Amory Lovins wrong before, wrong now and is pushing a plan for American Poverty

Amory Lovins (or a staffer at the Rocky Mountain Institute) has placed a lengthy boiler plate anti-nuclear energy comment which summarizes Amory Lovins argument against nuclear power at Atomic Insights. Claim 1. Nuclear power continues to die of an incurable attack of market forces. Amory Lovins was claiming that nuclear power would die back in …

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RAMCloud proposed but Imminent Commercialization of Memristors will deliver RAMCloud promise

Storing information in DRAM memory instead of hard disks could vastly speed up computing according to Stanford researchers. John Ousterhout’s proposed RAMCloud is based on dynamic random access memory (DRAM). In personal computers, after data is fetched from a disk or flash drive, it is temporarily stored in DRAM, which provides a program with very …

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MIT Work to make e-beam lithography mass-production technique at 9 nanometers

Researchers at MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) present a way to get the resolution of high-speed e-beam lithography down to just nine nanometers. Combined with other emerging technologies, it could point the way toward making e-beam lithography practical as a mass-production technique. The main difference between e-beam lithography and photolithography is the exposure phase. …

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Rare Earth Embargos, Supply Problems and the overall situation and longer term view

Most of the world is dependent on China to supply rare earths as key raw materials used in many of the latest technologies from military hardware to electric cars, but China’s Ministry of Commerce is warning that its massive supply of rare earths could be exhausted in just 15 – 20 years. Although China accounts …

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Waste Heat Recovery for Ships and Cars

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Swiss Researchers are developing thermoelectrics that are integrated into a muffler This would recover 5% of the energy that is wasted by cars now. By integrating it with the muffler it will be more feasible to retrofit existing cars to provide the equivalent of 1 …

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Winterberg concepts for Stablizing Shear Flow for a Dense Z Pinch to Make it Useful for Nuclear Fusion

On shear flow stabilization concepts for the dense z – pinch by Winterberg (17 page pdf) Different ways to achieve the stabilization of a linear z-pinch by a superimposed shear flow are analyzed. They are: 1) Axial shear flow proposed by Arber and Howell with the pinch discharge in its center, and experimentally tested by …

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A Dissolving Wound Dressing to Fight Deadly Infections

Tel Aviv University (TAU) has a dissolving wound dressing to fight deadly infections. Seventy percent of all people with severe burns die from related infections. Now a new wound-dressing technology from Tel Aviv University could cut that figure dramatically. Prof. Meital Zilberman of TAU`s Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed new soluble fibers that can …

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India Working with France on Extracting Uranium from Seawater

Scientists from the Desalination Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) recovered uranium at milligram levels from sea water using electron beam grafted amidoxime. BARC and the Commissariat a’ Energie Atomique (CEA), France, are collaborating to develop three innovative and efficient methods of uranium extraction. The first method uses resin-grafted with calixarene (a synthetic material, indecently …

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Progress Making Large Batches of Graphene Suitable for Computers and Electronics

1. Nanoletters: Transfer-Free Batch Fabrication of Single Layer Graphene Transistors Full integration of graphene into conventional device circuitry would require a reproducible large scale graphene synthesis that is compatible with conventional thin film technology. We report the synthesis of large scale single layer graphene directly onto an evaporated copper film. A novel fabrication method was …

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