Economic Predictions from Roubini, Milken and Zero Hedge

1. Zero Hedge / Credit Suisse – there are two major manufacturing order indices in China (PMI). One is from the National Bureau of Statistics and tracks large companies and the Hong Kong Bank Index which tracks smaller businesses. The Hong Kong PMI has been showing a contraction for the last 6 months while the …

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SENS Annual reports increased funding and research progress for antiaging

SENS is a antiaging project. They report an increase in funding of about 40% from 2010 to 2011. They were able to double internal research levels. The funding would ideally be at levels that are 12 to 60 times higher ($20-100 million per year). Here is a link for donating online to SENS SENS Foundation …

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Graphene monoxide an advance toward graphene based electronics

Scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have discovered an entirely new carbon-based material that is synthesized from the “wonder kid” of the carbon family, graphene. The discovery, which the researchers are calling “graphene monoxide (GMO),” pushes carbon materials closer to ushering in next-generation electronics. Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that resembles …

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Deep Sea Challenger Explores More Ocean – There is a continental US of Ocean Bottom below 20,000 feet

MSNBC – Deep Sea Challenger is exploring and sampling a shallower part of the ocean floor Just days after the filmmaker plunged more than 35,756 feet (10,890 meters) into the Pacific Ocean to the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on Earth, his team piloted Cameron’s innovative submersible to yet another deep-sea spot. This time, members …

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Japanese Security system can scan 36 million faces per second

Diginfo – This surveillance camera system can search through data on 36 million faces in one second. Developed by Hitachi Kokusai Electric, the system can automatically detect a face from either surveillance footage or a regular photo, and search for it. With this system, it’s assumed that faces are turning within around 30 degrees in …

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Transatomic Power’s Waste-Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor

Transatomic Power’s Waste-Annihilating Molten Salt Reactor — WAMSR — can convert the high-level nuclear waste produced by conventional nuclear reactors each year into $7.1 trillion of electricity. At full deployment, our reactors can use existing stockpiles of nuclear waste to satisfy the world’s electricity needs through 2083. The design is a compact modular 200 MWe …

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Automation improves tissue engineering

Artificial skin is being produced automatically in a lab in Germany, with the production enabled by tissue engineering. Previously, production was only possible only using expensive manual methods in specialized laboratories. Artificial skin for use in transplants or to verify the safety of the active ingredients of drugs, cosmetics and chemicals is a rare commodity. …

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Growing a blood vessel fro transplant inside your own body

Wall Street Journal – Doctors at Yale University here implanted in Angela’s chest in August a bioabsorbable tube that is designed to dissolve over time. The tube was seeded with cells, including stem cells, that had been harvested from Angela’s bone marrow. Since then, the doctors say, the tube has disappeared, leaving in its place …

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NASA Robotic Refueling Mission Begins With Space Station Robotics

NASA’s highly anticipated Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) began operations on the International Space Station with the Canadian Dextre robot and RRM tools March 7-9, 2012, marking important milestones in satellite-servicing technology and the use of the space station robotic capabilities. The RRM Gas Fittings Removal task represents the first use of RRM tools in orbit. …

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Amerigon Thermoelectric Generator and Fast Material Testing

Amerigon revolutionized seat comfort by introducing the Climate Control Seat in 1999, the world’s first thermoelectric-based cooled and heated seat. They have a thermoelectric generator that was picked as a 2012 Car and Driver 10 most promising future technologies. One-third of the energy in every gallon of the gas you burn is dumped out your …

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