Gram quantities of diamondoid particles

From Foresight’s nanodot, MolecularDiamondTechnologies a business unit of Chevron technology ventures, can produce gram quantities of higher diamondoid. These are not molecularly precise diamondoid and it does not involve mechanosynthesis. This seems likely to be very interesting and useful in the pre-mechanosynthesis phase. We have Chemical Vapor deposition for growing large multi-carat diamonds and diamond …

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Memjet printer details

This article has pictures and video of Memjet prototypes. Something that will be interesting to watch is a potential shakeup of the $100+ billion printer (photo printer) and copying markets. This is a new physical manufacturing (of printed pages) process with large disruptive potential. It will be instructive as a small preview of what the …

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Nanodynamics IPO

NanoDynamics IPO could help increase funding for various kinds of nanotechnology companies NanoDynamics is looking at a $100 million IPO. They have nanostructured components as part of fuel cell products and nanoparticle products. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com …

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Ultra Short Pulse Lasers

Business Week has an interesting article about the applications and potential of ultra-short pulse lasers (USP) USP lasers switch on and off at impossibly high rates–as quickly as once every femtosecond, or a billionth of a millionth of a second. Those concentrated blasts can obliterate any material by literally knocking electrons out of an atom’s …

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Follow up on rapid-fire Z-machine Fusion

Pessimistic timetables for commercializing the rapid fire are 30 years or more. However, one of the skeptics is Ian Hutchinson who is a strong supporter of the Tokomak ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. Even if money were no object, it could take 30 years to build a system, says Keith Matzen, director of pulsed …

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The Global Boom in coal

The world is building a lot of coal-fired power to go with all of the coal-fired power it already has. This is horrible because air pollution from coal kills more than one million people every year. We need to use all other means to reduce the increase in coal usage, this means more nuclear as …

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B80, Buckball Boron should exist

Rice University researchers predict that Boron 80, B80, buckyball boron should exist 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, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, …

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Korea making 1300 HP Superconducting motor for 2010

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (Doosan) and the Korean Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) – have utilized AMSC’s proprietary high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire to successfully develop and demonstrate a very compact, high-efficiency superconductor 1300HP motor for civilian and military applications. This news follows the announcement three weeks ago that AMSC had successfully completed …

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DBI Thorium Reactors

In 1968 DBI initiated research on the packaging of thorium in order to produce hydrogen as an energy carrier, and thus create a new commodity in thorium as an energy source. DBI has continued advancing its thorium program, beginning its ongoing concentrations on nuclear vessels and biomass to produce a commodity for the replacement of …

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Thorium Energy meetings

Thorium Power co is talking to India about their Thorium energy technology. Thorium Power and DBI are involved in putting on a forum in DC to inform the washington media and others about Thorium Nov 30, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington DC Clean Nuclear Energy: Thorium 2006DBI, a California-based aerospace company involved …

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Norway considering Thorium reactors

Article from treehugger.com about Norway considering Thorium reactors •There is no danger of a melt-down like the Chernobyl reactor•It produces minimal radioactive waste•It can burn Plutonium waste from traditional nuclear reactors with additional energy output•It is not suitable for the production of weapon grade materials•The energy contained in one kilogram of Thorium equals that of …

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