Quantum computing – separating hope from hype

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software ‘Quantum Computing: Separating Hope from Hype’ Saturday 4th September, 10am PST The talk will explain why quantum computers are useful, and also dispel some of the myths about what they can and cannot do. It will address some of the practical ways in which we can …

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ISSCC – Silicon Could Scale to 7.9 nanometers, Graphene Favorite for Post-CMOS and Call to Increase Energy Efficiency 100 Times

EETimes reports from International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) For processors, silicon could scale to the 7.9-nm node, which is slated for 2024. Reasons Graphene is the post-CMOS Favorite by James Meindl, director of the Joseph M. Pettit Microelectronics Research Center : 1. Graphene has a mechanical strength-to-weight ratio exceeding that of any known material. …

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40% of cancers are potentially preventable and Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Combat Cancer

1. International Union Against Cancer – 40% of cancers are potentially preventable. The risk of developing cancer can significantly be reduced through simple measures: * Stop tobacco use and avoid exposure to second-hand smoke * Limit alcohol consumption * Avoid excessive sun exposure * Maintain a healthy weight, through eating healthily and exercising regularly * …

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Update from the Latest Cold Fusion Conference

Scientific summary of International Conferences on Cold Fusion 15 (ICCF15) by David Nagel (11 page pdf) The library of ICCF15 presentations is here Gas Loading * Arata and Zhang (Osaka University) have performed gas loading of Pd nanoparticles in recent years. Their report dealt with the production of energy and helium in two types of …

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Carnival of Space 122 Mainly Reactions to the Discovery of Water on the Moon

Cumbrian Sky hosts the 122nd Carnival of Space Nextbigfuture provided one of the first 3 nextbigfuture articles on water on the moon. Bad Astronomy has an article about water on the moon and what it will mean. The Planetary Society blog has an extensive article on the discovery of water on the moon. Cumbrian sky …

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Tech Roundup: IBMs Predictions; Cheaper, greener cement alternativ; Cold plasma surgery

IBM predicts five innovations will have impact over the next five years: – Energy saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows– You will have a crystal ball for your health, from cheap genome sequencing– You will talk to the Web . . . and the Web will talk back, through the …

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Imaging and laser related roundup: 25 million barcodes per second and lensless cell counting

1. Building on a series of recent breakthroughs in ultrafast analog-to-digital conversion, UCLA engineers have designed a bar code reader that is nearly a thousand times faster than any device currently in use. The new imaging technique, developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, enables the detection of …

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Lorentz Force propulsion Successful test

Since the recent trial [with explosive arcing problems] , Peck and his colleagues at the University of Michigan and State University of New York, Binghamton, have successfully tested (but not yet published) their propulsion system, which could speed satellites along at more than four and a half miles a second. More recent tests of solder-less …

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Monocytes with nanomagnets for enhanced drug and gene therapy delivery

The technique involves inserting nanomagnets into monocytes – a type of white blood cell used to carry gene therapy – and injecting the cells into the bloodstream. The researchers then placed a small magnet over the tumour to create a magnetic field and found that this attracted many more monocytes into the tumour. This new …

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Enhanced Oil Recovery part of getting 17 million more barrels per day of oil in North America

Enhanced oil recovery already supplies 650,000 barrels per day of oil in the USA. It could scale to 2-3 million barrels per day by 2030. CO2-EOR (Enhanced oil Recovery) is already being applied to selected, geologically favorable oil reservoirs with access to affordably priced natural and industrial sources of CO2. Based on the latest (April, …

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