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DNACarnival of Space 387

The Carnival of Space 387 is up at Everyday spacer Paul Scott Anderson | The Meridiani Journal – Kepler finds ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet in first discovery of new mission The Kepler space telescope has found its first new exoplanet, a “super-Earth,” …

DNAGoogle plans quantum computer with longer coherence times

IEEE Spectrum has more information about Google’s quantum computer hardware plans. The Martinis group had previously built quantum computing systems of up to nine qubits based on superconducting quantum circuits—the same type of general hardware design used by D-Wave’s machines. …

DNAQuebec Liberals win majority over Parti Québécois as Marois steps down

Philippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberal party sailed to victory, winning a majority government in the provincial election that, five weeks ago, seemed destined to be won by the soveriegntist Parti Québécois. Quebec’s rejection of the PQ extended to Marois herself, who …

DNA origamiFirst Gigahertz Graphene Circuit

A team led by Roman Sordan of the Politecnico di Milano and Eric Pop of the University of Illinois says it has made the first integrated graphene oscillators – with the added bonus that the devices operate at 1.28 GHz. …

commercializationLiquid Metal Made into Wires That Stretch Eight Times Their Original Length

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that can be stretched up to eight times their original length while still functioning. The wires can be used for everything from headphones to phone chargers, and hold potential for …

desalinationChina Economic Rebalancing and Goldman’s worst case

1. Barron’s – Goldman Sachs’ Jim O’Neill, the man who will forever be described as the guy who coined the term BRICs, outlines what a Chinese hard landing would look like if nominal economic growth averaged 7% for the remainder …

DNA origamiTen Micron Precise 3D Leap Motion Controller will be the input device for people and robots

Singularity Hub – Forget the Kinect, Leap Motion is cheaper ($70), more precise (down to 0.01 mm), and much smaller (think “pack of gum” proportions). The incredible demo for the Leap Motion (see below) shows how the desktop device can …

DNACarnival of Space 250

The Carnival of Space 250 is up at Vintage Space The public emergence of the 100 Year Starship organization prompts thoughts from Paul Gilster at Centauri Dreams. “Universe Today – With the recent announcement of the asteroid mining company, Planetary …

DNAWatts Barr 2 Reactor Completion Delayed to 2015

1. U.S. government-owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said on Thursday it now sees the new reactor at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear power plant in Tennessee online between September and December 2015 at a higher estimated cost of $4 billion …