Robert Zubrin on Technological Slowdown and the Need For Abundance And How A Space Frontier Would Help Make Our Society A Better Place To Live

A guest post  by Joseph Friedlander for Brian Wang’s Next Big Future  (excerpts, rearranged for effect) from  http://www.nss.org/settlement/mars/zubrin-frontier.html  read the whole thing there— ”Between 1903 and 1933 the world was revolutionized: Cities were electrified; telephones and broadcast radio became common; talking motion pictures appeared; automobiles became practical; and aviation progressed from the Wright Flyer to the …

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Wimax 2 Will Start Rolling Out mid-2011 from Samsung and 2012 from Intel

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The IEEE 802.16m standard is the core technology for the proposed Mobile WiMAX Release 2, which enables more efficient, faster, and more converged data communications The 802.16m system can support both 120 Mbit/s downlink and 60 Mbit/s uplink per site simultaneously and has a mximum speed …

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Cheap Ground and Flying Robots with Low Recoil Automatic Shotgun

Discovery Channel: Future Weapons. Force Multiplier especially with the frag-12 mini-grenades and high explosive. Accurate out to 175 meters. 120 grenade rounds per minute with 9 foot blast radius. The gist of the story is that the AA-12s have so little recoil that it makes the perfect gun for small robots. AA12 shotgun robots at …

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MIT transportation plan

MIT has a transportation plan from now until 2035 For the near term (up to 15 years), we should increase our efforts to improve light-duty vehicle engines and transmissions, but all improvements must go toward increasing fuel efficiency rather than making cars bigger and faster. Also critical is reducing vehicle weight and size. For the …

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Impossible control of number electrons on the surface of a superconductor made real

A team of University of British Columbia researchers has developed a technique that controls the number of electrons on the surface of high-temperature superconductors, a procedure considered impossible for the past two decades. Led by Physics Assoc. Prof. Andrea Damascelli, the team deposited potassium atoms onto the surface of a piece of superconducting copper oxide. …

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Printable electronics and Fijitsu uses carbon nanotubes to grow Graphene

NEC has printed carbon nanotube transistors on plastic with an electron mobility of 100 cm**2/Vs More information is here I had previously covered work at many other labs working on improving printable electronic speed using many different methods Fijitsu has used a forest of carbon nanotubes (MCNT) to grow graphene at low (510 degrees Celsius …

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