Advances for studying cells and simulating whole cells

1. Researchers have shown that cells can grow and function on a carpet of small upright needles made of semiconductors – so-called nanowires. “We have developed a new method that makes it possible for us to see how the cells function when they are impaled on carpets of nanowires. We think that the technique has …

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Oracle Optimizing servers for high end transaction processing

Oracle’s goal is to be number one in high end systems for high end transaction processing and data warehousing. Oracle has cut Sun Microsystem staff and streamlined the Sun Micro product line to the high end of the market, while engineering those systems to run Oracle’s software at optimal levels. Pund-IT analyst Charles King said …

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OECD report compares nuclear, gas, coal, solar and wind costs

The bottom third shows the costs in China and Korea and Asia where most of the construction of new power generation of any kind is happening. An OECD report compares nuclear, gas, coal and wind costs. The whole OECD energy cost report is here The executive summary has the LCOE (levelised cost of electricity) of …

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Carnival of Space 171

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Starry Critters is hosting the Carnival of Space 171 This site provided the interview of John Hunter of Quicklaunch.Quick­launch is hop­ing to cre­ate a method for launch­ing unmanned pay­loads into orbit for $500 per pound. The Quick­launch approach shoots pay­loads into orbit using a large hydro­gen …

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Nuclear power in China, India and Pakistan and uranium in Australia and Kazakhstan

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) plans to invest 800 billion yuan ($120 billion) into nuclear energy projects by 2020. Total investment in nuclear power plants, in which CNNC will hold controlling stakes, will reach 500 billion yuan ($75 billion) by 2015. 2. The project to …

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Electromechanical Computing with Silicon Carbide NEMS switches

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Journal Science -Electromechanical Computing at 500°C with Silicon Carbide the nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) could be used in microcontrollers embedded in hot machinery such as jet engines or oil-drilling rigs. Logic circuits capable of operating at high temperatures can alleviate expensive heat-sinking and thermal-management requirements of modern …

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Large Area Solar Cells with over 19% Efficiency

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Imec presented several large-area silicon solar cells with a conversion efficiency above 19%. Two types of cells were realized namely with Ag-screenprinted contacts and plated Cu-contacts. Efficiencies of cells with screenprinted contacts were up to 19.1% whereas 19.4% was obtained with Cu-plated contacts. These high efficiencies …

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LG will Mass Produce 19 inch Flexible e-Paper and 9.7 inch Color E-paper by the end of 2010

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Korean elecronics manufacturer LG, who makes the screens for the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle, has revealed in SEC filings that they are continuing to break new ground with e-paper technology, moving forward with plans for both color and flexible models that will work with both …

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Anita Goel: Information Processing & Physical Intelligence in Nanomachines that Read/Write DNA

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Anita Goel: Information Processing & Physical Intelligence in Nanomachines that Read/Write DNA Nanobiosym is her company precision control of DNA read/write machines at the single molecular level will enalbe many things including gene radar. Gene Radar is a technology, a mobile phone-like device in which you …

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Ellen Heber-Katz on The MRL mouse – how it regenerates and how we might do the same

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Ellen Heber-Katz on The MRL mouse – how it regenerates and how we might do the same We will present an overview of the current state of mammalian regeneration in the context of recent and ongoing discoveries in the MRL mouse system. The MRL mouse is …

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Edison 2 Appears to Have Won the Automotive 100 MPG XPrize in the Mainstream Category With a 120 MPG run over a 200 Mile Range Test

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Edison 2 appears to have won the Automotive 100 MPG Xprize of $5 million in the mainstream category Edison2’s founder Oliver Kuttner has assembled a team of high caliber employees stemming mostly from sports car racing. This elite group of professionals has over 19 victories at …

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