DARPA developing super-motorcycle with two wheel drive and quieter than normal conversation

The SilentHawk is a DARPA funded motorcycle for special forces. What makes the bike so good for special forces is the hybrid electric engine. For normal use, traveling far from sensitive areas, the bike can use diesel, gasoline, or jet fuel, scavenging fuel as need be on missions far from base. When needed, the electric …

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Nanotechnology Against Malaria Parasites

Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This could lead to novel treatment and vaccination strategies in the fight against malaria …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 223

1. From ANS Nuclear Cafe – Unintended Anti-Nuclear Consequences Lurking in the EPA Clean Power Plan” by Remy Devoe A detailed analysis of the U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan indicates that 15 states are incentivized to shut down all their nuclear units and replace them with carbon-intensive natural gas. This would be a most detrimental …

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Goals and Predictions from the SENS 2014 Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference

At the SENS 2014 Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, I spoke with George Church. George feels that reversing aging is an easier goal than slowing aging. There has been proof of reversing aging with the resetting of cells back to a pluripotent stem cell state. Reversing aging is science which is faster to test. Slowing aging can …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 134

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 134 is up at Things worse than Nuclear Atomic Power Review – Argentina’s Atucha Unit 2 to be on line mid-2013. Between February and April 2013 the plant will be tested at normal operating temperature and pressure. Finally, the light water will be removed, the system shall be dried, and …

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What is Microsoft’s worst case scenario for the next five years ?

Here are Microsoft’s third quarter revenue and income. Quarterly Operating income (loss) 2012 2011 (comparing 3rd quarters) Windows & Windows Live Division $ 1,646 $3,270 Server and Tools 1,748 1,565 Online Services Division (364) (514) Microsoft Business Division 3,646 3,717 Entertainment and Devices Division 19 340 Corporate-level activity (1,387) (1,175) Consolidated $ 5,308 $7,203 Revenue …

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Update on DARPA Tip based nanofabrication and nanoscale metamaterials

DARPA 2013 budget justification is out and it updates progress on DARPA projects. The two projects below were covered last year. $4.6 million in funding for the Tip-based nanofabrication project was cancelled for 2012. However, it appears that the 2012 goals were achieved in 2011. 1. Tip-Based Nanofabrication (TBN) Funding of $11.618 million for 2011, …

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New ‘self-calibrating MEMS’ bringing accuracy to nanotech

Researchers have demonstrated tiny machines that could make possible super-accurate sensors and motors, with far-reaching applications from computer storage to altimeters, detecting petroleum deposits to measuring DNA-binding forces. The machines are called self-calibratable micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS. Although MEMS are in commercial use, the new device is the first of its kind capable of self-calibration, …

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Solid State Energy Catalyzer Speculation from PESN

PESN – a new model of E-Cat (Rossi Energy Catalyzer) has been developed. It is a model that can remain stable at very high temperatures without the need for coolant. In fact, it could be considered a solid state E-Cat. This is not the official name of the new model, but it seems an appropriate …

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Unintended Consequences Author Debates Jon Stewart

The debate is highly informative in regards to points of view of how the world works, economics, the banks, housing, mortgages, innovation, and regulation. Edward Conard, of Bain Capital, talks about innovation and risk in his book, “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong.” Edward Conard Bio Ed Conard was …

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