Considering how to reduce oil consumption ? Know how it is used now

This is from a pdf with 5% and 10% oil savings plans FURTHER READINGShort, mid and long term energy Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including …

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Fusion propulsion if Bussard IEC fusion works

Work is continuing towards Robert Bussard’s vision of inertial electrostatic fusion. digg_url = ‘http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/11/fusion-propulsion-if-bussard-iec-fusion.html’;digg_topic = ‘Space’; reddit_url=’http://advancednano.blogspot.com/2007/11/fusion-propulsion-if-bussard-iec-fusion.html’reddit_title=’Carnival of Space #30′ UPDATE: Tom Ligon wrote the slides and gave the speech which presented this material. Fusion R&DPhase 1 – Validate and Review WB-6 ResultsThe proposed WB-7 and WB-8 devices will be constructed and tested during 2008.1.5 …

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Programmable metallization cell – super computer memory follow up

Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Nanoionics (CANi) claims that Programmable Metallization cell (PMC) memory could be a 1,000 times more efficient than existing flash memory and could enable devices like USB drives to greatly increase the memory of digital cameras, MP3 players and laptops. This is a follow up to my first article on …

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Making embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos

Researchers have created human embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos or using hard-to-get eggs. The technique may prove to be easier, cheaper, andmore ethically appealing than an alternative approach that requires cloning. Two separate teams of researchers say they have sidestepped thecloning method and reprogrammed mature human cells into a primordial,embryonic-like state. Those cells were …

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Detecting chemical reactions in a single living cell for the first time

Bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered a technique that for the first time enables the detection of biomolecules’ dynamic reactions in a single living cell. They can determine in real time whether specific enzymes are activated or particular genes are expressed, all with unprecedented resolution within a single living cell. This could …

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Help hookup.com, an army of volunteers

The inspiration of Help Hookup is actually a comic book called Global Frequency by Warren Ellis. My brother, Alvin Wang, took the idea to startup weekend and they launched the idea this past weekend for hooking up volunteers. It is similar to the concepts of David Brin’s “empowered citizens” and Glenn Reynolds “an army of …

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Printable carbon nanotube batteries

Batteries that can be printed onto a surface with “nanotube ink” have been demonstrated by US researchers, who say the technique will fit well within the growing field of printed electronics, which still use conventional power sources. Solar cells could also be printed from inkjet printers Carbon nanotube production is expanding and prices are falling. …

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