Nanocaviities for better thermoelectric materials

Thermoelectric materials are also currently used in the type of cooler bags that keep things cold without making use of their own cooling elements. These cooler bags are full of the elements Lead and Tellurium. Both of these substances are also toxic. “We want to replace them with inexpensive and readily available substances. Moreover, there …

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How wrong and misleading can someone be yet still be an influential technical expert ?

How much does being usually technically right matter for being an influential technical expert ? Energy policy is a subject that requires a lot of scientific and technical knowledge. Energy policy is loaded with people who are lying, are making blatantly false and misleading statements. You can prove that the bulk or entirety of what …

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Iraq sees oil output at 3 million bpd by endof 2011 and up to 4 million bpd by end of 2012

Iraq expects its oil output to rise to 3 million barrels per day by the end of this year and sees it growing an additional 500,000 to 1 million bpd next year, Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said on Saturday. Iraq’s current output is about 2.7 million to 2.8 million bpd. Iraq’s oil exports in …

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Many Sensors Gathered Realtime Data on Whole body and muscle movement to Guide Improved Athletic Training and Performance Gains

The researchers brought together state-of-the-art technology to study the movement and force-generation patterns of the athletes during their block starts on the track, and various weight-training exercises. These included a high-speed motion capture system to precisely record whole body movements, electromyograph (EMG) sensors to measure real-time neuromuscular activity, in-shoe sensors that pinpoint pressures on the …

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Fukushima worst case scenario from an ex-Sandia Engineer – Other experts disagree about worst case from this point

Dr Michael Allen describes how a Fukushima worst case scenario could develop. He is an ex-Sandia Engineer. Other experts disagree about worst case from this point. Also, these scenarios are avoided with fresh water in the reactors and on the spent fuel ponds. Dr. Michael Allen, vice provost for research and dean of graduate studies …

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Saudis Send 1000 soldiers and UAE sends 500 into Bahrain, Bahraini opposition calls intervention a declaration of war

Saudi military forces in tanks and armored personnel carriers crossed the 16-mile causeway into the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain to defend the Sunni monarchy against a Shiite revolt, raising the specter of sectarian clashes and heightened conflict with Iran. Saudi Arabia said 1,000 of its soldiers took part and the United Arab Emirates said …

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Directed Self Assembly, nanoimprint and memristor nanowires for sub-10 nanometer nodes

Eetimes – Directed Self Assembly is gathering momentum to be used in major ways for advanced lithography The technology is moving from the lab to a more serious phase of commercial development. In the event that EUV cannot be made commercially viable, there are several other possibilities for future chip scaling, including DSA. But some …

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