Kazatomprom Uranium Production on Target for 18,222 tons and Japan and UK are Restarting Reactors

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Kazakh national nuclear company KazAtomProm reported a 42% increase in uranium production during the first half of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. Total uranium output for the whole of 2010 is set to reach 18,222 tonnes, a 30% increase from 2009. The …

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Worldwide Offshore Oil in 2010 and Saudi Aramco oil Projects

Rigzone lists offshore drilling projects to watch in 2010 * One of West Africa’s biggest oil finds, the Jubilee field, is expected to start production sometime this year. (1.2 billion barrels of oil) – Jubilee will be developed in several phases due to the large amounts of oil discovered. Phase 1 will tie back 17 …

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SARTRE Project for Autonomous driving Video and Survey of Attitudes to Road Safety Technology

Project on Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe (SARTRE) New technologies to enhance road safety Surveyed atttitudes to three different types of road safety systems. These were those that:• Helped the driver (aid systems),• Imposed certain behaviour (alert and intervention systems),• Could be used by the police to enforce the law (regulatory systems …

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Magnifye Makes Powerful 17 Tesla Superconducting Magnets That Take up 2 Million times Less Space and Are Cheaper to Charge

Magnifye, a Cambridge University spin-out, would increase the power density of magnets used to produce energy in electric motors. The magnets, which are 10 times stronger than conventional magnets, are so powerful that a 1 inch sample could potentially support the weight of a seven-ton truck. (H/T Talkpolywell) * Stronger magnets that are 7-17 tesla …

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Ripsaw Robotic Tank

Built by twin brothers, Geoff and Mike Howe of Barwick, Maine, the Ripsaw, unmanned ground vehicle, can careen at high speed [over 60 mph] over obstacles that would leave a vehicle’s crew dazed and bruised. It is operated by a driver in another vehicle using a modular crew station that can be unbolted and placed …

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Montreal Canadians Hockey Team or Religion ?

A self published book analyzes the question are the Montreal Canadiens a hockey team or a religion? The author is Olivier Baurer who is a professor of religious studies at the University of Montreal H/T to Physorg In English, the Montreal Canadiens are referred to as the Habs, but in French the legendary hockey team …

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Carnival of Space Week 68

Crowlspace hosts the carnival of space week 68. This site supplies an analysis of the technology that an interstellar capable civilization should have and an alternative to big antimatter rockets with mirror laser array propulsion Centauri Dreams considers the difficulties of interstellar travel. Crowlspace looks at antimatter propulsion. Check out the carnival of space week …

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Stem cell blood supply breakthrough and other stem cell breakthroughs

Human blood have been grown from embryonic stem cells for the first time during research that promises to provide an almost limitless supply suitable for transfusion into any patient. This could lead to trials of the blood within two years, and ultimately to an alternative to donations that would transform medicine. If such blood was …

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Kitegen follow up

According to Kitegen’s preliminary evaluations, it is expected that wind generators of this type may have much lower electric energy production costs than actual wind farms (by a factor up to 10-20) and could generate up to 250 MW/km2, vs. 3 MW/km2 of wind farms. Reddit With a kite area of 50 m2 , simulations …

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