Canada s Conservative Government Appears Safe But A new Election likely either Fall 2009 or in 2010

Canada’s minority Conservative government looks to have avoided defeat over its budget, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will not be able to relax for too long before talk of an election starts to heat up again. This site covered the attempt by the three opposition parties in Canada to bring down the current Conservative government with …

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Scientists Unlock Possible Aging Secret in Genetically Altered Fruit Fly

Researchers established that the mutated Indy gene helped fruit flies live longer. They have now explored what mechanisms lead to the longer life of the fruit fly. (Indy flies’ life span increased from an average life span of about 35 days to 70 days.) The researchers decided the best way to try to understand how …

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Choice of High or Low End Roving Teleconference Robots

$30,000 will buy a high end life-sized video conferencing system on wheels, giving users a feeling of tele-presence. It sports two 5 Mpixels eyes, full voice telephony to speak and hear and a laser pointer as a finger. Users can control the sleek five-foot, 35 pound robot remotely from any web browser using nothing more …

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NXP Semiconductor 150 mbps LTE modem and Clearwires 6Mbps Wimax network

NXP Launches The World’s Fastest Cellular Modem, the PNX6910, which is capable of achieving data transfer rates of 150 Mbits downlink and 50 Mbits uplink, and supports multi-mode LTE/HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM capability. The world’s fastest cellular modem from NXP – Nexperia Cellular System Solution PNX6910 will be available to early access customers in the second quarter of …

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Realtime integrated MEMS, scanning electron microscope nanoprobe assembly system by September 2008

Design of an on-chip microscale nanoassembly system has been published by Jason Gorman of the Intelligent Systems Division at the US government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. They are currently fabricating a somewhat revised micro-scale nanoassembly system that we believe will be capable of manipulating nanoparticles by the end of the summer, 2008. Where …

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Multi-stage fracturing of horizontal wells in the Bakken

Packers Plus Energy Services Inc., Calgary-based company, says its unique technology can deliver precisely-controlled fracs along a horizontal wellbore at an affordable price. “Without our StackFrac system, the Bakken formation in southeastern Saskatchewan would still be uneconomic for the most part,” says Dan Themig, president of the seven-year-old private firm. Producers had already attempted straightforward …

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Implantable biosensors within 5-7 years

By 2014 the Army may issue more than combat gear to deploying soldiers. University of Connecticut researchers are developing an implantable chip that would be injected under soldiers’ skin to help monitor vital health information while they are out in the field. These kinds of devices would help enable real time tracking of biomarkers for …

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superconductors plug ‘terahertz gap’

Ulrich Welp at Argonne National Laboratory and colleagues have discovered a simple way to synchronize the phase of these “intrinsic” Josephson junctions in high-temperature superconductors to emit milliwatts of power at frequencies up to 0.85 THz. Schematic of the terahertz-source, which was fabricated on the top of an atomically layered superconducting crystal. The applied current …

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