Self-Assembling Nanorods: Berkeley Lab Researchers Obtain 1, 2 and 3D Nanorod Arrays and Networks

A relatively fast, easy and inexpensive technique for inducing nanorods – rod-shaped semiconductor nanocrystals – to self-assemble into one-, two- and even three-dimensional macroscopic structures has been developed by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). This technique should enable more effective use of nanorods …

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Twenty times more efficient electric vehicle with a top speed of 375 mph

Wired – Swiss company Acabion is working on the GTBO VIII “da Vinci,” a $15 million fully electric vehicle with a top speed of 375 mph that Acabion claims is 20 times more efficient than current Electric cars. It’s as much a work of art as a proof of concept: Maskus says that for production …

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40% of cancers are potentially preventable and Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Combat Cancer

1. International Union Against Cancer – 40% of cancers are potentially preventable. The risk of developing cancer can significantly be reduced through simple measures: * Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke * Limit alcohol consumption * Avoid excessive sun exposure * Maintain a healthy weight, through eating healthily and exercising regularly * …

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Intel Makes Single Chip Cloud Computer with 48-Cores

Intel’s 48-core Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor (Credit: Intel) Intel on Wednesday demonstrated a fully programmable 48-core processor it thinks will pave the way for massive data computers powerful enough to do more of what humans can. (H/T Sander Olson) The 1.3-billion transistor processor, called Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC) is successor generation to the 80-core …

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finFETs Could be Smaller and at least Five Times Faster than silicon Transistors

Researchers are making progress in developing new types of transistors, called finFETs, which use a finlike structure instead of the conventional flat design, possibly enabling engineers to create faster and more compact circuits and computer chips. The fins are made not of silicon, but from a material called indium-gallium-arsenide, as shown in this illustration. (Birck …

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Gene therapy appears safe to regenerate gum tissue

The figures show microcomputed tomographic images of regenerated periodontium (tooth supporting structures) following delivery of PDGF genes. Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a method of gene delivery that appears safe for regenerating tooth-supporting gum tissue—a discovery that assuages one of the biggest safety concerns surrounding gene therapy research and tissue engineering. Gene …

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Carnival of Space Week 85

Carnival of Space week 85 is up at Cheap Astronomy. This site provided information on space elevator tether strength requirements and development status Centauri Dreams looks at interstellar mission possibilities. A longbet was made: the first true interstellar mission, targeted at the closest star to the Sun or even farther, will be launched before or …

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