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bootstrapping nanotechnologyAutomation improves tissue engineering

Artificial skin is being produced automatically in a lab in Germany, with the production enabled by tissue engineering. Previously, production was only possible only using expensive manual methods in specialized laboratories. Artificial skin for use in transplants or to verify …

cancerLead Battery Capacitor Hybrid could enable widespread microhybrid cars for 4-10% efficiency boost

CNET – Axion Power International has a developed an advanced lead-acid battery it hopes will attract automakers and grid storage providers. The basic chemistry and components are the same, but the company has an activated carbon negative electrode, a change …

commercializationCarnival of Nuclear Energy 80

1. Idaho Samizdat – Concrete cracks up costs of restart at two reactors. Progress Crystal River and First Energy Davis-Besse have very different problems, but similar concerns about restart. Progress is looking at several years of work while Davis-Besse told …

guided self assemblyThe Largest Emerging Economies in 2015 according to the IMF

The IMF projections for the countries with the largest nominal GDP in 2015 are: Rank Country 2010 2011 2012 2015 Annual % Status * World 61,963 65,417 69,125 81,963 5.8% 1 United States 14,624 15,157 15,824 18,029 4.3% 2 China …

commercializationColor e-readers from Hanvon and Barnes and Noble

China Hanvon Technology is the world’s second-largest e-reader manufacturer and the world’s leading technology supplier of handwriting recognition, optical character recognition and biometrics identification. NY Times reports Hanvon’s first color e-ink product will using a 9.68-inch color touch screen will …

diamondIdaho National Lab Achieves 19% Burn for Nuclear Pebbles

The fuel pellets contain a kernel of enriched uranium surrounded by carbon and carbide layers that act as a containment boundry for the radioactive material. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) scientists have set a new world record of 19% burn with …