Wikileaks reveals China ready for reunified Korea and ready to abandon North Korea

In highly sensitive discussions in February this year, the-then South Korean vice-foreign minister, Chun Yung-woo, told a US ambassador, Kathleen Stephens, that younger generation Chinese Communist party leaders no longer regarded North Korea as a useful or reliable ally and would not risk renewed armed conflict on the peninsula • South Korea’s vice-foreign minister said …

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Neutron Rich Matter

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Arxiv – Neutron rich matter, neutron stars, and their crusts (10 age pdf) (H/t Adam Crowl Neutron rich matter is at the heart of many fundamental questions in Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics. What are the high density phases of QCD? Where did the chemical elements come …

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Evaluation of High Power Density Annular Fuel for Korean OPR-1000 Reactor: Final Report

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Earlier MIT studies have shown that internally and externally cooled annular fuel makes it possible to significantly increase (by up to 50%) power density in the standard Westinghouse PWR while maintaining or increasing safety margin. The present project has evaluated feasibility of 20% higher power density …

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Evaluation of High Power Density Annular Fuel for Korean OPR-1000 Reactor: Final Report

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Earlier MIT studies have shown that internally and externally cooled annular fuel makes it possible to significantly increase (by up to 50%) power density in the standard Westinghouse PWR while maintaining or increasing safety margin. The present project has evaluated feasibility of 20% higher power density …

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Electric control of quantum spin and a Rydberg Quantum Simulator

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Nature Physics – Controlling the state of quantum spins with electric currents A current of spin-polarized electrons senses and controls the magnetic state of nanostructured materials1. Obtaining similar electrical access to quantum spin systems, such as single-molecule magnets, is still in its infancy. Recent progress has …

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More DARPA Project Highlights for 2011

There are 522 pages of unclassified DARPA projects for 2010-2011. This is a second look at more of the projects. The first look at DARPA 2010-2011 projects is here Transformer (TX) Vehicle AKA flying car ($12 million) The Transformer (TX) Vehicle program will examine the feasibility and approaches for developing vertical take-off and landing, road-worthy …

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Crystals in a Meteorite Found to be harder than Regular diamonds

Researchers using a diamond paste to polish a slice of meteorite stumbled onto something remarkable: crystals in the rock that are harder than diamonds. A closer look with an array of instruments revealed two totally new kinds of naturally occurring carbon, which are harder than the diamonds formed inside the Earth. Graphite layers were shocked …

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High Energy Microwave Cannon for Disabling Cars and Improvised Explosive Devices Has been Field Tested

Eureka Aerospace has a high energy microwave cannon for stopping cars Eureka Aerospace’s current High-Power Electromagnetic System (HPEMS) uses a compact, tunable power source and a high-gain antenna to beam microwave energy in the direction of targeted vehicles. Once emitted, these electromagnetic waves bring vehicles to a halt by inducing strong disabling currents in their …

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More Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Progress Roundup

1. Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells — a process that potentially could be used against a range of chronic viral diseases they have made the equivalent of a genetic …

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Converting Coal Plants for Clear Displacement of Pollution and CO2

Eddystone coal power station will be shutdown and replace with natural gas and nuclear plant uprates A small coal-fired generating plant in northwestern New Mexico will be used to test new hybrid technology that combines solar- and coal-generated steam to produce electricity. Solar thermal concentrating technology will provide heat for the turbine and reduce coal …

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