Graphene Quantum Dots in Quantum Computing

Electrons reveal their quantum properties when they are confined to small spaces. Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna), Aachen and Manchester have created tiny quantum dots in Graphene. In a tiny quantum prison, electrons behave quite differently as compared to their counterparts in free space. They can only occupy discrete energy levels, much like the electrons …

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ASEAN economy and Intra ASEAN trade and trade with China

The Asean economy is expected to double by 2020, with the nominal gross domestic product of the regional bloc increasing from US$2 trillion in 2012 to US$4.7 trillion. ASEAN Purchasing power parity per capita GDP almost doubled since 2000 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in ASEAN, taking into account differences in purchasing power …

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Google is everywhere in technology with game changing potential

Google or the Google Founders are making well funded attempts to conquer big technological challenges. Success in these major endeavors will alter the trajectory of the future of humanity. Google just has not gotten into radical transformation of transportation other than robotic cars. Elon Musk has transportation covered with Spacex reusable rockets and Tesla electric …

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Carnival of Space 305

The Carnival of Space 305 is up at Astroswanny Mars Express celebrates ten years at Mars with new global maps Loading… jwplayer(“pi_player”).setup({ ‘dock’: ‘true’, ‘image’: ‘http://spaceinvideos.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/videos/2013/05/mars_mineral_globe/12853258-3-eng-GB/Mars_mineral_globe_video_production_full.png’, ‘wmode’: ‘transparent’, ‘height’: ‘250’, ‘width’: ‘400’, ‘controlbar’: ‘bottom’, ‘quality’: ‘true’, ‘modes’: [ { ‘type’: ‘flash’, ‘src’: ‘http://spaceinvideos.esa.int/extension/esadam/design/standard/flash/player.swf’, ‘config’: { ‘file’: ‘mp4:download/public/videos/2013/05/049/1305_049_AR_EN.mp4’, ‘streamer’: ‘rtmp://fms.50E6.edgecastcdn.net/8050E6/multimedia-delivery.esa.int’, ‘provider’: ‘rtmp’ } }, { ‘type’: …

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Robert Freitas Talks Nanomedicine and Medical Nanobots with Ray Kurzweil and a Reminder that DNA Nanomedical bots Already Exist

Kurzweil and Freitas have a differing view. Kurzweil: Humans and nanomachines will be permanently and seamlessly integrated at the cellular level. Freitas: Humans and nanomachines will not be integrated. Humans will periodically inject themselves with nanomachines to perform specific purposes meant to restore or upgrade their organic tissue, but the nanomachines will leave the body …

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Frost and Sullivan forecasts China economy to be $38 trillion in 2025 with 921 million people living in cities

New analysis from Frost and Sullivan, Mega Trends in China: Macro to Micro Implications of Mega Trends to 2025, has identified over 10 key Mega Trends that will accelerate China’s nominal GDP growth rate to around 16 per cent by 2020. China is set to become the largest economy in the world by 2025 with …

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Brillouin had Los Alamos and SRI validations

PESN had a 1.5-hour interview with Robert W. George II, who serves as CEO; as well as with the inventor, Robert Godes (pronounced “God” – “ez”), who serves as CTO. Since they are both named Robert, the way they distinguish between them is that Robert George goes by “Bob”. And the inventor goes by “Robert.” …

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Spacex and the future of the EELV program

Space Review – the next round of procurement for the Department of Defense’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, and has been the subject of a fiercely contested battle. For the last five years, United Launch Alliance (ULA), the joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has been the sole source provider of launch services …

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New ‘3-D’ transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops

Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips. The approach could enable engineers to build faster, more compact and efficient integrated circuits and lighter laptops that generate less heat than today’s. …

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Amazon Will Unveil the Kindle Fire Tablet tomorrow

Techcrunch – On Wednesday morning in New York City, Amazon will unveil the Kindle Fire. It will be a 7-inch backlit display tablet that looks similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook. It will use a Texas Instrument dual-core OMAP chip. This is the same chip used inside many newer Android devices.The clockspeed will probably be 1.2 …

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Bakken oil shipping to get boosted using rail by over 500,000 barrels per day by the end of 2012

Kansas-based Lario Logistics said it will open a 100,000 barrel-per-day crude-by-rail terminal in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale oil area this month, a move that will boost the region’s capacity to ship crude on railways by about 75 percent. North Dakota oil production has tripled in four years, reaching 380,000 bpd in June and reached 423,592 …

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