Microbes and Metabolites sequenced for Venter’s Anti-aging company Human Longevity

Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) is a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company. HLI will use advances in genomic sequencing, understanding the human microbiome, proteomics, informatics, computing, and cell therapy technologies to …

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Distinguishing Classical and Quantum Models for the D-Wave Device

There is more research into the Dwave Systems quantum annealing adiabatic system (503 qubit version). Researchers from UCL (University College of London) and USC (University of Southern California) researchers have ruled out several classical models for the D-Wave Two, including the SSSV model and giving indirect evidence for up to 40 qubit entanglement in a …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 160

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 160 is up at Yes Vermont Yankee SONGS [San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station] to retire, decommission, posted by Will Davis at ANS Nuclear Café. The latest news on the recent decision to retire the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California. The post includes information from a press teleconference held …

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Uranium from Seawater is over 3000 times the energy of Methane Hydrate in the Ocean

Japan has extracted gas from offshore deposits of methane hydrate — sometimes called “flammable ice” — a breakthrough that officials and experts said could be a step toward tapping a promising but still little-understood energy source. Japan hopes to make methane hydrate commercially viable in 5 years. With specialized equipment, the team drilled into and …

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Large supercomputers to speed up: 100 PFLOPs in 2014, 1 Exaflop by 2017?

VR-zone – The most recent expectations from last year’s supercomputing events, of 100 petaflops in 2015 and 1 exaflop in 2018, seems to be too pessimistic, after all. What’s enabling the sudden push? Improvements in processors from Intel, AMD and Nvidia indicate that a 1U or blade HPC server will have 7 TeraFLOPs of peak …

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Modern Bridge and infrastructure inspection methods and the need for faster, more frequent and more efficient inspection

This is the Hesco portable linear accelerator system for high energy x-ray inspection of concrete in bridges. This is an overview of the market in infrastructure inspection and the current high energy x-ray examination system. Click on the picture to expand the table of concrete inspection techniques Diagnosis Evaluation and repair of deteriorated concrete bridges …

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North Dakota Has 400,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day Shipping Capacity By Pipeline and Rail

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software North Dakota set a per-day record of 261,000 barrels in February. Before the infrastructure improvements, the state’s pipeline, rail and refining capacity was only 189,000 barrels a day. Now, based on recent investments, that capacity is about 400,000 barrels a day. It should be enough to …

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Progress on Indian and Chinese Nuclear Renaissance and a Reminder on Japan, Vietam and Finland

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software 1. The first of India’s Russian-designed nuclear power reactors has taken a step closer to start-up with the loading of dummy fuel assemblies into the core of Kudankulam 1. The plant is one of two Russian-supplied 950 MWe VVER pressurised water reactors currently being built by …

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Eco-terrorists ‘plot to blow up IBM headquarters’ thwarted in routine traffic stop

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software UK Daily Mail – A routine traffic-stop in Switzerland has allegedly thwarted eco-terrorists from blowing up the site of the £55million nano-technology HQ of IBM in Europe. The three members – two men and a woman – of the Italian terrorist group Il Silvestre were stopped …

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