General Fusion has minisphere and a full scale plasma injector prototype

General Fusion is working towards magnetized target nuclear fusion. General Fusion is targeting a large prototype by 2015 and a working reactor by 2020. Canadian Manufacturing had an article earlier in the year covering General Fusion. General Fusion is creating a prototype and subsystems at full scale. They have made a full scale plasma injector …

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Interplanetary CubeSats: Opening the Solar System to a Broad Community at Lower Cost

Today, Solar System exploration missions are the exclusive domain of space agencies and their scientists and engineers who can muster multi-hundred-million dollar budgets. While their accomplishments are broad, highly sophisticated and literally out of this world, the high cost limits our pace of important discoveries. Interplanetary CubeSats offer an opportunity to conduct focused science investigations …

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Greece Default more likely like Argentina in 1999-2001 than Uruguay in 2003

UK Guaridan – Uruguay, like other South American economies, ran into its own debt crisis in 2003. Uruguay was able, via a $1.5 billion bridging loan from the US treasury, to open negotiations with its creditors, overseen by the IMF. A bond-swap was offered, replacing shorter-term bonds with longer maturities. Over 90% of bond-holders agreed …

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Qualcomm will have single/dual and quad core snapdragon mobile chips at 2.5 Ghz by the end of 2011

A leaked Qualcomm presentation shows single/dual and quad core Snapdragon mobile chips at 2.5 Ghz by the end of 2011. The MSM8270, MSM8930, MSM8960, and APQ8064, all based on the future Krait architecture, are expected to be as much as five times faster than their predecessors in raw CPU power and four times faster in …

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Directed Self Assembly, nanoimprint and memristor nanowires for sub-10 nanometer nodes

Eetimes – Directed Self Assembly is gathering momentum to be used in major ways for advanced lithography The technology is moving from the lab to a more serious phase of commercial development. In the event that EUV cannot be made commercially viable, there are several other possibilities for future chip scaling, including DSA. But some …

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Alfin Tracks in Detail the Engineering Work to Stop the Gulf Oil Leak

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Alfin has been doing an excellent job of tracking the work that is being done to stop the Gulf Oil Leak. Here is the coverage from most recent to earlier coverage. 1. Crunch time on the gulf floor. Environmental damage from the ongoing oil spill continues …

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ISAAA Status Genetically Modified Crops Second Wave From Developing Countries

The predicted second wave of biotech growth and development begins as developing countries recognize biotechnology as a key to food self-sufficiency [preventing starvation] and prosperity [fixing poverty]. from International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) Countries that have plenty of food and less poverty will also have more money for clean water projects …

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Nasa selects 19 studies for the next space observatories

Physics professor Jacqueline Hewitt, director of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Science, stands behind a prototype of a radio telescope array. NASA has selected a proposal by an MIT-led team to develop plans for an array of radio telescopes on the far side of the moon that would probe the earliest formation of …

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