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air pollutionPhotonic laser propulsion roadmap to laser pushed wafersats to 25% lightspeed

DE-STAR, or Directed Energy System for Targeting of Asteroids and exploRation, is the brainchild of UC Santa Barbara physicist Philip Lubin and Gary B. Hughes. DE-STAR initial objective is to deflect asteroids. The DE-STAR system could be leveraged for many …

astronomy3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs

The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even enhance, human machinery. Printed organs, such as a proto­type outer ear developed by researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey …

energyWarrior Web exosuit gets about a 10% net improvement in walking with load

Steve Jurvetson had a video and picture of the latest DARPA Warrior Web exosuits from Harvard and SRI at a Feb, 2015 meeting. The Harvard team uses linear actuators on the side of the backpack (instead of twisting filaments with …

astronomyAlberta shifting to only 10% power from coal by 2034

Coal was used to produce about 43-51 per cent of the electricity used in Alberta, 63 per cent in Saskatchewan, 60 per cent in Nova Scotia. Ontario stopped using coal for electricity this year. About 4 million tons per year …

brazilGigapixel and multi-gigapixel cameras for better skin cancer screening

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it’s also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is almost always curable. Now …

carnival of nuclear energy5.5 inch Apple iphone 6 plus and new iWatch

Apple finally has large phone. The 5.5 inch Apple iphone 6 plus. The iPhone 6 and 6 plus have 64-bit chips with 2 billion transistors (double the number in the iPhone 5s), up to 25 per cent faster CPU, up …

carnival of nuclear energyDetailed work at Lawrenceville Plasma Physics to resolve arcing problem with nuclear fusion project

The first steps have now been completed to begin the re-assembly of FF-1 (dense plasma focus fusion experimental fusion reactor). Lawrenceville Plasma Physics’s (LPP) lab team has successfully joined the new monolithic tungsten anode to a steel connector plate, creating …

carnival of nuclear energyUpdate on Ukraine Casualties and situation

Guardian UK, Valentina Melnikova, head of the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers, the main organisation representing the troops’ families, said an estimated 7,000-8,000 Russian troops were believed to be in Ukraine. According to her estimates, between 10,000-15,000 troops have been deployed …

carnival of nuclear energyAdaptive Material with self tracking of the sun Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half to 4 cents per kwh

Glint Photonics is developing a novel solar concentrator in which an embedded liquid layer provides passive and automatic optical alignment to the incident sunlight, adjusting the optical properties of the concentrator to track the position of the sun. This “self-tracking” …

japanTurned off google video display ads

I generally do not have sound turned on but I was made aware of loud ads. Also, there was one complaint of malware. I have adjusted settings and contacted the ad network providers to try to prevent these problems. If …