Elon Musk Estimates End of 2022 For GigaBerlin to Reach 500,000 Cars Per Year

Here are highlights from Elon Musk’s recent panel discussion in Germany. Elon indicated that Gigaberlin could reach a production of 500,000 cars per year around the end of 2022. This would suggest a Gigaberlin production ramp of 60k-100k in 2021, 240k to 330k in 2022 and 500k in 2023. By inference, Giga Texas is only …

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Iraq oil production could be 25-35% higher than 2010 in 2011 and the plans for Rumaila, West Qurna and Zubair oilfields

Extended the US State department graph of iraq oil production and exports with the new numbers and forecasts. Reaching 3 million barrels per day (mbpd) would be 25% higher (590,000 bpd increase) than the 2010 production and 3.26 mbpd (850,000 bpd increase) would be 25% higher than 2010. Iraq’s exports surged to a postwar record …

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Machine Washable electrically conducting nanotube yarns for smart clothing

Nanotechnologists have developed conducting fabrics that can survive a washing machine. Multifunctional applications have been limited by the ability to spin important materials into yarns and make sure they stay there even after washing. They make a yarn peppered with “guest” particles of interest – titanium dioxide to create self-cleaning fabrics and wrap the particles …

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China yuan exchange ends 2010 at 6.59

China’s yuan ended 2010 at 6.59 to one US dollar China preliminary reporting is 9.9% GDP growth in 2010 and a projection of maintaining 10% growth in 2011. Other analysts are forecasting a slowdown to 8-9% GDP growth in 2011. Previous Projected GDP by NBF: Year GDP(yuan) GDP growth USD/CNY China GDP China+HK US GDP …

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A nanotrampoline built out of graphene can directly detect radio frequency signals

A nanotrampoline built out of graphene can directly detect radio frequency signals, paving the way for a new generation of radios. For some time now, physicists have been hoping to find ways of using nanoelectromechanical resonators to filter and generate radio signals directly. At present, this has to be done with various kinds of mixing …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 17

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Dan Yurman of Idaho Samizdat reports Turkey may have another major nuclear reactor deal in the works. According to English language press reports from Ankara, South Korea is positioned to sign contracts by November to build a $10 billion project. An energy official said the …

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Fiber-Wireless Networks and Subsystem Technologies

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software Optical fiber and millimeter wireless could be commercially ready in 3-5 years and will deliver 1-10 Gbps (gigabit per second) communication speed. Journal of Lightwave Technology – Fiber-Wireless Networks and Subsystem Technologies Hybrid fiber-wireless networks incorporating WDM technology for fixed wireless access operating in the sub-millimeter-wave and …

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NASA Wise Mission Finding Asteroids and Looking for Brown Dwarfs

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Jan. 12, 2010, NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole sky in infrared light. There is no danger of the newly discovered asteroid hitting Earth. …

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Energy Innovation Summit and ARPA-E Update

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) invites you to the inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in the Washington DC area from March 1-3. The summit brings together all the nation’s key players in energy innovation: scientific researchers, VC investors, technology entrepreneurs, large corporations, and government officials The Program of …

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