bootstrapping nanotechnology

bootstrapping nanotechnologyElon Musk says he will put millions of people on Mars

New Scientist – Musk declared recently that he could put a human on Mars in 10 to 20 years’ time. It is a remarkable claim, yet even more astonishingly Musk tells me that he could do it for $5 billion, …

bootstrapping nanotechnologySynthesis of nanospring structures

Nature Asia Materials – Electrochemical co-deposition of two metals followed by the selective etching of one allows for the synthesis of nanospring structures. In order to exploit the particular material properties that appear at the nanoscale, it is first necessary …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyEurozone Bank trouble and a US General warns of unrest

1. Telegraph UK – The eurozone banking system is on the edge of collapse as major lenders begin to run out of the assets they need to keep vital funding lines open. Senior analysts and traders warned of impending bank …

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 …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyIntel showed off Many Integrated Core Knights Corner Teraflop Chip

HPCWire – At SC11 in Seattle, Intel showed off an early silicon version of Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC) “Knight Corner,” the codename for its first commercial product based on their MIC architecture. Intel has produced “a few tens of …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyNvidia Exascale Vision

HPCWire – there are 35 TOP500 systems with NVIDIA GPUs (twice as many as in June). Of these, three of the top five supercomputers are equipped with GPUs, with more on the way in 2012 with the 20-petaflop Titan system …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyDennis Ritchie who created C and co-created Unix has died

Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, has died aged 70. Wikipedia on Dennis Ritchie Ritchie was best known as the creator of the C programming language and a key developer of …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyA Comet may have caused a coronal mass ejection

Universe Today – the SOHO mission (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) shows a sun-diving comet hitting the solar surface on October 1, 2011 and unexpectedly a huge explosion occurs shortly after. Are the two events related? Probably not, but solar scientists …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyResearch towards superconducting direct-drive generator for wind turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working toward generating 20 percent of the nation’s electricity supply from wind power by 2030. To help make this vision a reality, DOE recently awarded six projects to help develop next generation wind …

bootstrapping nanotechnologySwedish Ny Teknik assists with self sustained e-cat test and shows pictures of the 1 megawatt cold fusion unit

Swedish Ny Teknik assisted recently in a test where the ‘E-cat’ invented by Andrea Rossi was run in self-sustained mode. Ny Teknik (“New Technology”) is a weekly Swedish newspaper and website. At the new test, the E-cat was first run …