Using Better Superconductors for MHD Aerobraking for up 85% Reductions in Reentry Heat

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Selenian Boondocks had three articles about MHD Aerobraking and thermal Protection. The benefits should be * reduction of the heat generated for re-entry into earth atmosphere so that there is up to an 85% reduction in heat generated which can enable a low maintenance reusable heat …

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Sensic Super High Def Head Mounted Display

XSight Head Mounted Dispalay The xSight is a professional headmounted display that delivers a previously-unattainable combination of panoramic field of view, high resolution and light weight. It is an ideal choice for a variety of training, simulation and design applications. • 123° Panoramic field of view provides superb situational awareness, active peripheral vision and enhanced …

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Caltech Silicon Wire Arrays Surpass Conventional Light Trapping Limits

This is a schematic diagram of the light-trapping elements used to optimize absorption within a polymer-embedded silicon wire array. [Credit: Caltech/Michael Kelzenberg] Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created a new type of flexible solar cell that …

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Ralph Merkle Molecular Manufacturing Interview by Sander Olson

Ralph Merkle Interview Here is Sander Olson’s Ralph Merkle interview. Dr. Merkle is one of the foremost molecular manufacturing experts on the planet, but his research is currently severely resource constrained. Hopefully this interview will serve to inform people about his research. Question 1: You’ve just returned from the 2010 Foresight conference. How did that …

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Speed Genes in Horses Have been Identified

A speed gene in horses is enabling thoroughbred owners to sort would-be sprinters from plodders from just a teaspoonful of the galloper’s blood. The research, published Jan. 20 in the Public Library of Science Journal PLoS ONE, is the first known characterization of a gene contributing to a specific athletic trait in thoroughbreds, the authors …

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HULC Exoskeleton to Fuel Cell For Over 3 Days of Power

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has selected Protonex Technology Corporation to develop power supply concepts that will enable the HULC robotic exoskeleton to support 72+-hour extended missions. The Lockheed HULC exoskeleton was covered here Previously a jet fuel generator was needed to get this level of endurance. Protonex will evaluate fuel cell-based power solutions that can …

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Sander Olson Blogs Day One of the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting

Sander Olson is attending the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Below is a summary of the first day of the conference, Dec 7. The first day of the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting(IEDM) began with bold prognostications regarding the future of computing and electronics. The IEDM meeting, held in Baltimore, is being …

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Carbon nanotubes Costs, Strength and Building things

When people think about building things with carbon nanotubes or with carbon nanotube enhanced materials they need to know that there is not much production of carbon nanotubes. There is less than 1000 tons/year of carbon nanotubes being produced and most of that is in a form that is like an unsorted powder. The material …

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Blue Brain Videos and Update on Brain Emulation

It took less than two years for the Blue Brain supercomputer to accurately simulate a neocortical column, which is a tiny slice of brain containing approximately 10,000 neurons, with about 30 million synaptic connections between them. The Blue Brain team is now developing a model of a complete rat brain—that should be done in 2010—Markram …

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South Korean company Nesscap Claim Ultracapacitors with 10 times the Power and Lifetime of Batteries

Nesscap Inc., a South Korean-based ultracapacitor manufacturing and power storage solutions company, announced today that it has closed a bridge financing round in the amount of $9 million. Nesscap ultracapacitor information * High energy density (2.7V 5000F Prismatic : 5.8Wh/kg, 7.1Wh/l) Which is not that special. Experimental electric double-layer capacitors from the MIT LEES project …

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