Pig bladder powder and biological scaffold now regenerates leg muscle

A US soldier whose leg muscles were destroyed by a bomb in Afghanistan has been able to start walking again after using a radical therapy that enabled his body to regrow the lost tissue. Marine Corporal Isaias Hernandez lost 70 per cent of his right thigh muscles in the blast, an injury so severe that …

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Google Language Translation Conversation Mode Smartphones

Google on Wednesday began turning Android-powered smartphones into interpreters with experimental software that lets the handsets translate conversations in real time. At the time of this launch it is only Spanish and English. Word Lens was the recent augmented reality translation of visual images An in-the-works version of “Conversation Mode” was made available as the …

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Transonic Supercritical Fuel Injection Could Improve Gasoline Engines by 50-75 Percent

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Transonic Combustion, based in Camarillo, CA, has developed a gasoline fuel injection system that can improve the efficiency of gasoline engines by 50 to 75 percent, beating the fuel economy of hybrid vehicles. A test vehicle the size and weight of a Toyota Prius (but without hybrid …

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China and Taiwan

Angus Maddison provides an update view of China’s Economic Future in the “Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run” tome written for the OECD. Angus Maddison now predicts: China should overtake the United States as the world’s biggest economy before 2015 [PPP] and by 2030 account for about a quarter of world GDP. [This is …

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US Dept of Energy analysis of central power costs

Click on the picture to get a larger view. New Nuclear Plant OrdersA new nuclear technology competes with other fossil-fired and renewable technologies as new generating capacity is needed to meet increasing demand, or replace retiring capacity, throughout the forecast period. The cost assumptions for new nuclear units are based on an analysis of recent …

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New implantable device can extract stem cells from the bloodstream

Cell Traffix, using a microtube device coated with the protein P-selectin, has isolated and collected adult stem cells residing in human bone marrow to eight times greater purity than can be obtained through traditional centrifugation. The device, a length of plastic tubing coated with proteins, could lead to better bone-marrow transplants and stem-cell therapies, and …

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Nanodynamics will be first US company to IPO on the Dubai Stock Exchange

Nanodynamics is IPO on the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) The intent of this offering is to place 9,100,000 shares at a filing price between US$ 10-12.50 raising US$ 100 million. Pricing is expected to take place the week of January 28, 2008 Alan Shalleck of nanoclarity has a lot of useful coverage at nanotech-now. …

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