Nuclear and Renewables Debate – Building Renewables Fast Enough ?

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software In a debate between Stewart Brand (pro-nuclear) and Marc Jacobson (anti-nuclear), Mark Jacobson tries to make the case that we can generate all of the energy that we need without nuclear power (and without fossil fuels). The video of the debate is below. There is also …

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George Church Interviewed by SmartPlanet and Says Genome Sequencing Costs $1000 But the Price now is $10,000

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software George Church is a leading geneticist who has a Harvard University Lab and is involved with several Genetics companies. The price of a genome is a little less than $10,000. The cost is $1,000. There is a gap between the price and the cost. The gap …

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Writing Circuits on Graphene

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Using a heated atomic force microscope tip, researchers have drawn nanoscale conductive patterns on insulating graphene oxide. This simple trick to control graphene oxide’s conductivity could pave the way for etching electronic circuits into the carbon material, an important advance toward high-speed, low-power, and potentially cheaper …

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Radiation Absorbing Metamaterials Could Make Perfectly Black Stealth Planes

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Evgenii Narimanov and Mikhail Noginov and colleagues at Norfolk State University in Virginia have now created such a perfectly black metamaterial. It consists of silver wires 35 nanometres in diameter, embedded in 1-centimetre squares of aluminium oxide, 51 micrometres thick. The team tested their handiwork by …

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Memristor MOS Content Addressable Memory For Future High Performance Search Engines

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Arxiv – Memristor MOS Content Addressable Memory (MCAM): Hybrid Architecture for Future High Performance Search Engines As Moore’s Law becomes more difficult to fulfill, integration of significantly different technologies such as spintronics, carbon nano tube field effect transistors (CNFET), optical nanocircuits based on metamaterials, and more …

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Update on Deficits and Debts

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Based on the Monthly Treasury Statement for April 2010 and the Daily Treasury Statements for May, 2010, the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) reports that the federal budget deficit was $941 billion during the first eight months of fiscal year 2010. The January 2010 budget forecast for …

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Progress and Science of Lifelike Avatars, Robotic Simulcrums and Mind Uploads

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Image Metrics can make lifelike images of peoples faces that can be realistically manipulated in real time. The appearance and movements are perfect but such simulations cost $500,000 to construct for each person. Project Lifelike is an effort to make computer interfaces that learn. New Scientist …

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Hybrid Porsche With Magnetically Loaded Flywheel Almost Won the 24 Hour Nurburgring Race

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Magnetically Loaded Composite (MLC) technology was invented by engineers at British Nuclear Fuels and Urenco working on the design of uranium enrichment centrifuges. Instead of using discrete permanent magnets to form the rotor of a flywheel’s integrated motor/generator, magnetic powder is mixed into the composite matrix. …

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Iraq Targets Adding 600,000 barrels pre day of new oil by the end of 2011

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Iraq expects to add 600,000 barrels per day of new oil to boost output to 3.2 million bpd by end 2011, Iraqi deputy oil minister for upstream was quoted as saying. The contract for Rumaila, Iraq’s largest oilfield, with BP and China’s CNPC, is expected to …

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Mach Effect Propulsion Experiment Clarification

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software This is a clarification of the Mach Effect propulsion experiments of Paul March. Paul March commented at Talk Polywell. The Mach-2MHz M-E test article used two, Vishay/Ceramite 500pF at 15kV, Y5U high-k ceramic caps with an e-r = ~5,000 and a DF= ~2% at 1.0 kHz …

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Multi Gigabit per Second Wireless Networking with 60 Ghz Standard and Devices

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A new WiGig 60GHz specification is aimed at enabling new, tri-band devices that will be able to leverage 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 60GHz and will scale up to transfer speeds of 7 gigabits per second. Leading the effort is the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance in connection with …

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