HP Vision of a Trillion Sensors Around the World

SENSITIVE AND CHEAP: To achieve a thousandfold sensitivity gain, HP’s new MEMS inertial sensor design uses a much larger proof mass than what’s inside traditional MEMS designs. The proof mass [light blue] is a piece of silicon suspended on a spring inside the device. MEMS accelerometers use a variable capacitor to measure motion. A capacitance …

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Expect A Lot of Innovation at CES 2010

EWeek reports that Intel will launch a 32nm chip Intel is prepping for the official release of its 32-nm “Westmere” Core processors for desktops and laptops Jan. 7 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Intel is readying the release of almost 20 32-nanometer Westmere processors for both desktops and laptops. Intel reportedly will …

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Large Scale Production of genetically Modified Rice in China starting 2011

China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in approved August, 2009 to two strains of (genetically modified) GM rice and one of GM maize for small-scale field trials — the first time that China has granted safety certificates to staple food crops. A document published on the website of the MoA’s Biosafety Management Office in October said …

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Carnival of Space 135 -Proposed Titan Mare Explorer (TiME) mission details

Carnival of Space 135 is up at Steve’s Astrocorner This site provided articles on the possible discovery of dark matter particles and an overview of electron cyclotron resonance thrusters Planetaria covers the proposed Titan Mare Explorer (TiME) mission. It has an estimated launch in January 2015 and landing in June 2022. The lander would float …

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Self Assembled 20 Nanometer Transistors Using DiBlock CoPolymer Lithography

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and researchers from Stanford University and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) today announced they have developed the industry’s first top-gated field effect transistor (FETs) and CMOS inverters featuring 20 nanometer (nm) contact holes using diblock copolymer lithography. In recent years, researchers …

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Peer Review Confirmation of Some of Joe Ecks Superconducting Experiements and Superconducting MgB2 Wire

The groundbreaking superconducting work of Joe Eck is getting more confirmation in peer reviewed journals. Joe Eck has released several experimental results where YCBO superconductors achieved indications of critical temperatures at 175K and another superconducting material with Messner transition indications at 254K The peer reviewed articles cover the earlier work on UltraYCBO which got YCBO …

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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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Lysosome AntiAging Science in NY Times, Lysosome Science Already One of the Seven Key Areas in SENS

Self-Destructive Behavior in Cells May Hold Key to a Longer Life is an article in the New York Times covering Lysosome science. the Lysosens project was one of the first funded projects of SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) The NY Times is validating what SENS is doing. Donate to support SENS and accelerate the …

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Winterbergs Advanced Deuterium Fusion Rocket Propulsion For Manned Deep Space Missions

Winterberg’s design to obtain a high thrust with a high specific impulse, uses propulsion by deuterium micro-bombs, and it is shown that the ignition of deuterium micro-bombs is possible by intense GeV proton beams, generated in space by using the entire spacecraft as a magnetically insulated billion volt capacitor. The design could have exhaust that …

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Magnetic Silicon Fullerene and London Nanospintronic Projects

1. Magnetic Silicon Fullerene A magnetic metal-encapsulating silicon fullerene, Eu@Si20, has been predicted by density functional theory to be by far the most stable fullerene-like silicon structure. The Eu@Si20 structure is a regular dodecahedron with Ih symmetry in which the europium atom occupies the center site. The calculated results show that the europium 10 atom …

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Slingatron and magnetic launchers

The US army has some small funding for a Slingatron. Initial studies have demonstrated the fundamental feasibility of the Slingatron concept. This program will explore the concept’s bounding limits and seek to develop uses for the technology within those limits. Included in this program will be studies of the key technologies that will allow the …

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