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augmented realitySpecial Conditions for Sub-Two Hour Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge is the first and only man to break the 2-hour barrier in the marathon with a time of 1:59:40. He set the marathon world record of 2:01:39 on 16 September 2018, at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. His run …

computersFast and Compact DNA Logic Circuits

DNA is a reliable biomolecule with which to build molecular computation systems. DNA logic circuits (diffusion-based) have shown good performance regarding scalability and correctness of computation. However, previous architectures of DNA logic circuits have two limitations. 1. The speed of …

advanced lithographyASML 1 to 2 Nanometer Chips Will Power Next Generation Technological Revolution

EUV Lithography is enabling another reduction in chip dimensions by 5 to 10 times in line geometry and this will extend Moore’s law and improve processing speed, component density and reduce energy used. ASML is a world leader in lithography …

scienceEarthquake in Pleasant Hill California

My home was just hit with an Earthquake. The US Geological Service says it was centered one highway stop away from where I live. USGS says it was a 4.5-4.7. However, it was strong enough to shake dishes and knock …

energyLatest International Tokamak Project Plans Plasma Net Gain Goals in 2039

The latest (sept 2018) ITER Research Plan within the Staged Approach (Level III – Provisional Version) plans for plasma net gain goals to be achieved in 2039. What is Q? What then is the meaning of Q? Quantitatively, Q is …

fusionNuclear Fusion Z-Pinch Progress with Staged Z-Pinch LTD 10MA Generator

The University of Reno Nevada National Terawatt Facility and commercial company, US Nuclear and MIFTEC, were able to generate the most powerful neutron flux from fusion power ever achieved by a private company. They will scale up to a 10 …

futureNew Superconducting Material Could Make Disruption Resistant Quantum Computers

In the new study, Yufan Li and colleagues found that a ring of β-Bi2Pd already naturally exists between two states in the absence of an external magnetic field. Current can inherently circulate both clockwise and counterclockwise, simultaneously, through a ring …

energyHelion Energy’s Nuclear Fusion Updates on Twitter

Helion Energy has been working to make a pulsed commercial nuclear fusion generator 1,000 times smaller, over 500 times cheaper, and realizable 10 times faster than other approaches. Helion Energy received $10.6 million in 2015. Helion is creating technology it …

franceGround-based Hypertelescope Has First Operational Components

Ground-based hypertelecope project has first images from a suspended camera and light from mirrors. They acquired the star Vega in the camera of the nacelle, for about twenty minutes, from one of the two mirrors on the ground. The image …

astronomyGiant Moon Based Telescopes Will Detect Alien Life and Measure Mountains in Other Solar Systems

Fraser Cain at Universe Today reviews the giant space telescopes that will become possible. Space capabilities from SpaceX Super Heavy Starship and being able to build in space will enable 1000 to 1 million times larger projects on the moon …