Graphene nanoribbons can make spinvalves for Spintronics according to calculations

Calculations suggest that a combination of graphene nanoribbon structures could be used to create a spin valve for spintronics applications. Spin valves are one of the basic building blocks of spintronics, allowing a signal to be processed using magnetic spin properties rather than electronic charge. A theoretical study by Zhaoli Ma and Weidong Sheng from …

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Ultrathin flexible brain implant offers unique look at seizures

Eurekalert – Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a flexible brain implant that could one day be used to treat epileptic seizures. In animal studies, the researchers used the device – a type of electrode array that conforms to the brain’s surface – to take an unprecedented look at the brain …

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Latest statements from Rossi on his plans for the energy catalyzer

Ecat World summarizes recent Andrea Rossi energy catalyzer comments from The Journal of Nuclear Physics site 1. Leonardo Corporation will be the sole manufacturers of the E-Cat reactors. Until now these reactors have been made by hand, but Rossi has said this process will be automated. Rossi has mentioned having plants or offices in Miami, …

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Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has lost majority support

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi won a confidence vote Tuesday, but the result left him without a majority in parliament. Berlusconi’s main coalition ally had urged him to step aside ahead of the vote. Many investors believe a new government would enact more austerity measures that could help Italy cut its debt load and remain part …

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The Rossi one megawatt Energy Catalyzer test has started and reports 470 kW maintained continuously during self-sustained operation with customer satisfied

Andrea Rossi reports on his blog that the 1 megawatt energy catalyzer test has started October 28th, 2011 [Rossi almost always posts everything in all caps, I will remove some of the caps] First information regarding the 1 MW Plant Test: We started regularly the test this morning. Everything is going well so far. The …

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Scientists develop new nanomaterial that ‘steers’ current in multiple dimensions

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a new nanomaterial that can “steer” electrical currents. The development could lead to a computer that can simply reconfigure its internal wiring and become an entirely different device, based on changing needs. As electronic devices are built smaller and smaller, the materials from which the circuits are constructed begin …

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Floating airship could radically reduce the cost of space accesss

A radical concept to use airships to bring cargo into space has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of putting payload into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The concept eschews chemical rockets in favor of a series of floating airships. Aerospace engineer John Powell has studied this idea since 1979, and in 2008 published floating …

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A Comet may have caused a coronal mass ejection

Universe Today – the SOHO mission (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) shows a sun-diving comet hitting the solar surface on October 1, 2011 and unexpectedly a huge explosion occurs shortly after. Are the two events related? Probably not, but solar scientists don’t know for sure. The region where the coronal mass ejection (CME) originated was on …

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Let’s Talk iPhone

Wired had live coverage of the Apple iPhone 4S event. We previously covered the features of the iPhone 4S * Apple has sold 250 million iOS devices. iOS has 43% of the mobile market. Android has 33%, according to their pie chart. iOS makes up over 60% of the mobile browsing market. There are over …

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48-volt electric supercharger for micro-mild hybrids

Currently the most cost-effective solution for reducing CO2 emissions is modular ‘Micro-Mild’ (MM) hybrid technology, based on highly boosted and radically downsized gasoline and diesel powertrains. Modular ‘micro-mild’ hybrid technology offers a compelling cost-effective route to reducing CO2 emissions in family cars says Controlled Power Technologies. Incremental manufacturing cost is €50-60 for every 1 per …

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