Nuclear News: Dawning of the Age of Thorium, Six Reactors for India and Progress to Laser Enrichment

1. Dawning of the age of Thorium? From Resource Investor: I am personally aware of the fact that, even as I write, major American, Canadian, French and British nuclear engineering companies are forming strategic alliances to seek funding under Hatch-Reid to go forward with the development of thorium-based nuclear power reactors for the production of …

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Harvard Makes Topical RNAi Treatment That Can Effectively Stop the Transmission of Herpes

Harvard medical school has a topical treatment (a cream) that is based on RNAi (RNA interference) which can eliminate herpes virus even one week after infection to effectively stop the transmission of herpes. This was proven with mice and will be moving to human trials. A topical treatment disables key proteins necessary for the herpesvirus …

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A simple-to-make “superlens” can focus 10 times better than diffraction limit, microwaves so far, next 19-38 nm for visible light

A simple-to-make “superlens” can focus 10 times more sharply than a conventional lens. It could shrink the size of features on computer chips, or help power gadgets without wires. No matter how powerful a conventional lens, it cannot focus light down to more than about half its wavelength, the “diffraction limit”. So far they have …

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