Swarmanoids

Swarmanoids are a follow up to swarmbots Will initially have eye-bots, hand-bots and foot-bots Swarm robotics is inspired by the social insect metaphor, and emphasises aspects such as decentralisation of control, limited communication abilities among robots, use of local information, emergence of global behaviour, and robustness. Most current studies in swarm robotic systems have focused …

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Researchers Grow 7 mm Carbon Nanotube Array

In conjunction with First Nano (FN), a division of CVD Equipment Corporation, University of Cincinatti has grown an array on FN’s EasyTube Carbon Nanotube system that is longer than 7 mm. “The harmonious combination of substrate, alloy catalyst and process conditions was found to consistently produce nanotube arrays more than 7 mm long” says Professor …

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Thorium Energy meetings

Thorium Power co is talking to India about their Thorium energy technology. Thorium Power and DBI are involved in putting on a forum in DC to inform the washington media and others about Thorium Nov 30, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington DC Clean Nuclear Energy: Thorium 2006DBI, a California-based aerospace company involved …

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Norway considering Thorium reactors

Article from treehugger.com about Norway considering Thorium reactors •There is no danger of a melt-down like the Chernobyl reactor•It produces minimal radioactive waste•It can burn Plutonium waste from traditional nuclear reactors with additional energy output•It is not suitable for the production of weapon grade materials•The energy contained in one kilogram of Thorium equals that of …

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Comprehensive info on thorium energy

A comprehensive 1969 report in PDF format on thorium for nuclear reactors thanks to Kirk Sorenson at Thorium energy blog Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends …

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Thorium reactors again

Another summary of the benefits of Thorium nuclear reactors. This from the Uranium information center in Australia Some of the listed benefits:– Thorium is much more abundant in nature than uranium. – Thorium can also be used as a nuclear fuel through breeding to uranium-233 (U-233). – When this thorium fuel cycle is used, much …

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Thorium reactors for earth and moon

Thorium reactors could be 5 times cheaper than natural gas energy, be meltdown resistant, be able to destroy old long lived radioactive waste, and involve no readily usable weapons grade material. Thanks to Futurepundit for his article on this The amount of energy per kg of thorium is huge: 11 million kW-hr per kg.Besides having …

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