Box Spring Mattresses Might Be Increasing Your Cancer Risks – From Swedish Misleader of the Year 2004

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Following many years of public assertions and cocksure, blatant warnings of numerous negative health effects allegedly caused by electromagnetic fields, associate professor Olle Johansson has been awarded the title “Misleader of the year 2004”. (H/T to reader XPT) Olle Johansson receives the award as one of …

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Terrafugia Reveals Next Generation Flying Car

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Terrafugia has released specifications and computer graphics of its next generation flying-car design. * automotive crash safety features * a touch-screen interface * improved wing design * folding mechanism can be activated from inside the vehicle Performance Max, Vh: 100 kts (115 mph, 185 km/h) Cruise, …

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India Unveils $35 Tablet PC Prototype and Progress to the $10 PC

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday launched a $35 computing device that will be made available to ‘learners’ right from primary schools to universities. Aiming at bringing down the price to $10, the Ministry has also begun discussions with global manufacturers to start …

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NREL Makes SuperEfficient Air Conditioner

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examines a prototype air flow channel of the DEVap air conditioner, which he co-invented. DEVap, which stands for desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioner, is a novel concept that uses membrane technology to combine the efficiency of evaporative cooling and the drying potential …

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Exaflop Supercomputer Race

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software On 23 March 2010, Forschungszentrum Jülich and IBM signed the contract for a joint “Exascale Innovation Center” (EIC). EIC will develop hardware and software for an exascale supercomputer by the end of 2019. According to the schedule, a prototype of the new exascale supercomputer is expected …

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George H Miley Presentation on Nuclear Fusion Rockets and Spaceplanes

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software This is follow up coverage of the dense plasma focus fusion rocket research article. The work and the presenation involves George H Miley who has been producing research in all aspects of nuclear fusion including dense plasma focus fusion, IEC fusion, laser fusion and cold fusion. Recently …

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Virgin Galactic Begins Test Flights of Spaceship Two

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Virgin Galactic announced today that VSS Enterprise has completed her inaugural captive carry flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport. The VSS Enterprise test flight programme will continue though 2010 and 2011, progressing from captive carry to independent glide and then powered flight, prior to the start of …

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Towards Real Time Computational Governance

In my 2010 Foresight presentation on high impact technology and processes, I initially mentioned an idea for computational governance. Computational governance mechanisms would assist in better decisions in government and business. The goal would be to use technology (sensors, imaging etc…) to as quickly as possible get accurate feedback on the results of new policies …

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Building body parts using nanocellulose

Researchers from Chalmers University will build up body parts using nanocellulose and the body’s own cells Professor Paul Gatenholm at Chalmers is leading and co-ordinating this European research programme, which will construct an outer ear using nanocellulose and a mixture of the patient’s own cartilage cells and stem cells. The researchers will build up a …

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Ocean Based Orbital Payload Delivery Cannon for $250 per pound

John Hunter wants to shoot stuff into space with a 3,600-foot gun. And he’s dead serious—he’s done the math. Making deliveries to an orbital outpost on a rocket costs $5,000 per pound, but using a space gun would cost just $250 per pound. * The Quicklaunch will cost $562 million to develop over 4 phases …

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Areva Atmea and Kerena Reactors

Areva had a blogger conference call this morning and among the items discussed are their new reactors in development. The Atmea- 1 (pressure water reactor) and the Kerena (SWR-1000) boiler water reactor. Areva is also working on a sodium fast reactor for France to increase burnup of actinides and is involved in the long term …

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