Chinese Urbanization Update

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software China’s rapid urbanization will continue for 15 to 20 years and China will become an urban society in five to six years, with the urbanization rate reaching or exceeding 50 percent. Li Shouxin, director of the Development Planning Department under the National Development and Reform Commission, …

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Real Life MIT Brain Research means that Magneto Could Perform the Jedi Mind Trick

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software MIT neuroscience Research – Moral judgments can be altered … by magnets MIT neuroscientists have now shown they can influence those judgments by interfering with activity in a specific brain region — a finding that helps reveal how the brain constructs morality. In both experiments, the researchers …

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New water desalination approach from MIT and South Korea could lead to efficient small, portable units

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software (a) Schematic diagram of possible optimized unit design. (b) (Left) Gravity-fed ICP desalination system. μCP stack has many parallel microfluidic ICP-device for salt/pathogen removal. Prefilter can eliminate larger particles and neutral organic compounds. (Right) Perspective of the unit device. A new approach to desalination being developed by …

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In Praise of Large Payloads for Space by Joseph Friedlander Part 2

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Hi, everybody this is Joseph Friedlander, continuing a guest article series on Nextbigfuture. In Praise of Large Payloads for Space by Joseph Friedlander Part 1 is here In this series I hope to discuss first some of the largest systems proposed to reach orbit with big payloads, …

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Millionaires and Billionaires

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Forbes released their list of billionaires for 2010 This year the World’s Billionaires have an average net worth of $3.5 billion, up $500 million in 12 months. The world has 1,011 10-figure titans, up from 793 a year ago but still shy of the record 1,125 in …

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Ecomotors Opposed-Piston Opposed-Cylinder Engine Could make Class 8 Trucks 45% More Fuel Efficient

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Ecomotors Opposed-Piston Opposed-Cylinder Engine could make class 8 trucks 45% more fuel efficient Ecomotors has a goal to demonstrate, in 2010, the automobile industry’s first 5-passenger car capable of 100 mpg on the EPA highway cycle. Greencarcongress reports – With a two-module application configured at the appropriate …

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Sundrop Fuels Claims Twice as Much Fuel from Biomass and Sun Catalyix Claims Efficient artificial photosynthesis

Ads : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News &nbsp  Computer Software 1. Sundrop Fuels, a startup based in Louisville, CO, says it has developed a cleaner and more efficient way to turn biomass into synthetic fuels by harnessing the intense heat of the sun to vaporize wood and crop waste Its process can produce twice the amount of …

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A Path to 8 nanometer or Narrower Self Assembled Lithography

Nano Letters – A Path to Ultranarrow Patterns Using Self-Assembled Lithography The templated self-assembly of block copolymer (BCP) thin films can generate regular arrays of 10−50 nm scale features with good positional and orientational accuracy, but the ordering, registration and pattern transfer of sub-10-nm feature sizes is not well established. Here, we report solvent-annealing and …

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Carnival of Space 141 – Panspermia and more

The Carnival of Space 141 is up at Starry Critters This site contributed – powering and moving rubiks cube size satellites. MIT News – An electric propulsion technology for miniature satellites aims to give them more mobility — and may eventually allow them to take on deep-space missions. This site also supplied an article on …

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ITU sees 5 billion mobile subscriptions globally in 2010

After reaching around 4.6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions by the end of 2009, ITU expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010, driven by advanced services and handsets in developed countries and increased take-up of mobile health services and mobile banking in the developing world. ITU expects to see …

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Advancing to Human Wall Crawling

A palm-sized device invented at Cornell that uses water surface tension as an adhesive bond could enable humans to walk on walls like spiderman The rapid adhesion mechanism could lead to such applications as shoes or gloves that stick and unstick to walls, or Post-it-like notes that can bear loads, according to Paul Steen, professor …

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