Microwave-Assisted Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube AFM Tip

Nanoletters – Microwave-Assisted Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube AFM Tip A new, fast, alternative approach for the fabrication of carbon nanotube (CNT) atomic force microscopy (AFM) tips is reported. Thereby, the tube material is grown on the apex of an AFM tip by utilizing microwave irradiation and selective heating of the catalyst. Reaction times as short …

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Ultrafast Digging and Super-foxholes

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software There is geojetting which highly pressurized water to bore geothermal tunnels about 5 times faster than conventional tunneling (about 25 meters per day for geojetting.) Geojetting can dig three 50 meter shallow geothermal holes for about 15000 euro. There are ordinary machines for personal digging. Like …

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DARPA Has a $25 Million GPU supercomputer Project and Dell has a 16 GPU chasis

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A team led by NVIDIA has been awarded a four-year research grant of $25 million under DARPA’s Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC ) program, covers work to develop GPU technologies required to build the new class of exascale supercomputers which will be 1,000-times more powerful than …

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Nerve connections are regenerated after spinal cord injury

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement after spinal cord injury, showing the potential for new therapeutic approaches to paralysis and other motor function impairments. The researchers achieved this breakthrough by turning back the developmental clock in …

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Bloom Energy Box Revealed on CBS 60 Minutes

K. R Sidhar invented a new kind of fuel cell, which is like a very skinny battery that always runs. 60 Minutes reports that the magic behind the Bloom Box starts with the company baking basic sand and cutting it into little squares that are turned into a ceramic, which are then coated with green …

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Lower Power Near Threshold Computers

Proceedings of the IEEE – Near-Threshold Computing: Reclaiming Moore’s Law Through Energy Efficient Integrated Circuits Power has become the primary design constraint for chip designers today. While Moore’s law continues to provide additional transistors, power budgets have begun to prohibit those devices from actually being used. To reduce energy consumption, voltage scaling techniques have proved …

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McKinsey Suggests Plan For China Economy to Shift to 50% Household Consumption

Shifting China’s economy towards services would do much more than strengthening the social safety net as a way to boost the miserly share of consumption in GDP, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) said on Friday. The 74 page report is here in pdf form and requires a free registration to view it. “If You’ve Got It, …

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