Nanostructured material control would enable memory 100 times faster than hard drives

Magnetic memory 100 times faster than current hard drives proven in the lab and needs better nanostructured material control for commercialization Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and …

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Engines could be made 15-20% more efficient

New combustion engines in cars and other vehicles could be made 15-20% more efficient In today’s internal combustion engines, the pistons turn a crankshaft, which is linked to a camshaft that opens and closes the valves, directing the flow of air and exhaust into and out of the cylinders. The new method would eliminate the …

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Foresight’s Technology roadmap for productive nanosystems to be revealed Oct 9, 2007 Arlington

The Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems has examined what can be developed in labs today and then mapped out a step-by-step plan for the pathways of development that must take place to achieve productive nanosystems. This has been a long anticipated event by those (like myself) who follow molecular nanotechnology. Here is the Technology Roadmap …

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Claytronics : programmable grit, steps toward utility fog

Intel is working on Claytronics an emerging field of engineering concerning reconfigurable microscale robots The researchers propose to make moving, physical, three-dimensional replicas of people or objects, so lifelike that human senses would accept them as real. When you finished using a replica for one purpose, you could transform it into another useful shape. A …

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Gene Therapy status

Gene therapy has made it through to the commercial mainstream. according to figures published by the Journal of Gene Medicine in January 2007, there are 1,260 gene therapy clinical trials in progress. Of these, 27 have reached Phase III and 13 Phase II/III, showing that a number of products are edging close to market. The …

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Top 30 cities

The top 30 cities have 16% of the GDP by PPP of the world. 9780 billion out of 61000 billion in 2005. They had 4% of the population. 261 million out of 6.5 billion. Price Waterhouse Coopers had a study of cities from 2005 to 2020 A 40 page pdf has some of the information …

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Nanotech to help the poor?

How will NNI style nanotech or later nanotech be used to help the poor ? “Nanotechnology has the potential to generate enormous health benefits for the more than five billion people living in the developing world,” according to Dr. Peter A. Singer, senior scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health and Professor of Medicine …

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