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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 …

3dDARPA Plans to Arm Drones With Missile-Blasting Lasers

The Pentagon this week edged closer to mounting missile-destroying lasers on unmanned and manned aircraft, awarding $26 million to defense contractors to develop the technology. Northrop Gumman and Lockheed will develop technology for pod-mounted laser weapons to protect manned aircraft …

dip pen lithographyResearchers design proteins from scratch with predictable structures to enable building blocks for nanoscale assembly

Nature – Proteins are an enormous molecular achievement: chains of amino acids that fold spontaneously into a precise conformation, time after time, optimized by evolution for their particular function. Yet given the exponential number of contortions possible for any chain …

guided self assemblyNew designs Enabled by Robotic Cars

Brad Templeton discusses how robot cars will change the design of cars. Big changes that will come about from robocars will come from how they free car designers from the constraints of human-driven cars which are the owner’s sole, or …

lithographyA $1.2bn Living Earth Simulator

Technology Review – Professor Dirk Helbing of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich wants to build a “living earth simulator” to probe the kind of dangerous cascading effects that he believes threaten financial markets, power grids and other complex …

ASICSPer Capita GDP prediction method with 97% accuracy using economic freedom, average IQ, trading block membership and oil usage

Economic Freedom and average citizenry IQ — plus slight tweaks from trading block membership and oil predicted GDP per capita for every country with a high .97 correlation (r) with actual GDP per capita. This is not scientific but uses …

dip pen lithographyRobotic bees

Harvard has a project to develop robotic bees The aim is to push advances in miniature robotics and the design of compact high-energy power sources; spur innovations in ultra-low-power computing and electronic “smart” sensors; and refine coordination algorithms to manage …

diamondNeutrinos Detector Wll Provide Details on Earth’s Interior and Could lead to Better Earthquake and Volcano Predictions

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Princeton University scientists and others in the Borexino Collaboration have detected geoneutrinos at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics. The discovery could explain how …

futureChina – Taiwan Free Trade Deal on Track for Signing This Month

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software On June 13, China and Taiwan successfully wrapped up a fourth round of negotiations in Beijing on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, aimed at lifting tariffs on either side of the …

futureSuperconducting Heat Shield

Flight Global reports that european researchers developing a magnetic heat shield that could augment or replace the traditional ablative materials hope to make a test flight in the next decade. Under development by EADS Astrium, with support from German aerospace …