Thin, active invisibility cloak demonstrated for first time with antennas that cancel out radar

Researchers have demonstrated an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects. Professor George Eleftheriades and PhD student Michael Selvanayagam have designed and tested a new approach to cloaking—by surrounding an object with small antennas that collectively radiate an electromagnetic field. The radiated field cancels out any …

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OECD Leading Index Points To Stabilizing Global Economic Growth

A leading indicator of the OECD economy, which is designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, increased 0.07 percent sequentially to 100.7 in September, continuing the upward trend seen in recent months. Year-on-year, the index moved up 0.97 percent. The sub-indicator for Japan points to economic growth above trend, and the …

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Stories of Hunt Brother Billionaire Again and Madonna

These are a couple of off topic stories of wealth. 1. H.L. Hunt was a billionaire Texas oil tycoon who was the inspiration for the character of JR Ewing on the TV show Dallas. Two of his 14 children were William Herbert and Nelson Hunt. They were the billionaire Hunt brothers who tried to corner …

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Golden Spike Commercial Moon Missions Company Video and More Information

Cosmic Log – On December 6, 2012 the Golden Spike Company announced plans for private funded commercial exploration of the moon. A group of space veterans and big-name backers today took the wraps off the Golden Spike Company, a commercial space venture that aims to send paying passengers to the moon and back at an …

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All twenty Canadian Nuclear Reactors are Operating

World Nuclear News – All twenty of Canada’s nuclear power reactors are on line now that Point Lepreau has been reconnected to the grid after refurbishment. The reactor unit in the province of New Brunswick is in the final stages of commissioning after a troubled overhaul. It was grid-synchonised on 23 October, said owner NB …

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Off topic – Used to Know Parodies and some other videos

The Daily Show has a “It Could have been worse video”. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader …

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Round Wire Bi-2212 with critical current of 500 A/mm^2

Bi-2212 is the only cuprate superconductor that can be made in round wire with high critical current density Jc; however, to date, its use in superconducting magnets is restricted because gas bubbles form during heat treatment, causing wire expansion, leakage and superconducting filament dedensification that greatly reduces Jc in coil length wires. This year we …

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MIT researchers could produce stable nanocrystalline metals with exceptional strength and other properties

Most metals — from the steel used to build bridges and skyscrapers to the copper and gold used to form wires in microchips — are made of crystals: orderly arrays of molecules forming a perfectly repeating pattern. In many cases, including the examples above, the material is made of tiny crystals packed closely together, rather …

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