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bottom up nanotechnologyRussian 789 megawatt fast nuclear reactor reaches full power

Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. The BN-800 reactor was brought to minimum controlled …

cancerChina’s 2020 energy plans

China published the Energy Development Strategy Action Plan, 2014-2020 on 19 November. The plan aims to cut China’s reliance on coal and promote the use of clean energy. Here is a google translation of the document According to the plan, …

agingKurzweil prediction of blood cell sized supercomputer would likely need full blown molecular nanotechnology

Ray Kurzweil has recently repeated a prediction that we will have blood cell sized supercomputers within 25 years. My Android phone is literally several billion times more powerful, per dollar, than the computer I used when I was a student. …

agingChina long term nuclear strategy and closing the fuel cycle with fast reactor and pyro-processing

A study considers three nuclear expansion scenarios to estimate China’s future uranium demand. The first scenario is the reference case and is based on China’s current long-term nuclear power development plan, which anticipates that nuclear power will have a 20-percent …

antiagingNissan to Use Advanced Triple Tensile Strength Steel in up to 25 Percent of New Model Parts

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its plan to expand the use of Advanced High Tensile Strength Steel (AHSS) in to up to 25 percent of the vehicle parts (measured by weight) installed in its new production models. Nissan will …