Progress to Nuclear Fusion with Pulsed Power Improvement at Sandia

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Physicist Dr. Franklin Felber has taken a big step towards meeting two of the greatest technological challenges of pulsed power for fusion – current amplification and pulse compression. A wire-array flux-compression cartridge installed on Sandia’s Saturn pulsed power generator doubled the current into a 3-nH load …

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Continuing Climategate Coverage

Clive Crook at the Atlantic reviews the continuing Climategate coverage. The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising even to me. The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering. One theme, in addition to those already mentioned about the suppression of dissent, …

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Huge Supplies of Natural Gas Now and in 2020s Underground Gasified Coal Will Ramp Up Too and Displace Oil and Lower Prices

From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist: The long-term ratio between the real price of oil and the real price of natural gas has constantly varied between 1 and 2 with the long-term average hovering at 1.6. Since January, however, that ratio has jumped to more than 4 to 1, which is unprecedented and has …

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Robert Freitas Wins the 2009 Feynman Prize for Theory

The winner of the 2009 Feynman Prize for Theory is Robert A. Freitas Jr. (IMM), in recognition of his pioneering theoretical work in mechanosynthesis in which he proposed specific molecular tools and analyzed them using ab initio quantum chemistry to validate their ability to build complex molecular structures. This Prize also recognizes his previous work …

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Fixing Mitochondria to Improve Invitro Fertilization (IVF) and Fix some Disease and Cheap IVF in Africa

1. The BBC reports that faulty mitochondria were successfully replaced in the eggs of monkeys and the eggs were fertilized and developed into healthy monkeys. Faulty mitochondria effects about 15,000 babies every year and prevents some tens of thousands of women from having children. The US work, featured in the journal Nature, raises hopes of …

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