Robust Computational Model for New State of Matter – Strange Metals

Using cutting-edge computational techniques, researchers from the Flatiron Institute in New York City and Cornell University have solved the first robust theoretical model of strange metals. The work reveals that strange metals are a new state of matter. Strange metals share remarkable properties with black holes, opening exciting new directions for theoretical physics. In a …

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New State of Matter

Physicists at Northeastern have discovered a new way to manipulate electric charge and they have accidentally discovered a new state of matter. And the changes to the future of our technology could be monumental. “When such phenomena are discovered, imagination is the limit,” says Swastik Kar, an associate professor of physics. “It could change the …

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The 4 Plowshare Conferences And The Lost Nuclear Future of The Silver Age, 1958-68

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander When I was a young boy, reading comics, I ran across the DC Comics universe and the concept of the various ‘ages’ of Superman– The Golden Age of the 30s and 40s, and the Silver Age of the 50s and 60s. http://www.superman-through-the-ages.com/a/History/VersionIII.php  Summarized very briefly, the publisher rewrote the …

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The Other 50 year anniversary Doctor Who

Friday was the 50 year anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. Saturday was the 50 year anniversary of Doctor Who. the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who – titled The Day of the Doctor was shown last night. The article through this link has spoilers. This is an episode which is steeped in Doctor …

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Physicists have designed the building blocks of quantum computer that works using sound

Arxiv – On-chip quantum phonodynamics (6 pages) ABSTRACT – Sound can be just as quantum as light. But our toolbox for single quanta of sound, i.e. phonons, is currently insufficient. Here we describe a new component that enables a chip-based, solid-state analogue of cavity-QED utilizing acoustic phonons instead of photons, phonitons instead of polaritons. We …

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Henry Markram wants €1 billion to model the entire human brain

Nature – Officially, the Swiss Academy of Sciences meeting in Bern on 20 January was an overview of large-scale computer modelling in neuroscience. Unofficially, it was neuroscientists’ first real chance to get answers about Markram’s controversial proposal for the Human Brain Project (HBP) — an effort to build a supercomputer simulation that integrates everything known …

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New microtweezers may build tiny ‘MEMS’ structures

Purdue University – Researchers have created new “microtweezers” capable of manipulating objects to build tiny structures, print coatings to make advanced sensors, and grab and position live stem cell spheres for research. The microtweezers might be used to assemble structures in microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, which contain tiny moving parts. MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes currently …

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Cameco Large Cigar Lake Uranium Mine Could Start Development April 2010 and other Uranium News

Cameco says Cigar Lake uranium project ready for development as early as April, 2010 Cameco has already pumped most of the water out of the northern Saskatchewan mine, which has been flooded for three years. Goheen said refurbishment of shaft one, the main shaft, is three-quarters complete and the water level is down to the …

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Singapore Has Ultra High 5 nanometer Resolution Electron Beam

Ultra-high-density data storage is now a step closer thanks to an advance in device fabrication achieved by Bao-Yu Zong and co-workers from the Data Storage Institute of A*STAR in Singapore. Devices for data-storage applications are created by depositing a ‘resist’ material onto a substrate, which is etched into a pattern using an electron beam and …

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Westinghouse AP1000 Nuclear power plant module factories in the USA and around the world

China has recently completed a factory to build modules for AP1000 nuclear reactors. The 71000 square meter factory was completed in 11 months and can build the parts for two AP1000 reactors each year. China is wanting 100 Westinghouse AP1000 reactors to be built or being built by 2020. Now a similar factory will be …

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Sun Micro also working on optical communication on and between chips, could make computers 1000 times faster

The US government has funded Sun Microcomputer research for optical on chip and between chip communication. Recent coverage has NEC working on that as the key technology for 10 petaflop computers in 2010 and IBM as well for faster computers. Sun believes it is high risk research with a 50% chance of success but that …

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