Electric Power Research Institute and Idaho National Lab Energy Strategy Recommendation

A 16 page Strategy for Nuclear Energy Research and Development has been put together by Idaho National Labs and the Electric Power Research Institute. Six goals are defined to achieve this vision:1) Maintain today’s nuclear fleet of light water reactors2) Significantly expand the fleet with advanced light water reactors3) Develop non-electric applications for high-temperature reactors4) …

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Carnival of Space Week 63

Angry Astronomer is hosting the Carnival of Space week 63. This site supplied the Carnival with the new capabilities that we have to reduce and reverse the Casimir force which could lead to breakthrough space propulsion and being able to tap Zero Point Energy Babe in the Universe discusses the recent discovery of water on …

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Carnival of Space Week 61

Carnival of Space week 61 is up at Mangsbatpage This site contributed the article on hypersonic technology of the Blackswift and other hypersonic programs Centauri Dreams look at the NanoSail-D: Solar Sail Deployment Plan Colony worlds look at solar steam to power martian cities 21st century waves looks at 10 reasons why China is good …

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Iraqis: 43% say Iraq is going well while 17% of americans say USA on right track

An Ipsos poll indicates that 17% of Americans feel that the United States is on the right track An opinion poll in February, found that 43% of Iraqis felt that things were going well in Iraq So more than twice the percentage of Iraqis are polling positively about their country versus the percentage of Americans …

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Achieving a Mundane Technological Transhuman Singularity

Some people have criticized the technological Singularity and Transhumanism because of the upside being things that they do not believe can be achieved.Also, the primary technologies that are often described as enabling the Singularity and Transhumanism are Molecular Nanotechnology and greater than human intelligence general AI. There has been virtually no effort or money spent …

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Exaflop computer studies

$7.4 million in funding has been provided for researchers at Sandia and Oak Ridge National Laboratories to look at issues for exaflop computers They are preparing for the challenges of developing an exascale computer at the new Institute for Advanced Architectures. One such challenge is power consumption. “An exaflop supercomputer might need 100 megawatts of …

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Nanoscale Research Letters will have open access July 2006

Springer and the Nano Research Society have announced a new partnership to publish Nanoscale Research Letters (NRL), which will be the first nanotechnology journal from a major commercial publisher to publish articles with open access. Look for it at springerlink July 2006 Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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