Tesla IPO Discloses Plans for Electric Van, SUV, Sedan and Cabriolet

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Tesla electric car company has released a 258 page document as part of its planned IPO. They reveal all sorts of financial and technical details. They also incidate how the model S Sedan planned for 2012 will be the platform for three other vehicle lines. …

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Technical Details of Kevin Costner’s Ocean Therapy Solution Centrifuges for Oil Spill Mitigation

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Kevin Costner spent $20 million over three years and hired a team of about 15 engineers and scientists to develop centrifuges to separate water from oil at up to 200 gallons per minute. In theory, twenty of the centrifuge devices could have cleaned up the Exxon …

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Vietnam Plans 13 Nuclear Reactors by 2030 to Generate up to 16 Gigawatts

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Vietnam announced an expansion of its nuclear power programme on Tuesday, with eight plants planned for operation over the next 20 years. Initial plans called for four reactors but the notice said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had approved eight nuclear facilities, each with at least …

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Self Assembled DNA That Can Change Shape and Move on Demand

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have created nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape on demand. In contrast to existing nanotechnologies, these programmable nanodevices are highly suitable for medical applications because DNA is both biocompatible and biodegradable. …

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BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Probably the Largest Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software The Deepwater Horizon oil leak is closing in on the size of the largest oil spills ever. The current total estimates range from 377,000 tons to 832,000 tons of oil. Safety and prevention should be the primary focus for correcting oil leaks from deepwater oil rigs. …

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American Superconductor and Hyundai Heavy Industries will Jointly Make 5 Megawatt Superconducting Wind Turbines by the end of 2011

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software American Superconductor and Hyundai Heavy Industries will jointly development a 5 megawatt (MW) full conversion wind turbine primarily for use in the burgeoning offshore wind industry. HHI plans to begin volume production of the wind turbines by the end of 2011. In October 2008, AMSC Windtec …

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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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