Israel. Iran, United States and Global Nuclear Poker

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Haaretz – discusses the situation with Israel, Iran and United States in regards to Iran’s nuclear bomb ambitions Netanyahu is playing poker and hiding his most important card: the Israel Defense Forces’ true capabilities to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations. If he attacks, he is risking a war …

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Canada on a Roll – Better at Hockey, Universal Healthcare, Safer and More Stable Banks

Sidney Crosby helped save Canada from a nervous breakdown with the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the United States in Olympic Hockey Healthcare Nextbigfuture has looked at comparisons of Canada and the United States healthcare systems before * Canadians spend about 55% of what Americans spend on health care and have longer life …

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Japan Monju Breeder Reactor May Restart in March, DOE Likes Travelling Wave Reactor, And Uranium News

1. The operator of the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, asked the prefectural government Tuesday to start talks on restarting possibly by the end of March the prototype reactor. The Monju prototype fast reactor (FBR) in Japan has completed a government-mandated procedure to ensure the reactor is safe to restart following a sodium …

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Pico Computing FPGA up to 4620 Times Faster Hardware Acceleration

Pico Computing has achieved the highest-known benchmark speeds for 56-bit DES decryption, with reported throughput of over 280 billion keys per second achieved using a single, hardware-accelerated server Current-generation CPU cores can process approximately 16 million DES key operations per second. A GPU card such as the GTX-295 can be programmed to process approximately 250 …

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Cameras of the future: heart researchers create revolutionary photographic technique

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the British Heart Foundation at the University of Oxford have developed a revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video – a new technology that is attractive for science, industry and consumer sectors alike. By combining off-the-shelf technologies found in …

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nano graphene platelets supercapacitors get patent

Angstron Materials gets a patent for their nano-graphene supercapacitors Angstron’s NGPs (nano graphene platelets) offer a cost effective, high performance alternative to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers. The first company to isolate and successfully produce large quantities of single-layer and multi-layer graphene sheets, Angstron’s nano graphene solutions eliminate the viscosity and dispersion problems associated with processing …

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Optical Resolution with 17 nanometer resolution

The upper panel shows the topographical measurement of a diindenoperylene film. Lighter shades stand for higher areas, darker ones for lower areas. In the lower panel the topographical and the optical measurements are superimposed – the latter one in the red and yellow colour range; the brighter the colour, the higher the luminescence intensity. (Image: …

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A New Direction in AI Research

Monica Anderson of Syntience Why are so many things that are so easy for humans so difficult for computers ? Computers use models Science use models people don’t So AGI should not Split things into reasoning and understanding Reasoning -conscious, logic based deliberation Understanding – subconscious intuition Conscious reasoning has been overemphasized. People receive 10 …

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Idaho National Labs is Using Plasma to Mass Produce Nanoparticles and better Armor and Trying to Use Plasma to More Efficiently Make Gas and Diesel

Mike Wall wrote on research at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to harness plasma, the fourth state of matter. Peter Kong, technical lead for plasma processing at INL, has built a career of putting plasma to work. He’s using it to mass-produce nanoparticles, a project that in August received $1 million in federal stimulus funding. He’s …

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