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cementReports of India’s emergence as a great power are bogus

The National Interest had an article by Rajan Menon called the Indian Myth. The India Myth is that the ubiquitous reports of India’s emergence as a great power are bogus. The road is long, the advance slow and the arrival …

buildingsLab-on-a-chip using Nanowires provides heart attack detection in minutes

Science News – Looking for a specific protein in a drop of blood is like trying to find a notorious white whale on the seven seas — it takes some time. But a new device quickly filters the ocean of …

additive manufacturingEurope will build 1.08 billion euro 40 meter E-ELT telescope

ESO (European southern Observatory) is to build the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world. At its meeting in Garching today, the ESO Council approved the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) Programme, pending confirmation of four so-called ad referendum votes. The …

cementWhat Would it Take for a Yottawatt Civilization

There is a new website yottawatts from Thorium, which prompted this post to answer how in general to get yottawatts from fission, fusion or solar Here are the units prefix definitions from wikipedia. 10^3 W kW kilowatt 10^6 W MW …

cementOptical transmission record breaks 100 Petabit per second kilometer Which Ten Times Capacity of Current Undersea Cables

Scientists in Bell Labs, the Alcatel’s research arm, have set a new optical transmission record of more than 100 Petabits per second.kilometer (equivalent to 100 million Gigabits per second.kilometer). This transmission experiment involved sending the equivalent of 400 DVDs per …

cementSingularity University Semester Completion and Projects

The first Singularity University 9 week semester is completing today. A goal of the Singularity University is to catalyze projects that could possibly help 1 Billion People in Under Ten Years. The team projects from the first semester include the …