the Technology of the Upcoming 26th Army Science Conference

The 26th Army Science conference theme is “Transformational Army Science and Technology – Harnessing Disruptive S&T for the Soldier.” The four day agenda is here. Dr. John A. Parmentola, Director of Research and Laboratory Management, gave a talk a few months ago that will form the basis of his keynote address highlighting top research. Dr. …

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Japanese Technology Update: carbon storage, thermoelectrics, super high vision TV and more

Current Nikkei Business tech news and highlights from the August 2008 report on japanese research and innovation from the UK Embassy in Japan. 1. Furukawa Co Ltd plans to deploy a thermoelectric device for capturing 7% of the waste heat in car exhaust within 3 years. Furukawa used the latest material to prototype a thermoelectric …

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Europe works on road safety with long term goal of uncrashable cars

The largest road safety research project ever launched in Europe will usher in a series of powerful road-safety systems for European cars. But, in the long term, its basic, experimental research could lead to a car that is virtually uncrashable. The technology would be pushed to make crashes increasingly unlikely and mitigate crashes when they …

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China and Iran are following Mr Miyagi’s advice with new anti-ship missile

As Mr Miyagi said in Karate Kid.. If do right, no can defence The U.S. Navy can’t stop China’s most sophisticated anti-ship missile (purchased from Russia) — and won’t even start testing a defense until 2014. I don’t think it is an issue between China and the USA because I do not believe they will …

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Energy plan

Updating and synthesizing my articles on energy into an energy plan. I will update this article with more updates and synthesize past and new information that I have gathered. Short termEfficiency and drilling for regular and enhanced recovery, policy that discourages coal and fossil fuel and encourages nuclear and renewables. Try to reduce fuel usage …

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Petaflop plans progress

The Blue Gene/P machine at Argonne is supposed to reach one petaflop — 1 quadrillion sustained operations per second — in 2008. It should have a peak speed of three petaflops by the end of 2008. Turek said IBM’s goal was 10 petaflops by 2011 and 20 petaflops by 2017. The Japanese have announced their …

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$100 human genome project

BioNanomatrix Inc. and Complete Genomics Inc. said Thursday they have formed a joint venture that has received an $8.8 million government grant to develop a system capable of sequencing the entire human genome in eight hours at a cost of less than $100. Today, the cost of sequencing the roughly 3 billion base pairs in …

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Resource demands of all hybrid and electric cars

A discussion at resource investor about the resource demands of scaling up so that all cars are hybrids and electric cars 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 …

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