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bolonkinElectric Centrifugal gun could fire 240,000 rounds per minute in bursts of 20 to 40 rounds

A centrifugal gun is a type of rapid-fire projectile accelerator, like a machine gun but operating on a different principle. Centrifugal guns use a rapidly rotating disc to impart energy to the projectiles, replacing gunpowder with centrifugal force. Weapon for …

bolonkinGoogle Project Loon deploying high altitude balloons to provide internet access to everyone

Introducing the latest moonshot from Google: balloon-powered Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill in coverage gaps and bring people back …

bolonkinShadow War – Explosion kills Iranian nuclear scientist could be Mossad

FARS News – Israeli sources confirmed that the terrorist attack which killed a senior Iranian scientist in Tehran on Wednesday was a joint operation carried out by the agents of the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, and the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e …

bolonkinJapanese, Russian scientists see high chance of cloning mammoth within 5 years

Scientists believe it may be possible to clone a woolly mammoth within five years after finding well-preserved bone marrow in a thigh bone recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia. Teams from Russia’s Sakha Republic’s mammoth museum and Japan’s Kinki University …

bolonkinUnmanned vehicles start to be used at Fukushima reactor

It took a while but there are finally some unmanned vehicles being used to help fight the problems at the Fukushima reactor UPDATE AS OF 10 A.M. EDT, SATURDAY, MARCH 19: Preparations were being made to spray water into the …

bolonkinAlberta targets reducing oilsand emissions to below conventional oil, creating a lot jobs and a budget surplus

Alberta’s Premier Ed Stelmach loftiest goal would be cutting oil sands’ greenhouse-gas emissions to a level below conventional oil. Currently, they’re about 25 per cent higher, and most new development is in situ, or underground, bitumen deposits – the extraction …

bolonkinElusive spintronics success could lead to single chip for processing and memory

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) have shown that a magnetically polarised current can be manipulated by electric fields. This important discovery opens up the prospect of simultaneously processing and storing data …

bolonkinChina Analysis Roundup – Currency and Bubbles

1. Shaun Rein at Forbes makes the case that there is no China bubble Betting against China in 2010 is a bad mistake for investors and companies alike. Here are three reasons why Jim Chanos (called Tyco and Enron bust) …

bolonkinTechnology Roundup – Quantum computer Algorithm

1. MIT Technology Review: Seth Lloyd describes the utility of the new quantum computing algorithm for linear equations. MIT researchers, however, have developed a new algorithm that could solve systems of linear equations with exponential speed–improving video processing, weather modeling, …

bolonkinSingapore Has Ultra High 5 nanometer Resolution Electron Beam

Ultra-high-density data storage is now a step closer thanks to an advance in device fabrication achieved by Bao-Yu Zong and co-workers from the Data Storage Institute of A*STAR in Singapore. Devices for data-storage applications are created by depositing a ‘resist’ …