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DNAGetting Dedication and Commitment to solving systems like the Veterans Administration by Getting Skin in the Game

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There are very well documented problems at the Veterans Administration (VA) where soldiers must wait many months for treatment. The bureaucracy and politicians are almost entirely separated from the consequences of bad performance. How can we get full focus, committment …

computersElon Musk’s Tesla will Need Hundreds of Giga Battery Factories

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Through scale alone, Tesla hopes the gigafactory will bring down battery costs by 30%. A $175 per kWh battery would be “very competitive” with even a mass market vehicle, Langan writes. Musk put things in even more stark terms:  …

cancerChina looking seriously at creating artificial islands that near the scale of Manhattan as they also literally level Mountains for City Space

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A new floating city designed by AT Design Office and the Chinese construction firm CCCC, is slated to begin development on a pilot scale next year. “When the client came to us and talked about this project, I couldn’t believe …

DNAExtreme Ultraviolet Lithography hopes for hitting 10 nanometer node in 2016 and hopes to lower cost by six times for the 5 nanometer node

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The latest extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems are making about 28 wafers per hour or 100 wafers per day with a 40 W light source in pilot tests. The progress is significant but falls far short of a production target …

DNANeutron microscope could improve neutron imaging by 50 times

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Researchers at MIT, working with partners at NASA, have developed a new concept for a microscope that would use neutrons — subatomic particles with no electrical charge — instead of beams of light or electrons to create high-resolution images. The …

DNA origamiFirst Gigahertz Graphene Circuit

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A team led by Roman Sordan of the Politecnico di Milano and Eric Pop of the University of Illinois says it has made the first integrated graphene oscillators – with the added bonus that the devices operate at 1.28 GHz. …

DNATowards Printable photonic devices with sub-10 nm resolution

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The researchers are using nanoimprinting and have already produced 5 nanometer lines and they believe they can scale it up to commercial applications. A novel and robust route for high-throughput, high-performance nanophotonics-based direct imprint of high refractive index and low …

DNANanoparticles Stop Multiple Sclerosis In Mice and could treat food allergies, asthma and other autoimmune diseases

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NBC News – Researchers trying to find a way to treat multiple sclerosis think they’ve come up with an approach that could not only help patients with MS, but those with a range of so-called autoimmune diseases, from type-1 diabetes …

DNAWithout the Pesky Daily Bombing and Ethnic Politics Iraq Oil Production might double by 2015

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Iraq has boosted oil production to its highest level in 20 years — thanks to the foreign companies — to some 3 million bpd and hopes to double that by 2015. But there are growing doubts it will be able …

DNA origamiTen Micron Precise 3D Leap Motion Controller will be the input device for people and robots

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Singularity Hub – Forget the Kinect, Leap Motion is cheaper ($70), more precise (down to 0.01 mm), and much smaller (think “pack of gum” proportions). The incredible demo for the Leap Motion (see below) shows how the desktop device can …