Storing thermal energy in chemical form to make a rechargeable heat battery

There have been two approaches to capturing the sun’s energy: photovoltaics, which turn the sunlight into electricity, or solar-thermal systems, which concentrate the sun’s heat and use it to boil water to turn a turbine, or use the heat directly for hot water or home heating The third solar approach is the thermo-chemical approach, in …

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THAI oil recovery project on track for mid-2012 and oil Pipelines to North Dakota and Bakken Oil will be Expanded

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Petrobanks May River oil sand project phase 1 is on track for mid-2012 to produce about 10,000 to 15000 barrels per day. This project will prove the scaling of the THAI oil recovery process. THAI (Toe to Heel Air Injection) is an evolutionary new configuration …

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Spintronics’ breakthrough holds promise for next-generation computers

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Using powerful lasers, Hui Zhao, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, and graduate student Lalani Werake have discovered a new way to recognize currents of spinning electrons within a semiconductor. Their findings could lead the way to development of superior computers …

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Oracle Plans 32 Sparc Cores per Chip by 2015 and 128 cores in a Sparc Server

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software EETimes reports that Oracle will continue developing Sparc microprocessors but focus on chips based on a single core design at a time, probably packing 32 of them in a single chip by 2015. By 2015 the company will deliver Sparc systems with up to 128 cores, …

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Vietnam Plans to Build Eight 1000 MW Nuclear Reactors by 2030 and UAE Makes Progress to Four Nuclear Reactors

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. The Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, stated that the government of Vietnam had adopted a policy to construct eight 1,000 MW class nuclear power reactors at two sites by 2030. It is anticipated that the contract for the feasibility study would be signed in …

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The iPad and Beyond

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Jason Calacanis has a 48 point iPad review I will select a few key observations and then add my own opinion. The iPad will probably replace a laptop and even a full-featured desktop for 1/3rd of “light computing” users. (Read: people who don’t use specialized software …

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UCLA team couples quantum dots, silicon for room-temperature Spintronic functionality

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software In a study to be published in the April issue of Nature Materials, researchers from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science describe the creation of a new material incorporating spintronics that could help usher in the next generation of smaller, more affordable and more …

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Millionaires and Billionaires

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Forbes released their list of billionaires for 2010 This year the World’s Billionaires have an average net worth of $3.5 billion, up $500 million in 12 months. The world has 1,011 10-figure titans, up from 793 a year ago but still shy of the record 1,125 in …

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Ecomotors Opposed-Piston Opposed-Cylinder Engine Could make Class 8 Trucks 45% More Fuel Efficient

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Ecomotors Opposed-Piston Opposed-Cylinder Engine could make class 8 trucks 45% more fuel efficient Ecomotors has a goal to demonstrate, in 2010, the automobile industry’s first 5-passenger car capable of 100 mpg on the EPA highway cycle. Greencarcongress reports – With a two-module application configured at the appropriate …

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Sundrop Fuels Claims Twice as Much Fuel from Biomass and Sun Catalyix Claims Efficient artificial photosynthesis

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software 1. Sundrop Fuels, a startup based in Louisville, CO, says it has developed a cleaner and more efficient way to turn biomass into synthetic fuels by harnessing the intense heat of the sun to vaporize wood and crop waste Its process can produce twice the amount of …

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Optical Chip Converts Light Pulses 10,000 Times Faster and Could Eventually Enable Up to 100 Terahertz Communication

This optical chip can convert light pulses into digital signals faster and more efficiently than existing technology. (Ryan Scott, UC Davis photo) A new device invented by engineers at UC Davis could make it much faster to convert pulses of light into electronic signals and back again. The technology could be applied to ultrafast, high-capacity …

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