Accidents that Caused Immediate deaths by Energy Source

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Techonomy Cities as Solutions

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Cities as Solutions Discussion leaders: Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Discipline Saskia Sassen, Columbia University Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Moderator: Rik Kirkland, McKinsey & Company Urbanization history : 1800 3% in cities 1900 14% 2008 50% 2050 80% Getting the most dense urbanization and do it right is …

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Covering Roads Cost Perspective

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software There is a criticism of the idea to cover roads as being too costly at $3 million per acre. I had indicated further into the article ways to reduce the cost of covering the roads by using street lamps and telephone polls and existing two story …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 7 – ARC100

Nuclear Green has the 7th carnival of nuclear energy. ARC 100 and Other Small Reactors Dan Yurman talks about the Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) company developing a 100 MW small modular reactor (SMR) which relies on well-understood fuel developed for a sodium-cooled fast reactor that was actually built and operated at the Argonne National Laboratory …

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Verizon 4G LTE vs Sprint Wimax vs HSPA+ vs 3G in Real World Speeds

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Verizon 4G connection on a populated network should average between 5Mbps to 12Mbps in download rates and between 2Mbps to 5Mbps for uploads. Actual, achievable peak speeds in these areas float between 40-50Mbps downstream and 20-25Mbps upstream. So in the realworld the 4G LTE is about …

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Launch Costs for the Spacex Falcon 9 and Competing Launch Systems

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Spacex Falcon 9 can take 10,450 kg to LEO Mission Type Price* LEO (s/c80% capacity to the customer orbit) $51.5M GTO (s/c Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is …

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China Gives Assurances about Hydro Plans in Tibet

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software China is giving assurances to India that it will not build dams that disrupt the flow of Brahmaputra river (Yarlung Tsangpo tibetan name for the river) in Tibet. The UK Guardian had talked about the engineering plans for a megadam in Tibet. China will be building …

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North Dakota Hits New Daily Production Record 261,088 Barrels Per Day. Double What it Was Just Over Two Years Ago

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software North Dakota Oil Production reached a new high of 261,088 barrels of oil per day in Feb, 2010 This is 25,000 barrels per day more than January, 2010 and about double the 130,768 barrels of oil per day from November, 2007 (28 months ago) Oil is …

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Fiber Photovoltaics Can Double Flat Solar Cell Energy at a Fraction of the Cost

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Wake Forest has received the first patent for a new solar-cell technology that can double the energy production of today’s flat cells at a fraction of the cost. The new solar cells are made from millions of miniscule plastic fibers that can collect sunlight at oblique …

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Lithium Ion Gets On Track for Five Times Higher Energy Density with Self Assembled Nanocomposite Anodes

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Georgia Institute of Technology – A new high-performance anode structure based on silicon-carbon nanocomposite materials could significantly improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in a wide range of applications from hybrid vehicles to portable electronics. Other types of new batteries and new ultracapacitors have been claiming …

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IBM Work on 3D chip stacking will take Moore’s Law to 2025

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Last week, IBM, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) signed a four-year collaborative project called CMOSAIC to understand how the latest chip cooling techniques can support a 3D chip architecture. Unlike current processors, the CMOSAIC project considers a …

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