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diseaseNot encouraging and enabling to people to stay home with the flu kills over a thousand per year

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In the 2009 H1N1 pandemic alone, estimates suggest that around 5 to 7 million more people got the flu from someone who came to work sick, and that an additional 1,500 people died. It is also more costly in lost …

fluIndian Mangalyaan satellite mission to Mars is 9 times lower cost than NASA Maven Mars mission

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India’s recently launch of a spacecraft to Mars with a mission cost of $75 million. Just days after the launch of India’s Mangalyaan satellite, NASA sent off its own Mars mission, five years in the making, named Maven. Its cost: …

fluEric Lerner of Lawrenceville Plamsa Physics Presented his project to make commercial nuclear fusion with dense plasma focus

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On June 11th 2013 Eric Lerner and Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, Inc. were invited to share the latest achievements in the field of nuclear fusion energy research at Google’s Solve for x Brainstorming conference. Eric explains aneutronic fusion, which produces no …

fluStraintronics: Engineers create piezoelectric graphene

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By depositing atoms on one side of a grid of the “miracle material” graphene, researchers at Stanford have engineered piezoelectricity into a nanoscale material for the first time. The implications could yield dramatic degree of control in nanotechnology. Piezoelectricity is …

diseaseWearable Depth-Sensing Projection System Makes Any Surface Capable of Multitouch Interaction

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OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. OmniTouch employs a depth-sensing camera, …

australiaT-Carbon: A Novel Carbon Allotrope

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The structure of the new carbon allotrope, T-carbon, is shown from different directions. T-carbon is obtained by replacing each carbon atom in diamond with a carbon tetrahedron. Image credit: Sheng, et al. ©2011 American Physical Society. Physical Review Letters – …

agingThe Register UK sets the record straight on the hyped fear and the NISA tables on Fukushima radiation

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1. The Register UK – The total non-story of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant “disaster” – which has seen and will see no deaths or measurable health consequences for anyone anywhere – has received a shot in the arm today with …

fluEpitaxial silicene formed on single-crystalline ZrB2 thin Films: structure and electronic properties

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The experimental realization of extended, two-dimensional sheets of silicene, the silicon counterpart of graphene, has been elusive so far. Researchers have demonstrated that such a two-dimensional, epitaxial honeycomb Si layer forms through surface segregation on a metallic zirconium diboride (ZrB2) …

deathsObama says it is unlikely that radiation will harm anyone in USA and update on Fukushima from NEI and BraveNewClimate

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It is unlikely that radiation released from the nuclear reactors in Japan will harm anyone in the United States, President Obama said in a press briefing this afternoon. In Japan, engineers have laid a power line that can connect reactor …

darpaHolographic unification of dark matter and dark energy

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Arxiv – Holographic unification of dark matter and dark energy Using a new version of the holographic principle, a constant term was introduced, which conduces to the description of the standard cosmological LCDM model, and unifies under the same concept …