is up at Deregulatetheatom. Canadian Energy Issues looks at why Germany has some of the dirtiest and most expensive electricity in the European Union when it has the most wind and solar power. How is that possible, you ask, given that Germany also has the most wind turbines and …

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Those with more lifespan also have more healthspan

Researchers compared the health-spans of older generation subjects of the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) to controls without family history of longevity and to centenarians of the New England Centenarian Study (NECS) using Bayesian parametric survival analysis. We estimated hazard ratios, the ages at which specific percentiles of subjects had onsets of diseases, and the …

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Chinese reforms will allow rural people mortgage their property and among changes that are bullish for China and the Global economy

China is studying new ways to measure the size of its economy to reflect ambitious reform plans that will make it easier for farmers to sell their land and to take into account property values. China’s Communist Party leaders unveiled a broad program of reforms last week. One of their objectives was to make it …

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Synthesis of Chemically Bonded Graphene/Carbon Nanotube Composites and their Application in Large Volumetric Capacitance Supercapacitors

Chemically bonded graphene/carbon nanotube composites as flexible supercapacitor electrode materials are synthesized by amide bonding. Carbon nanotubes attached along the edges and onto the surface of the graphene act as spacers to increase the electrolyte-accessible surface area. Our lamellar structure electrodes demonstrate the largest volumetric capacitance (165 F cm^-3) ever shown by carbon-based electrodes. 12 …

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Huawei, Samsung, Nokia are planning to begin deploying 5G mobile wireless at up to 50 gigabits per second by 2020

Mobile broadband technologies have always been introduced before widespread rollout of the network itself, and 5G will be no exception, Zhou observed. Technologies behind LTE for example, came out in 2002 but the LTE networks did not get rolled out until 2008 or 2009, Zhou pointed out. Hardware infrastructure deployment for 5G would start in …

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