Bohai Economic Rim – future super city with 3% of the Worlds Population

The three major economic mega-urban zones are the pearl river delta in the south (merging into one 42 million person city) and Yangtze River delta around Shanghai and the Bohai economic rim The area around Beijing and Tianjin, two of China’s most important cities, is being ringed with a network of high-speed railways that will …

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Nanorattle drug delivery

ACS Nano – n Vivo Delivery of Silica Nanorattle Encapsulated Docetaxel for Liver Cancer Therapy with Low Toxicity and High Efficacy Mesoporous silica nanomaterial is one of the most promising candidates as drug carrier for cancer therapy. Herein, in vitro and in vivo study of silica nanorattle (SN) with mesoporous and rattle-type structure as a …

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Barrier to RNA Nanotechnology overcome with stable RNA nanoparticle

ACS Nano – Fabrication of Stable and RNase-Resistant RNA Nanoparticles Active in Gearing the Nanomotors for Viral DNA Packaging The chemical instability of RNA and its tendency to breakdown in the presence of enzymes have slowed progress in the field. Researchers have developed a highly stable RNA nanoparticle. They tested its ability to power the …

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Discussion of the Rossi and Focardi demonstration at the New Energy Times Blog

The New Energy Times has been covering low energy nuclear reactions (LENR – what was called cold fusion) from the beginning. There is an article which discuses the Rossi 10 KW demonstration. * The original nickel-hydrogen LENR research was developed by Francesco Piantelli, of Siena, Italy. Piantelli was not involved in the recent Rossi demonstration …

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China brain project is scheduled to complete this year

The China Brain Project: An Evolutionary Engineering Approach to Building China’s First Artificial Brain Consisting of 10,000s of Evolved Neural Net Minsky-Like Agents There is a video below from 2008. The China brain project is a 4 year research project (2008-2011) to build China’s first artificial brain. It takes an “evolutionary engineering” approach, by evolving …

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OLED displays will have a breakthrough year in 2011

2011 should be the decisive market and production breakthrough for OLED technology in displays and lighting. By mid-2011 Erich Strasser expects global OLED production to have multiplied tenfold and promises numerous new, exciting products in the future. Strasser is very biased as he runs the site OLED-display.net. What to expect : * windows with transparent …

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Cigar Lake Uranium Mine update for third quarter 2010

Cameco provided an update on Cigar Lake Uranium Mine for the third quarter of 2010 Cameco continues to target initial production in mid-2013 and ramping the production up to 5000 tons per year. Cameco plans include: * continuing to restore the underground mine systems, infrastructure and underground development areas so we can resume construction * …

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Nuclear fusion rockets and commuter airplanes for the masses

Nuclear fusion rockets and spaceplanes would enable 1. Lower cost travel into space 2. Easy around the solar system in dramatically reduced trip times Mature fusion plasmoid space propulsion could enable speeds of up to 3% of lightspeed. Nuclear fusion / MHD spaceplanes could be developed by 2025 which would enable frequent single stage flights …

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Taiwanese skyscraper with blimps and wind power to start construction in 2012

Gixmag – Dorin Stefan’s ‘Floating Observatories’ tower; construction begins in 2012 in Taechung, Taiwan Dorin Stefans website Floating Observatories” is Stefan Dorin’s (from Romania) winning entry in the recent Taiwan Tower Conceptual International Competition – and in return for his US$130,000 first prize, now he has to actually build the thing. The new tower, standing …

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Quantum-dot-induced transparency in a nanoscale plasmonic resonator

Optics Express – Quantum-dot-induced transparency in a nanoscale plasmonic resonator (13 pages) We investigate the near-field optical coupling between a single semiconductor nanocrystal (quantum dot) and a nanometer-scale plasmonic metal resonator using rigorous electrodynamic simulations. Our calculations show that the quantum dot produces a dip in both the extinction and scattering spectra of the surface-plasmon …

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