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beyond cmosAmerican Physical Society recommends licensing nuclear reactors for 80 year operation for less air pollution and less climate change

The American physical society sees no technical reasons not to extend nuclear reactors to 80 years of operation and recommends doing so in a 28 page report. Renewing Licenses for the Nation’s Nuclear Power Plants Extending operating licenses for reactors …

futureChina says $3.7 trillion is enough – Will Mostly Stop Buying dollars to suppress appreciation of yuan

The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation. “It’s no longer in China’s favor …

DNAMerrill Lynch view of a Transforming World from now to 2033

Merrill Lynch Wealth management has a view of dynamic forces that are sweeping across the globe, reshaping our lives and creating a wave of opportunities. Within 20 years, more than half of the world’s population rises out of poverty—while the …

displaysCarbyne calculated to be 28 to 36% stronger than Graphene and twice as stiff

A new form of carbon, carbyne, is calculated to be twice as stiff as carbon nanotubes or graphene and about significantly stronger than graphene, carbon nanotubes and diamond. Rice University researchers calculate that it takes around 10 nanoNewtons to break …

europeGolden Spike announce Phase A for commercial lunar landing missions

NASASpaceflight.com – Golden Spike formed in 2010, has an impressive board of directors, led by Board Chair Gerry Griffin – a former Director of Johnson Space Center and Apollo Flight Director – and President/CEO Alan Stern, the well-known Planetary scientist, …

diamondGoogle Maps has indoor floor plans of airports and malls available on Android and Desktops

The indoor floor plans that you’ve been using on Google Maps for Android (http://goo.gl/z7G3p) to figure out where you are and what’s around you within many popular indoor locations are now available on Google Maps for your desktop! Accurate and …

brainSamsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Apple IPad Mini

1. Apple plans to unveil the “iPad mini” on Oct. 23 at an invitation-only event. The Apple iPad Mini will feature a 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display and a Lightning connector. It will also probably be thinner. 2. Today Samsung globally launched …

microscopesBeing Right on Dwave and having correct coverage on Quantum Computers

I usually do not repeat and resummarize the key parts of 80 articles related to Dwave Systems for each new article. I covered that Dwave got more funding to cover the next two years, so they should reach profitably and …

lasersPhysicists have designed the building blocks of quantum computer that works using sound

Arxiv – On-chip quantum phonodynamics (6 pages) ABSTRACT – Sound can be just as quantum as light. But our toolbox for single quanta of sound, i.e. phonons, is currently insufficient. Here we describe a new component that enables a chip-based, …

chinaSolve for X – Ten times more efficient nutrition production

Solve for X is a place to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Solve for X was set up by Google. Radical in the sense that the solutions could help billions of people. Radical in the …