Project Orion Archive

futureFood Security around the World

Food security is an increasingly critical global issue, affected by a complex and inter-related set of variables that influence the availability and access to food in each country. The political and economic stability of countries with a large proportion of …

computersCarnival of Nuclear Energy 87

Carnival of Nuclear Energy 87 is up at the ANS Nuclear Cafe Atomic Insights – Rod Adams writes that David Owen’s book, “The Conundrum” comes to the conclusion that there is no way for people to sustain a high energy …

futureGraphene Nanomesh and Ultracold Welding of Gold Nanowires

1. Nature Nanotechnology – Graphene nanomesh transistors support 100 times the current of individual nanoribbons Graphene has significant potential for application in electronics but cannot be used for effective field-effect transistors operating at room temperature because it is a semimetal …

futureIBM Targeting 100 Dollar Genome Sequencing

IBM is developing nanopore DNA sequencing to ultimately bringing the cost to as low as $100 or less to sequence a genome. MIT Technology Review has details. Several research groups are developing their own approach to nanopore sequencing. All involve …

futureCities 2.0

The world has an opportunity to develop new more productive and efficient cities that are built entirely new because of the billions moving to cities. The current move from rural to urban is increasing per capita GDP by four to …