2G HTS Wire for High Magnetic Field Applications

2G HTS Wire for High Magnetic Field Applications (37 pages, May 27, 2011) 10-fold improvement by combination of higher self-field critical current and improved retention of in-field performance through technical innovations. Even at 4.2 K, 15 T, 2G HTS wire is comparable now with Nb3 Sn wire. Opportunity to improve to be 10X better than …

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Smaller and Cheaper particle accelerator prototype could enable 600-megawatts thorium-fueled reactor

EMMA (Electron Model of Many Applications) is the first non- scaling, fixed-field, alternating-gradient (NS-FFAG) particle accelerator prototype of a new generation of nuclear energy solutions that will be significantly smaller and cheaper than its predecessors. UK Daily Mail – The Electron Model of Many Applications – is an object of scientific beauty, a shiny blue-and-red …

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Smartphone improve Cochlear Implants and iPhone iCar app makes iphone into an accident blackbox

1. Many cochlear implant users may soon be able to easily modify the settings on their hearing devices using a smartphone interface, selecting one setting for a bustling restaurant, another for a hushed library. The technology, which centers on creating an interface between mobile devices and FDA-approved cochlear implants manufactured by Cochlear Ltd., replaces the …

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Intel Sandy Bridge Processor Specs

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Anandtech has specifications for different versions of the Sandy Bridge chips Intel unveiled the Sandy Bridge processor at the Intel Developer Forum. It is Intel’s second-generation Core processor and will feature integration of all the critical capabilities for computing, Otellini said, including, CPU, graphics, as well …

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Nuclear power in China, France, India, Russia and Uranium in Canada

1. Business Week reports Cameco Corp., the world’s second- largest uranium producer, crews safely re-entered the main working level of the Cigar Lake mine in Canada’s Saskatchewan province yesterday after the site was fully drained of water. Cigar Lake, which sits atop the world’s richest untapped uranium deposit, flooded in October 2006 and again in …

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U of T researchers create microchip that can detect type and severity of cancer

University of Toronto researchers, Shana Kelley and Ted Sargent, have made a cancer diagnostic breakthrough. Kelley said a five-year time frame would be a “conservative estimate” to get the device on the market. U of T researchers have used nanomaterials to develop an inexpensive microchip sensitive enough to quickly determine the type and severity of …

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Previous Dense Plasma Focus Research

There was work (37 page pdf) done by Jan S. Brzosko, “High Efficiency Plasma Focus: Fusion and Applications” which showed 500 repeated firings of a Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) device (H/T Culled from links at Focusfusion.org which collected this and other relevant research) This is related to the work of Lawrenceville plasma Focus to develop …

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Space elevator Games Delayed at Least 4 Weeks

The helicopter flight was not successful in maintaining constant tension or position for hanging the 1 kilometer long tether for the space elevator games. This resulted in a safety device dropping the line – which means we’ll have to do this yet again, until we get it right, and so the games cannot proceed as …

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Startup Pixel Qi Will Soon Release Low-cost, Color E-paper / LCD Combination

Pixel Qi is a fabless ASIC company that specializes in screens. The screen is just a big ASIC chip – we work closely with the large LCD factories. The trick – we use their standard processes and materials and can produce new screens with radical new performance in about a year. Rather than just a …

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Update on General Fusion : Steam Punk Approach to Nuclear Fusion

General Fusion is a venture capital funded company that is taking an acoustic wave approach to magnetized target fusion (MTF). The approach is to have a sphere surrounded by steam pistons that drive a pressure wave inward to generate fusion compressions twice every second. They have performed some actual proof of concept experiments at 25 …

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