Beyond CMOS: Emerging research devices

Beyond CMOS: Emerging research devices presentation at the summer 2008 ITRS public conference. Emerging Research Device Technology Candidates are to be evaluated. This is the list of devices being considered to go beyond CMOS.– Nano-electro Mechanical Switches– Collective Spin Devices– Spin Torque Transfer Devices– Atomic Switch / Electrochemical Metallization– Carbon-based Nanoelectronics– Single Electron Transistors– CMOL …

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North Dakota Bakken oil increasing 5000-7000 barrels per day each month, Saskatchewan’s Bakken oil increasing too

The state (North Dakota’s) Industrial Commission reports that North Dakota oil wells pumped an average of 150,578 barrels a day in April. The previous high of 147,774 barrels a day was set in August 1984. North Dakota reported 5700 more barrels of oil per day in March, 2008 March production was 143738 bopd versus February …

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Carnival of Space Week 57

The Carnival of Space 57 is up at Out of the Cradle This site contributed an article about some problems with lorentz propulsion tests but success with the SpaceX Falcon 9 International Space Development day 1 International Space Development day 2 International Space Development day 3 Babe in the Universe also had International space development …

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Progress to artificial gecko like wall climbing for people

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an adhesive that is the first to master the easy attach and easy release of the reptile’s padded feet. The material could prove useful for a range of products, from climbing equipment to medical devices. One of my predictions from 2006 was that there would be …

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Google funding renewable energy cheaper than coal

Google is funding renewable energy cheaper than coal Google.org is working with two companies that have promising scalable energy technologies: eSolar Inc., a Pasadena, CA-based company specializing in solar thermal power which replaces the fuel in a traditional power plant with heat produced from solar energy. eSolar’s technology has great potential to produce utility-scale power …

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California considering bill to lift nuclear power plant ban

A legislator from Southern California has introduced a bill to lift the state’s ban on new nuclear power plants. The bill would give a boost to plans by investors to bring nuclear power to the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Update: Contact your california state assembly representative to indicate your support for this bill …

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