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dense plasma focusStanford brings commercial fast recharging aluminum batteries closer

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. “We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that …

dense plasma focusRussia plan improbable supersonic mach 1.6 heavy lift transport plane

Russia is planning to make a fleet of 80 heavy transport aircraft that will reportedly for moving a strategic unit of 400 Armata tanks, with ammunition, to anywhere in the world. The PAK TA program envisages an order of 80 …

dense plasma focusStanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips

Skyscraper chip researchers’ leveraged three breakthroughs. 1. a new technology for creating transistors, those tiny gates that switch electricity on and off to create digital zeroes and ones. 2. a new type of computer memory that lends itself to multistory …

dense plasma focusLightbridge still negotiating with utility and reactor partners

Lightbridge has fuel development efforts with both Russian and domestic development partners/vendors. A domestic partner/vendor may eliminate the need to seek a separate U.S. export license authorization for this work. On the fuel, Lightbridge does a great deal of …

dense plasma focusNew treatments show promise in prolonging human lifespan, when can you get it?

Evidence is emerging that some widely used drugs can prolong lifespan for well people – and insiders have started taking them off-label. Millions of people are taking anti-ageing drugs every day – they just don’t know it. Drugs to slow …

commercializationCuriosity Rover will being exploring a Mars Mount Sharp and a new phase of exploration

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet’s Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission’s long-term prime destination. “Curiosity now will begin a new chapter from an already outstanding …

commercializationCarnival of Nuclear Energy 226

1. Forbes James Conca – A Nuclear Bolivia? Why Not? Bolivia recently declared its intention to develop nuclear energy, part of a new concerted effort to expand nuclear energy throughout the developing world being led, not by America, but by …

dense plasma focusRejuvenation Biotechnology Applying a damage repair paradigm to developing technologies for the diseases of aging panel discussion #rejbio

Panel members discussing the feasibility of applying such a strategy Richard Barker, center for the advancement of sustainable medical innovation (moderator) Julie Allickson Director, Translational Research, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative medicine Stephen Minger, Chief Scientist, GE Healthcare life sciences, …

crowdfundingWe should support moderate forces who can bring stabilty to America

Vox has an amusing article about how the US media would cover Ferguson, Missouri if it happened in another country The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. …