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economic impactDirect Observations of atomic interactions could help pave way to room-temperature superconductors

Physicists at MIT have now cooled a gas of potassium atoms to several nanokelvins — just a hair above absolute zero — and trapped the atoms within a two-dimensional sheet of an optical lattice created by crisscrossing lasers. Using a …

carbon captureChina will build four nuclear reactors using the domestic Haulong One reactor designs

China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) plan to build four more indigenous nuclear reactors on the mainland of China. CGN plans to use the Hualong One design for the fifth and sixth reactors at the …

beam pen lithographyNeuromorphic, Digital and Quantum Computation with Memory Circuit Elements

Arxiv – Neuromorphic, Digital and Quantum Computation with Memory Circuit Elements Memory effects are ubiquitous in nature and the class of memory circuit elements – which includes memristors, memcapacitors and meminductors – shows great potential to understand and simulate the …

diamondoid mechanosynthesisA phonon laser in ultra-cold matter

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Europhysics letters – A phonon laser in ultra-cold matter It is shown that the possible excitation of a phonon laser instability in an ultra-cold atomic gas confined in a magneto-optical trap. …

futureCarnival of Space 137

Carnival of Space 137 is up at noisyastronomer This site provide the article on the risk of manmade sun explosions The Bad Astronomer provides the picture of Mars and its frozen CO2 Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyGuangdong Nuclear Power Plans for More Uranium

The Wall Street Journal reports that China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holdings Co., one of the country’s two nuclear-energy firms, said it will need more than 100,000 metric tons of uranium between 2009 and 2020 to feed its growing fleet of …

enabling technologySupramolecular Polymers and Compartmentalized Nanoparticles

A Two million euro grant has been provided to dr. Bert Meijer of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The grant allows Meijer to explore the area of non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems. These supramolecular systems can be seen as …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyArtificial Intelligence, Brain Emulation and Singularity Analysis

Anders Sandberg discusses his view of the summit as a speaker and a participant. Anders provides a view into the follow up discussions that occured at lunch and other breaks. Anders also provides good analysis of the Artificial Intelligence talks …

atomically precise manufacturingDNA is Being Used to Form Sheets of Nanoparticles

20 pages of supplemental information in regards to sheets of nanoparticles being created using DNA by researchers at Cornell University. – A densely-packed DNA ligand layer around the nanoparticles is required to achieve a high degree of order. – a …

atomically precise manufacturingStem cells for Unlimited Blood Supply Could Provide the money for Stem Cell Life Extension

Advanced Cell Technology is the company behind the new stem cell blood breakthrough which could supply unlimited disease free blood. The company is only up 50% to a valuation of 6.7 million. Biotime is a related company Robert Lanza is …