Economic Stimulus of a High Technology Transportation Solution

The BLEEX/HULC exoskeleton was developed in the City of Berkeley and State of California. There should be Federal stimulus dollars directed to a proposed BLEEX/e-bike electrified transportation system. * Lower medical costs * Help senior citizens stay mobile * Accelerate the electrification of transportation at lower cost than current plans * Reduce gasoline usage * …

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Challenges to Achieving Exaflop Supercomputers by 2015

297 page pdf that discusses a lot of the issues around making exaflop supercomputers The latest petaflop supercomputers use 3-7 megawatts of power. Managing power issues is one of the key challenges for future exaflop supercomputers. The energy challenges to exascale computers were discussed at the recent SC08 conference There are four challenges where current …

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Heartland Robotics : Low Cost Industrial Robots Revolution

Rodney Brooks, co-founder and CTO of iRobot, is leaving his iRobot post to found his own robotics company, Heartland Robotics. Heartland Robotics, based in Cambridge, Mass., will focus on the manufacture of industrial worker robots. “I want to effect a powerful evolution in the world’s labor markets, and my current focus is to develop low-cost …

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Brad Templeton on Robocars : great minds think alike

This site had published an article one week ago about creating robotic car exclusive zones in cities to enable a faster deployment of robotic cars. Brad Templeton has written up several articles about the advantages of robotic cars for revamping the transportation system. Brad’s robocar mainpage. Brad looks at the myth of green public transit. …

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Very high temperature gas-cooled reactor could burn 65% of uranium

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is planning to build a very high temperature gas-cooled reactor (VHTR) at Idaho National Laboratory, with the prime objective of supplying heat at about 900°C. This heat could be used to generate electricity, or for other industrial processes such as hydrogen production or water desalination at a neighbouring facility. …

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