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cityMassive Mars Greenhouse Effect Domes Would Heat Themselves

Terraforming Mars has three major parts 1. Raising the temperature 2. Building the atmosphere 3. Building up a magnetosphere or creating some form of solar and cosmic radiation protection. There is a new study which indicates that domed cities and …

domesDiscovery of odd Trans-Neptunian Object that is above the plane of the solar system and swings backward around the sun

There has been the discovery of an odd TNO or trans-Neptunian object. It sits beyond Neptune in the outer solar system. This one is 160,000 times fainter than Neptune, which means the icy world could be less than 200 kilometers …

buildingsEnergy, Wage and Technology Stagnation since the 1970s and development from 1820 to 2030

Angus Maddison gave a presentation to the UK House of Lords in 2005 that looked at the world economy, the leading economies and the most successful follower countries from 1820 to 2001 with projections to 2030. There are also more …

citiesFukushima Exclusion Zone

NY Times covers details on the Fukushima Exclusion zone The exclusion zone is about 30 kilometers wide (18 miles wide) but has an extra section adjoining it. About 88,000 residents lived in the evacuation zone. By comparison, the area evacuated …

citiesGraphite and water could be as good as lithium ion batteries but recharge in seconds

A combination of two ordinary materials – graphite and water – could produce energy storage systems that perform on par with lithium ion batteries, but recharge in a matter of seconds and have an almost indefinite lifespan. “The reason graphene …

buildingsEconomist predicts that China will be a democracy by 2017

Charles Robertson, chief economist of Renaissance Capital, predicts that China will be a democracy by 2017 China could be a democracy by 2017 assuming the economy grows and annual incomes rise to $15,550 a head. A groundbreaking report analyses 150 …

citiesStatus of Jordan, Yemen and other countries facing public demonstrations

NY Times reports that the King of Jordan has dismissed his cabinet Changing cabinets is not new for King Abdullah. In his 12 years on the throne, he has done so eight times. But this was the first time that …

domesNvidia describes Echelon 10 teraflops processor design

EETimes – Nvidia’s chief scientist gave attendees at Supercomputing 2010 a sneak peak of a future graphics chip that will power an exascale computer. Nvidia is competing with three other teams to build such a system by 2018 in a …

carbon nanotubesFirst order devices, hybrid memristors, and the frontiers of nonlinear circuit theory

Arxiv – First order devices, hybrid memristors, and the frontiers of nonlinear circuit theory Several devices exhibiting memory effects have shown up in nonlinear circuit theory in recent years. Among others, these circuit elements include Chua’s memristors, as well as …

citiesGoogle blocks easy upload of email contacts into Facebook

Techcrunch reports that Google is preventing Facebook from using the google API to upload email contacts until Facebook allows recipricol access to its social graph Both Facebook and Google have alternative means of accessing the data that the other has. …