Update on Rossi and Defkalion in the World of Cold Fusion

A reader asked about what is happening with cold fusion. As usual the claims are big but as yet not validated. As usual the big impact of commercialization is expected in about 12 to 18 months. I think various aspects of this relate to part of the Futurama episode Raging Bender. Foreman: This could be …

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Bioprinting company finds stable revenue stream by making 3-dimensional “constructs” of diseased or dysfunctional human cells for better drug testing

Xconomy reports that Organovo is bioprinting 3-dimensional “constructs” of diseased or dysfunctional human cells that can be used as models for testing new drugs. Creating a 3-D matrix of cells enables each cell to interact with adjoining cells, so they react to drug compounds much as they would in the body. Pharmaceutical companies are paying …

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Creating fuels directly from solar power

Luminescence from solutions of small semiconductor clusters (‘quantum dots’) of different sizes. By simply changing the size of the dots, we can change the colour of light they absorb or give out – so we can match the dots to the part of the solar spectrum we want to collect. (credit: Nanoco Technologies Ltd). Professor …

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EADS showcases VoltAir superconducting electric motor propulsion system concept for 2030

Flying High with batteries – EADS Innovation Works, the corporate research and technology network of EADS, is showcasing an allelectric propulsion system concept at Le Bourget. The VoltAir technology concept platform supports the vision of a zero-emission air vehicle which could become a reality 20 years from today. VoltAir is one of the projects that …

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Replacement of missing story – Activated Graphene Makes Superior Supercapacitors for Energy Storage

Atomic resolution electron micrograph of activated graphene. The images show that the material is composed of single sheets of crystalline carbon, which are highly curved to form a three-dimensional porous network. Activated graphene combines high storage capacity with quick energy release and unlimited recharge. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have …

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3D printing method advances electrically small antenna design

Optical image of an antenna during the printing process. While most electronic components benefit from decreased size, antennas—whether in a cell phone or on an aircraft—suffer limitations in gain, efficiency, system range, and bandwidth when their size is reduced below a quarter-wavelength. New 3D antennas are electrically small relative to a wavelength (typically a twelfth …

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New Graphene Fabrication Method Uses Silicon Carbide Template

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Georgia Tech researchers have fabricated an array of 10,000 top-gated graphene transistors, believed to be the largest graphene device density reported so far. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new “templated growth” technique for fabricating nanometer-scale graphene devices. The method addresses what …

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China, Japan and Vietnam Nuclear Updates

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. Nuclear development in China has continued apace with the grid connection of a new reactor, the completion of a reactor building and a heavy forging deal. * The third reactor (650 MWe) at Qinshan Phase II nuclear power plant was connected to the East China …

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