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computersCarnival of Nuclear Energy 94

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy is up at NEI Nuclear Notes Energy From Thorium – Last year, Kirk Dorius and Kirk Sorensen traveled to London to participate in the kickoff of the Weinberg Foundation, an advocacy group for thorium energy. …

diseaseNew glycoconjugate vaccine prototype is 100 times better than traditional glycoconjugate vaccine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers have created a vaccine that is more potent than traditional vaccines available today. The glycoconjugate vaccine prototype is 100 times more effective than traditional glycoconjugate vaccines. A glycoconjugate vaccine is comprised of covalently bound …

DNAKeeping Moore’s law going to 7 nanometers

IEEE Spectrum – Right now it looks like both FinFETs and UTB SOIs should be able to cover the next three generations of transistors. But UTB SOI transistors may not evolve much below 7 nm, because at that point, their …

diseaseWearable Depth-Sensing Projection System Makes Any Surface Capable of Multitouch Interaction

OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. OmniTouch employs a depth-sensing camera, …

nanomedicineCulturomics 2.0: Forecasting Large-Scale Human Behavior Using Global News Media Tone in Time and Space

paper published yesterday in the peer-reviewed journal First Monday combines advanced supercomputing with a quarter-century of worldwide news to forecast and visualize human behavior, from civil unrest to the movement of individuals. The paper, titled “Culturomics 2.0: Forecasting Large-Scale Human …

enabling technologyLTE Advanced: mobile broadband up to 10 times faster than LTE

Ericsson demonstrated LTE Advanced with speeds more than 10 times faster than those currently experienced by LTE consumers in Sweden. The system, based on commercial hardware, was operating on a test frequency provided by the PTS. This enabled Ericsson to …

diseaseReal-Time Monitoring of Atomic-Microscope Probes Adjusts for Wear

As an atomic force microscope’s tip degrades, the change in tip size and shape affects its resonant frequency and that can be used to accurately measure, in real time, the change in the tip’s shape, thereby resulting in more accurate …

fluEpitaxial silicene formed on single-crystalline ZrB2 thin Films: structure and electronic properties

The experimental realization of extended, two-dimensional sheets of silicene, the silicon counterpart of graphene, has been elusive so far. Researchers have demonstrated that such a two-dimensional, epitaxial honeycomb Si layer forms through surface segregation on a metallic zirconium diboride (ZrB2) …

dip pen lithographyRobotic bees

Harvard has a project to develop robotic bees The aim is to push advances in miniature robotics and the design of compact high-energy power sources; spur innovations in ultra-low-power computing and electronic “smart” sensors; and refine coordination algorithms to manage …

computerThin Coating of nanowires will boost thermoelectric effect

Significant Reduction of Thermal Conductivity in Si/Ge Core−Shell Nanowires We report on the effect of germanium (Ge) coatings on the thermal transport properties of silicon (Si) nanowires using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. Our results show that a simple deposition of …