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darpaNvidia launches Tesla K20X and K20

Nvidia has launched its Tesla K20X GPGPUaccelerator card aimed at double-precision floating point scientific workloads. Nvidia had already announced that its Tesla K20 series would be used in what was forecast to be the most powerful high performance computing (HPC) cluster, …

commercializationCarnival of Nuclear Energy 123

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 123 is up at Hiroshima Syndrome ANS Nuclear Cafe reviews the details of what Japan’s nuclear policy currently is. The energy policy announced by Maehar’s boss, Prime Minister Noda, calls for reactors to operate to …

casimir forceLunar Space elevator kickstarter at $107,500 with 2 hours to go

With 2 hours to go the Liftport Lunar space elevator kickstarter is at $107,500 Different Fund Raising Levels in Brief $20,000 – better sensors $30,000 – at least 3 to 5 kilometer $50,000 – new robot and at least 3 …

3dCARMA Online database of 60 thousand power plants with 8 years of emissions data

Scientific American – The Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) tool produced by the Center for Global Development has a database of 60,000 power plants worldwide with emissions data going back to 2004. Seven of the world’s 10 dirtiest power plants …

carbon nanotubesElon Musk, Tesla Electric Cars, Predicts Half of New Cars will be Electric around 2024-2032

EETimes – In the midst of the Tesla Model S rollout at the company’s California manufacturing plant recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a startling prediction: “In 20 years more than half of new cars manufactured will be fully electric,” …

futureOff topic – My 2011 Tiger Woods Prediction almost Fulfilled

In October 2011, I predicted that Tiger Woods would regain his number one golf ranking. Tiger Woods has won his third official PGA tournament of 2012 and is leading the one year Fedex Cup points race. He also won the …

bootstrapping nanotechnologyEconomic Predictions from Roubini, Milken and Zero Hedge

1. Zero Hedge / Credit Suisse – there are two major manufacturing order indices in China (PMI). One is from the National Bureau of Statistics and tracks large companies and the Hong Kong Bank Index which tracks smaller businesses. The …

ASICSPer Capita GDP prediction method with 97% accuracy using economic freedom, average IQ, trading block membership and oil usage

Economic Freedom and average citizenry IQ — plus slight tweaks from trading block membership and oil predicted GDP per capita for every country with a high .97 correlation (r) with actual GDP per capita. This is not scientific but uses …

diamondNew weight loss discovery moves us closer to ‘the Pill’ for obesity by reducing Klotho protein

An important discovery in mice may make a big difference in people’s waistlines thanks to a team of Harvard scientists who found that reducing the function of a transmembrane protein, called Klotho, in obese mice with high blood sugar levels …

carbon nanotubesFull-colour quantum dot displays fabricated by transfer printing

Electroluminescence image of a four-inch full-color quantum dot display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Image credit: Tae-Ho Kim, et al. ©2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Nature Photonics – Full-colour quantum dot displays fabricated by transfer printing Light-emitting diodes …