Phase change ovonic memory 2012 market share

Phase change memories (perfect RAM) are forecast to capture 5.5 percent of the NOR flash market by 2012. I have covered phase change ovonic memory before. It is 500 times faster than regular Flash memory Trapped charge memories increasing from less than 1 percent now to 30 percent of the NAND flash market in 2012. …

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100 KW solid state lasers being assembled

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has entered the integration and test phase for the Joint High Power Solid State Laser (JHPSSL) Phase 3 program after exceeding all demonstration requirements for the first gain module, or building block, that forms the core of its 100 kW solid-state laser system. This is four months after the 67 kilowatt …

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Details on Nuclear plant operating extensions

Extending the life of nuclear reactors in the the United States with research from Oak Ridge National Lab Comprehensive risk analysis provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers plays a crucial role in keeping billions of dollars of electricity generation on line – without compromising safety. In the absence of license renewal, more than 40 …

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Japan’s 10 petaflop supercomputer

Japan is proceeding with its 10 petaflop supercomputer project and plans to finish it i n2011. Japan’s Ministry of Science and Technology will provide funding for the project worth a total of 115.4 billion yen (about 710 million euros) or almost 1 billion US dollars Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a …

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US pressures China to increase Yuan value faster

The USA is threatening 27% tariffs against China to force China to more quickly raise the value of the Yuan by 15 to 40% This supports my thesis that China’s economy will the pass the USA by 2020 15% appreciation in the yuan would move it from 7.6 to 1 US dollar to 6.6 to …

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Low power laptops 2009+

Power usage in a typical laptop is roughly evenly split between hard drive, CPU, monitor and wifi By 2009, most new laptops will use solid state drives This will reduce power usage by up to ten times from what the hard drive would have used. A 20% reduction in overall power usage. There are bigger …

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China’s One child policy status

There has been rioting over enforcement of China’s one child policy The central authorities had asked for positive financial incentives to support the population growth reduction plans. Local officials had forced some abortions. The one child policy always had gaps and was intended for only one generation. It has reduced the population growth by 400 …

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Uranium from coal flyash waste

A company Wildhorse is going to study extracting Uranium from coal flyash. From the 50 million tons/year of flyash that is generated in Europe, there is 100 to 300 ppm uranium. This would be 5,000 to 15000 tons of Uranium that could be recovered. The US generates over 100 million tons of flyash each year …

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China looking at a population growth rebound

A wealthier China has more people who can ignore the fines and have more children Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, …

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