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communicationTough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself and could be a replacement for cartilage

A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints. Called a hydrogel, because its main ingredient …

computer architectureChina Prepares the Chang E2 Lunar Probe

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software China’s second lunar probe, the Chang’e-2, will fly much faster than its predecessor and reach lunar orbit within a shorter period of time. China is set to launch the Chang’e-2 lunar …

enabling technologyCarnival of Nuclear Energy 18

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The 18th Carnival of Nuclear energy is up at the ANS Nuclear Cafe Nextbigfuture provided an article about the General Atomic EM2 reactor which was presented at the Blue Ribbon Commission …

lasersAll-optical switching on a silicon chip at telecom wavelengths

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Nanoletters – Ultrafast All-Optical Switching in a Silicon-Nanocrystal-Based Silicon Slot Waveguide at Telecom Wavelengths We demonstrate experimentally all-optical switching on a silicon chip at telecom wavelengths. The switching device comprises a …

enabling technologySummarizing how Better Nuclear Fission and New Nuclear Fusion Can Lower Energy Costs

Eric Drexler wrote an article about why he believes that nuclear fusion will not provide power. Eric is an expert in molecular nanotechnology and has deep knowledge in chemistry, physics and space technology (among other things). He is pointing out …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyGoogle Chrome Frame Plugin Makes IE8 9.6 times Faster for Javascript

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer zips through JavaScript nearly 10 times faster than usual when Google’s new Chrome Frame plug-in is partnered with the browser, benchmark tests show. According to tests run by Computerworld, Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) with the plug-in was …

femtosecond laserStartup Pixel Qi Will Soon Release Low-cost, Color E-paper / LCD Combination

Pixel Qi is a fabless ASIC company that specializes in screens. The screen is just a big ASIC chip – we work closely with the large LCD factories. The trick – we use their standard processes and materials and can …

electronicsInterview with Peter Antoinette, President and CEO of Nanocomp Technologies

This site has been following Nanocomp Technologies which makes sheets of carbon nanotubes. Nanocomp Technologies had 3X6 foot sheets back in early 2008. Then in early 2009, they announced that they had 4X8 foot sheets. So close to double the …

artificial intelligencePennwest Using Horizontal Multi-Stage Frac Drilling Outside of Bakken Oil Formation

A presentation by Penn West, a Senior Canadian Oil Company, on its oil drilling plans. They are making a significant allocation to enhanced oil recovery. Horizontal multi-stage fracturing can be 44% of the cost of conventional oil drilling approaches …

computer memoryIs the current US / World situation more like Mexico’s crisis of 1994-1998 ?

People have mostly been comparing the current crisis to the Japanese financial crisis and decade of economic stagnation. However there have been other foreign financial crisis that may be a closer parallel. All of the foreign financial crisis provide examples …