NASA Cassini Spacecraft Finds Two Potential Life Signatures from the moon Titan

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Two potential signatures of life on Saturn’s moon Titan have been found by the Cassini spacecraft But scientists are quick to point out that non-biological chemical reactions could also be behind the observations. Microbes on Titan could eke out an existence by breathing in hydrogen gas …

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Suggestion on dealing with the Deepwater Horizon (Mississippi Canyon 252) Oil Spill Disaster—The Friedlander Oil Chimney

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A guest column by Joseph Friedlander (The illustrations in this article were done with the help of Sketchup and using parts of models from the 3d Warehouse (hat tip!)) Hi, folks. On the principle of Six Degrees of Separation—the concept that any person in the world …

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EEStor gets a Grid Storage Patent and Recapping Gets ARPA-E Funding for high Density Capacitor

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software EEstor received a patent for large scale grid storage. ARPA-E provided one million dollars in funding for Recapping Inc. Pennsylvania University in conjunction with Recapping Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif., will develop a novel energy storage device — a high-energy density capacitor — based on a …

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Matthew Yglesias on China’s Future Growth and Krugman on Singapore and China

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Analysis of technological progress in China and India by Peilei Fan (UN study 2008) Matthew Yglesias at ThinkProgress wrote about China’s economy and indicates that he believes that almost all of China’s gains have come from shifting from low efficiency agriculture to high efficiency industry. Matthew …

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Virgin Galactic Unveils Spaceship Two

Virgin Galactic unveils Spaceshiptwo SpaceShipTwo (SS2) and its mothership, VMS Eve (WhiteKnightTwo) herald a new era in commercial space flight with daily space tourism flights set to commence from Spaceport America in New Mexico after test program and all required US government licensing. SpaceShipTwo uses all the same basic technology, carbon composite construction and design …

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