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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Intel invests in Europe exascale computing center and Reviewing Big Numbers and Unit Prefixes

Goal is supercomputers with 1 one million trillion (a quintillion) instructions per second [IEEE had an error with a terascale trillion instructions per second] The Exascale Computing Research Center will integrate multi petaFLOPS systems, develop advanced performance optimization techniques, and collaborate with end users to optimize supercomputer performance in areas such as energy, seismology, computational …

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Magnetricity Charge and Current of Monopoles in Spin Ice

Magnetic Wien effect, and the detection of magnetic charge by implanted muons. ‘Magnetricity’ observed and measured for the first time A magnetic charge can behave and interact just like an electric charge in some materials, according to new research led by the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) which could lead to a reassessment of current …

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Elements of Star Wars Recycled in the Recent Battlestar Galactica TV Series

There are some things in this that can be considered spoilers, but the Battlestar TV series has finished its first run and if you have not seen the Star Wars movies then go rent the DVDs. With DVDs you can fast forward through all of the Anakin-Padme/Amidala “relationship”. Note: Star Wars was not original either. …

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Nanophotonic on a Chip Advance

On Arvix there is a possible breakthrough nanophotonic research paper from the University of Southampton: The light-well: A tuneable free-electron light source on a chip. H/T MIT Technology Review The passage of a free-electron beam through a nano-hole in a periodically layered metal/dielectric structure creates a new type of tuneable, nanoscale radiation source – a …

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Carnival of Space 111

21st Century Waves has the 11th Carnival of Space. This site provided the details and status of NanoFET (nanoparticle field extraction) propulsion which can be ten times higher thrust than ion propulsion. Buzz Aldrin’s proposals for the space program are presented. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with …

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Cyclone External Combustion Engines and DARPA Self-Fueling Robots

Cyclone Green Revolution Engine can burn any fuel and use any heat source (even focused sunlight) The Schoell cycle engine is a cross between a Rankine, Diesel and Carnot cycle engine. Rankine cycle is sometimes referred to as a practical Carnot cycle as, when an efficient turbine is used, the TS diagram will begin to …

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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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