Seeing The Invisible With A Graphene-CMOS Integrated Device

EU Graphene Flagship researchers from ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona) have shown that it is possible to integrate graphene into a CMOS integrated circuit. In their paper published in the journal Nature Photonics they combine this graphene-CMOS device with quantum dots to create an array of photodetectors, producing a high resolution image …

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XKCD graphic of rockets and payloads

XKCD has an infographic of rockets and payloads measured in horses. One horse is about one ton. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, …

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Surviving in bad housing without electricity and with unsafe cooking is Rich World Reality TV but it sucks for the everyday life of the worlds poorest billions

Surviving in bad housing, without electricity and with unsafe cooking is Rich World Reality TV and is an entertaining challenge for a few weeks or months. However, it sucks badly for the everyday life of the worlds poorest billions. The unsafe cooking with indoor smoke and air pollution causes more cancer and disease. The lack …

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American Physical Society recommends licensing nuclear reactors for 80 year operation for less air pollution and less climate change

The American physical society sees no technical reasons not to extend nuclear reactors to 80 years of operation and recommends doing so in a 28 page report. Renewing Licenses for the Nation’s Nuclear Power Plants Extending operating licenses for reactors in a safe and reliable way is a smart move, as they are a “near …

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