Universal Flu Vaccine human clinical trials reports success

UK Guardian – Oxford University human clinical trials that began in 2008 have reported successful results for a universal flu vaccine. A universal vaccine would save the time and money now needed to create vaccines to fight whatever particular virus has emerged in any year. The UK government spends almost $2 billion/year in preparing for …

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Guest post by Friedlander – Eighteen Ideas For Liberty—18 Proposed Constitutional Amendments for more rapid economic development

Preamble from Brian Wang- this is a long article and it is on the topic of politics and policy. It does not relate to science and technology, so please skip this article if you do not want to read things that are not science and technology or if a libertarian take on politics and policy …

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Claim of Superconductivity Above 0 Celsius

Superconductors.ORG (Joe Eck) claims the first observation of superconductivity above zero degrees Celsius. In repeated tests a small amount of the compound (Tl4Pb)Ba2MgCu8O13+ produced diamagnetic transitions over 277 Kelvin (see examples at page top) and resistive transitions over 276K (3C, 37F). This is the first time superconductivity has been seen above the freezing point of …

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IEA Oil Market Report

The IEA (International Energy Agency) Oil Market Report for October 13, 2010 • Global oil demand for 2010 and 2011 is revised up by 0.3 mb/d on average to 86.9 mb/d and 88.2 mb/d, respectively, on new data showing much stronger‐than‐expected 3Q10 readings, notably in the OECD, and updated GDP and price assumptions. Yearly growth …

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Carnival of Space 172

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Carnival of Space 172 is up at lightsinthedark. This site submitted Metamaterials could create a sublight version of the Alcubierre warp drive that could emulate up to 25% of light speed Solar wind power satellites could be an easier and nearer term way to generate …

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Intel Sandy Bridge Processor Specs

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Anandtech has specifications for different versions of the Sandy Bridge chips Intel unveiled the Sandy Bridge processor at the Intel Developer Forum. It is Intel’s second-generation Core processor and will feature integration of all the critical capabilities for computing, Otellini said, including, CPU, graphics, as well …

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Update on Focus Fusion Project

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software They are about 2-3 months behind the planned progress in yield Focus fusion provided an update for the dense plasma focus fusion project of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics * Sept 1 all 10 switches were fired together * It is now taking 100 nanoseconds to get to …

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Effects of population aging have been exaggerated

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Dependency ratios. Authors’ calculation. OADR and POADR are based on UN, World Population Prospects: The 2008 revision (WPP). ADDR are based on both UN WPP and European Health Expectancy Monitoring Unit Survey Data (see references in article). The lower age boundary in all denominations is 20. …

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The future with a frugal and broke Superpower

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Thomas Friedman discusses the effect of the world’s only superpower getting weighed down with a lot of debt * “The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era” is the title of a new book by Michael Mandelbaum, the Johns Hopkins University foreign policy expert …

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R-jet Engineering of Israel is developing a more efficient jet engine

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Economist magazine had recent coverage of R-Jet Engineerings orbiting combustion nozzle (OCN) engine. To ease its entry into the market, R-Jet reckons OCN engines could be used first as generators to produce electricity or to power an unmanned drone. With operating experience, the engines could …

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South Korea Making Nuclear Reactors for Turkey and New Comanche Peak Reactors for Texas

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Turkey and South Korea are planning in mid-November to enter into one of the most important phases of the process of building a nuclear power plant in northern Turkey worth nearly $10 billion. (H/T Dan Yurman) Under an intention voiced jointly by Turkey and South Korea …

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