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3d printing3D Printed multilayer circuit boards using nanomaterial inks

Nano Dimension (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM) is focused on the research and development of advanced 3D printed electronics, including a 3D printer for multilayer printed circuit boards, and the development of nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks, which are complementary products for …

antimatterSuperconducting sensor could detect submarines by the magnetic disturbance of their wake

The Debye effect could be used hunt submarines using the magnetic signatures of their wakes. Seawater is salty, full of ions of sodium and chlorine. Because those ions have different masses, any nudge—such as a passing submarine—moves some farther than …

blacklight powerFacebook page for Nextbigfuture has over ten thousand likes

The Facebook page for nextbigfuture has over ten thousand likes. Thanks to the readers of Nextbigfuture.com Nextbigfuture has over 87 million page views according to blogger.com and 292 million views on Google+.

artificial intelligenceGE has a prototype 10 Megawatt supercritical CO2 turbine that is ten times smaller than the equivalent steam turbine

GE sees its new supercritical carbon dioxide turbine as a strong rival to batteries for storing power from the grid. GE Global Research is testing a desk-size turbine that could power a small town of about 10,000 homes. The unit …

commercializationChina stockpiling Genetically Modified Crops in event of a Future Agricultural crisis

378 Chinese groups employing thousands of scientists are engaged in Genetically Modified Crop research. The government will have spent some $4 billion on GMOs by 2020. Researchers are using the latest modification technologies and drawing from high-throughput genomic analysis of …

adiabatic quantum computerBoth China and the US have income inequality at levels where there is high risk of potential social unrest

China and the United States have nearly the same income inequality according to the measurement of the GINI coefficient. The Gini coefficient (also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent …

AGIDARPA funds improved bullet proof robotic mule as baby steps to the Star Wars imperial walker continue

Robotics experts at unmanned vehicles expert Boston Dynamics will develop an enhanced version of the company’s Legged Squad Support System (LS3) robot under terms of a $10 million contract awarded by DARPA. Boston Dynamics is developing the four-legged LS3 to …

AGIMagnetic power inverter: AC voltage generation from DC magnetic fields

Researchers have developed a method that allows power conversion from DC magnetic fields to AC electric voltages using domain wall (DW) motion in ferromagnetic nanowires. The device concept relies on spinmotive force, voltage generation due to magnetization dynamics. Sinusoidal modulation …

interviewsJapan may restart more nuclear reactors in the summer of 2013 and India approves six nuclear reactors

1. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) revealed on Friday that it may give the approval to restart some of the country’s idled reactors as early as next summer, only after they pass safety inspections beginning in the spring. While only …

biotechnologyHybrid printing of mechanically and biologically improved constructs for cartilage tissue engineering applications

A new tissue printer can print cartilage. Bioprinting is an emerging technique used to fabricate viable, 3D tissue constructs through the precise deposition of cells and hydrogels in a layer-by-layer fashion. Despite the ability to mimic the native properties of …