Meta-flex: Your new brand for invisibility clothing

Photograph of a Metaflex membrane placed on a disposable contact lens and illuminated with office light. The inset is an enlargement of the membrane. Flexible smart materials that can manipulate light to shield objects from view have been much-theorised but now researchers in Scotland have made a practical breakthrough that brings the possibility of an …

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Where to find the Future

Mike Treder wrote an article called Are we in the future yet ? He laments failed predictions from the 1980s. Mike Treder does not know where or how to look for the “future”. Mike Treder notes several predictions and here is one – Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a …

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Wired has a new interview with Aubrey de Grey

Wired has a new interview with Aubrey deGrey. Aubrey is the champion for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence. It is focused on anti-aging. Here are what I consider the highlights : * A month or two ago, one of Aubrey’s colleagues, Tony Atala, who runs an enormous group working in tissue engineering at Wake Forest, …

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Has Cyber War with Iran Already Started ? Is Kim Jong Il Already Dead ?

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software July, 2010 saw the discovery of a worm known as Stuxnet, which sought out a particular version of the Siemens’ SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems that control power grids and industrial plants. Stuxnet was capable of taking over SCADA controls in order to deliver …

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Optical chip enables new approach to quantum computing

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software An optical quantum computer could, in less than ten years, be performing calculations that are outside the capabilities of conventional computers. An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has developed a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used …

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Graphene may hold key to speeding up DNA sequencing

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software In a paper published as the cover story of the September 9, 2010 Nature, researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two liquid reservoirs. By drilling …

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Light Slowed 1200 times on a chip holds promise for optical communications

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software small stuff (left) adds up to a 4-inch silicon wafer with 32 atomic spectroscopy cells (right). Nature Photonics A tiny optical device built into a silicon chip has achieved the slowest light propagation on a chip to date, reducing the speed of light by a factor …

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Credit Suisse Study Suggests There is 9.3 Trillion Yuan of Hidden Income in China

China’s households hide as much as 9.3 trillion yuan ($1.4 trillion) of income that is not reported in official figures, with 80 percent accrued by the wealthiest people according to a Credit Suisse Equities Research Study * the money is mostly illegal or quasi-illegal equates to about 30 per cent of China’s gross domestic product …

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Techonomy – Reinventing the Economy – Combination, Complexity and Value

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Reinventing the Economy: Combination, complexity and value Speaker: Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute all of the complexity in the world has arisen from combining simpler things Economist used to have a view that the economy exists stand alone and then inventions and technology are originated (the …

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The Recipe for Longevity

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A complex network of genes, in combination with a low-calorie diet and exercise, appears to be a key factor in a long life expectancy. The researchers have discovered that long life involves a network of some 750 genes. A third of these play an important role, …

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