Doubling Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Battery startup Amprius says it has developed batteries capable of storing twice as much energy as anything on the market today, thanks to nanostructured silicon electrodes. The company says it is partnering with several as-yet unnamed major consumer electronics manufacturers to bring the batteries to market …

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Concord Coalitions August 2010 Plausible Budget Baseline shows $15.2 trillion in Federal Deficits from 2010-2020

The Concord Baseline makes some key assumption changes to the CBO baseline. CBO is required to assume that congressional appropriations continue increasing only at the rate of inflation for the 10 year baseline. They also extend emergency supplemental at their “current” level plus inflation over the duration of the baseline. For tax legislation, they assume …

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Applied Materials Claims Game Changing Flowable Chemical Vapor Deposition for 256 Gigabyte 3D NAND Flash Chips at 20 Nanometer Lithography

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Applied Materials, Inc. today announced its breakthrough Applied Producer(R) Eterna(TM) FCVD(TM) (Flowable CVD(1)) system, the first and only film deposition technology capable of electrically isolating the densely-packed transistors in 20nm-and-below memory and logic chip designs with a high-quality dielectric film. The system will enable NAND skyscraper …

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Compound 300 times more Potent for Treating Alzheimers and Grows Brain Cells in Aging Brains

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Scientists have discovered a compound that restores the capacity to form new memories in aging rats, likely by improving the survival of newborn neurons in the brain’s memory hub. Rodents treated with P7C3 for two months significantly outperformed their placebo-treated peers on a water maze task, …

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3D Chemical Sensing to 7 nanometer spatial resolution

Nature Nanotechnology – Nanoscale chemical mapping using three-dimensional adiabatic compression of surface plasmon polaritons The fields of plasmonics, Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy have recently undergone considerable development, but independently of one another. By combining these techniques, a range of complementary information could be simultaneously obtained at a single molecule level. Here, we report …

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Mahru-Z – South Korean Made Robot Maid (Picture and Videos)

The 1.3-meter domestic robot, Mahru-Z, is the most advanced maid robot in terms of autonomy and mimicking human movement, according to its KIST creators Korea Times reports – Korean scientists have created a domestic robot that cleans up, dumps clothes in the washing machine and even heats food in the microwave. The 1.3-meter, 55-kilogram “Mahru-Z,” …

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Switchable DNA nanostructures for Energy and Data Storage

These illustrations show how a 3-D crystal made from nanoparticles changes between two distinct states via an intermediate structure (top row, middle) when looped (left) versus unlooped (right) double-stranded DNA chains are used to link the particles. The scientists were able to measure the distance between the particles in each structure by recording x-ray scattering …

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Spintronics in Silicon at Room Temperature

Electrical creation of spin polarization in silicon at room temperature Eventual commercialization will mean faster electronics that is far more energy efficient. The control and manipulation of the electron spin in semiconductors is central to spintronics which aims to represent digital information using spin orientation rather than electron charge. Such spin-based technologies may have a …

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General Fusion Raises USD$9 million

An SEC filing reveals that General Fusion has sold US$9 million out of $13.75 million offering. H/T to Xconomy for the details on this fund raising. General Fusion had been award C$13.9 million from the Canadian government. General Fusion is using the MTF (Magnetized Target Fusion) approach but with a new, patent pending and cost-effective …

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DARPA working on Chip-Scale High Energy Atomic Beams and 19 Other Top Projects

1. From Wired, DARPA working on Chip-Scale High Energy Atomic Beams Chip-scale integration offers precise, micro actuators and high electric field generation at modest power levels that will enable several order of magnitude decreases in the volume needed to accelerate the ions. Furthermore, thermal isolation techniques will enable high efficiency beam to power converters, perhaps …

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