Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what’s in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined. Scientists examined part of Mars’ Utopia Planitia region, in the mid-northern latitudes, with the orbiter’s ground-penetrating Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument. Analyses …

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Zebra fish, Salamander and bichir have the same genetic control mechanisms for limb regeneration

In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Benjamin L. King, Ph.D., and Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., identified these common genetic regulators in three regenerative species: the zebrafish, a common aquarium fish originally from India; the axolotl, a salamander native to the lakes of Mexico; and the bichir, a ray-finned …

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Weak early response for restricted second child option in China means an unlimited two child rule will be introduced in a few years

Under the new loosening of China’s One Child policy married couples in which just one parent is an only child can also have a second baby. The previous rules allowed two children for couples in which both parents are only children. The old policy also made exceptions for China’s officially recognized ethnic minorities and rural …

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Europe and China seem unlikely to go along with Sanctions and any financial war would likely claim European Banks as collateral damage

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm and he gives his views on the situation with Russia and the Ukraine. 1) The West’s direct response. Ian Bremmer sees basically no response just like when Russia invaded Georgia. 2) International complications from Russia. Russia can …

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All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

MIT – About 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth’s surface lies in the near-infrared region of the spectrum — energy that conventional silicon-based solar cells are unable to harness. But a new kind of all-carbon solar cell developed by MIT researchers could tap into that unused energy, opening up the possibility of combination …

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Augmented Reality Related Technology

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Augmented Steps This “haptic” floor can mimic the look and feel of sand.Credit: Yon Visell MIT Technology ReviewAugmented reality floor tiling Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada have developed floor tiles that can simulate the look, sound and feel of snow, grass or pebbles underfoot. …

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Advances on Many Fronts to Spinal Cord Injury Repair

1. This image represents “copolymer micelles,” tiny drug-delivery spheres that could be used in a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries. The bottom graphs show data indicating damaged spinal cord tissue recovered its “action potential,” or ability to transmit signals, after treatment with the micelles. (Credit: Purdue University’s Weldon School …

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Not voting Obama-Biden means you are racist, so does not voting McCain-Palin mean that you are sexist and Ageist ?

The Associated Press is reporting that John McCain has chosen little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate on Friday. So if not picking Obama-Biden means you are racist will not picking McCain-Palin mean that you are sexist ? Jacob Weisberg at Slate made the case that the only reason Obama …

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This site has its own domain. staging-nextbigfuture.kinsta.cloud

Advancednano.blogspot.com has its own domain and become staging-nextbigfuture.kinsta.cloud. All of the old links should repoint to the corresponding one in the new site. Let me know if there are any problems in comments to this post. UPDATE: If you have been kind enough to have advancednano in your blogroll, kindly repoint to the new domain …

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Continuing discussion of an $80 billion Wind powered supergrid

The $80 billion european wind powered electrical supergrid would make wind energy more practical I think this project makes sense and a similar power grid build out would be good for North America as well. It would work in combination with nuclear power and anything that is not coal or oil. The average price of …

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Congress pushes for re-examination of Thorium nuclear power

MIT Technology review reports that Senators representing several Western states, including Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, are working on legislation to promote thorium. I am a big supporter of developing Thorium fission reactors and in particular molten salt reactors. I support the upcoming legislation from Orrin Hatch and Harry …

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