DARPA Making Blimp that has Extremely Large Antennas for Sensors as Part of Its Structure

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software DARPA Integrated Sensor is Structure (ISIS) project is trying to make a blimp which has massive sensors as part of the blimp structure A demonstration unit should be flying around 2012-2014. ISIS will provide “unsurpassed situational awareness with a surveillance range of 187 miles for individuals on …

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Innovative Silicon Announces Z-Ram Breakthroughs, ZRAM Could Displace DRAM

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Innovative Silicon, Inc. (ISi), developer of the Z-RAM zero-capacitor, floating body (FB) memory technology, today announced two major breakthroughs to its Z-RAM technology. Many technologies have sought to displace DRAM as the industry’s low-cost RAM solution, yet they have failed because they cannot credibly replace DRAM. Some …

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Personalized Medicine Institute Targets a Revolution in Cancer Treatment by 2015

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software We are going to revolutionise the treatment of cancer during the next five years, says Professor Jonathan K.C. Knowles. Professor Jonathan K.C. Knowles from the Insitute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is a global opinion leader in personalized medicine. So what will happen in personalized medicine during …

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Polymer Tin Sulfur Lithium Ion Battery With Five times Better Energy Density than Commercial Lithium Ion Batteries

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Journal Angewandte Chemie – A High-Performance Polymer Tin Sulfur Lithium Ion Battery A tin-sulfur lithium ion battery has an energy density value of the order of 1000 W h kg-1, which is five times higher than those of conventional batteries that containing intercalated materials (see picture). Replacement …

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DNA Nucleosides in a Tunneling Gap and Carbon Nanotube Nanopore DNA Reading Could Speed DNA Sequencing 1000 Times

Tunneling measurements with functionalized electrodes. (A) A gold probe and a gold substrate are functionalized with a monolayer of 4-mercaptobenzoic acid, and the size of the gap between two electrodes maintained under servo control at a value such that the two monolayers do not interact with one another, resulting in a tunnel current signal that …

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Marc Raibert of Boston Dynamics Interview – BigDog Robot Makers – By Sander Olson

Here is the Marc Raibert interview, attached. Dr. Raibert is a former MIT Professor who founded the Boston Dynamics corporation. Dr. Raibert and his colleagues have succeeded in developing hopping, self-balancing robots that can run and traverse terrain like animals. Boston Dynamics has recently unveiled a series of sophisticated mobile robots, including Big Dog: http://www.youtube.com/bostondynamics …

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Mahru-Z – South Korean Made Robot Maid (Picture and Videos)

The 1.3-meter domestic robot, Mahru-Z, is the most advanced maid robot in terms of autonomy and mimicking human movement, according to its KIST creators Korea Times reports – Korean scientists have created a domestic robot that cleans up, dumps clothes in the washing machine and even heats food in the microwave. The 1.3-meter, 55-kilogram “Mahru-Z,” …

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Mach Lorentz Thruster Version of Mach Effect Propulsion Will Need Alternating Layers of Dielectric

Paul March updates the Mach Effect Propulsion Work indicating some new challenges have been discovered and reviews the use of the effect for communication. When trying to optimize an M-E device, there are so many conflicting design parameters to contend with that that one cannot make general assumptions and be sure of the results. I …

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Attaining High Velocities for Impact Ignition by Winterberg

Attainability of high velocities for impact ignition (page pdf) by Winterberg To reach the flyer plate velocities in excess of 1000km/sec required for impact ignition, it is proposed to combine the ablation acceleration of a dense hydrogen jet by its isentropic compression in a convergent Prandtl-Meyer flow, magnetically insulated by the Nernst effect against the …

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Large Scale Production of genetically Modified Rice in China starting 2011

China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in approved August, 2009 to two strains of (genetically modified) GM rice and one of GM maize for small-scale field trials — the first time that China has granted safety certificates to staple food crops. A document published on the website of the MoA’s Biosafety Management Office in October said …

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