Space Elevator Games In final Prep for August 5-14, 2009 : Delayed at Least 4 weeks

The Space Elevator Games for 2009 were delayed but there are competitors no site and final preparations are occuring. UPDATE: The space elevator games are delayed at least 4 weeks. See the Space Elevator blog to track events. Power beaming CompetitionAugust 5, 2009 Sept or October 2009NASA Dryden Flight Research Center,Edwards Air Force Base, Mojave, …

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Anti-poverty Devices: Smart-phone microscope with Fluorescent Imaging and a Combo Stove/Refridgerator/Electricity Generator

1. It’s a cooker, a fridge and a generator in one — and it could have a huge impact on the lives of people in the world’s poorest communities. Two billion people use open fires as their primary cooking method. These fires have been found to be highly inefficient, with 93 per cent of the …

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Commercial Shipping Uses 9% of world oil and is Major Air Pollution Source

Air pollution from commercial shipping kills 60,000 people per year. Converting all commercial ships to run on nuclear power would be economic even without considering carbon taxes or fees. In 2000, there were 6800 container ships in the world. At the cold war peak the Soviets had or had almost built about 400 nuclear powered …

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Nuclear Power for Commercial Shipping

There were four nuclear powered cargo ships. The NS Savannah was one of them. NOTE: A follow up article has a video about air pollution from commercial shipping and has some other statistics on the scope of the effort needed and conventional alternatives for lessening but not eliminating the pollution. Commercial shipping releases half as …

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Beyond Molecular Nanotechnology is Femtotech : Proposal for Synthesizing Degenerate Matter

A 14 page pdf has been released by Professor Bolonkin Femtotechnology: Nuclear Matter with Fantastic Properties A lot of the paper is discussing what amazing things would be possible if it could be done. The key part is what is trying to be accomplished and the beginnings of how. We are talking about customized atomic …

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Various Ways to Avoid About One Billion tons of CO2

The Gigaton Throwdown is an initiative to encourage investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy makers to “think big” to massively scale clean energy during the next 10 years. The USA avoids 700 million tons of CO2 from the 800 billion kwh of nuclear power that are generated from standard nuclear plants. 1. A program to …

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Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor and Space Based Solar

1. Kirk Sorensen will be presenting an upgraded molten-salt reactor (the liquid-fluoride thorium reactor, or LFTR) concept as one of a dozen finalists at the Manchester Festival. Kirk will also be presenting at Google as part of the Google Talk series in July. A dozen of the most promising applicants will be invited to present …

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Progress in Understanding Calorie Restricted Life Extension

The enzyme WWP-1, shown in green, is a key player in the signaling cascade that links dietary restriction to longevity in roundworms. Sensory neurons are shown in red. Image: Courtesy of Dr. Andrea C. Carrano, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a pivotal role for two …

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Growing evidence of liquid salt water ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceledus and Enceledus is a Strong Candidate for Possible Life

BBC News coverage: Scientists tell Nature magazine that the liquid water may reside in caverns just below the surface of the moon. If confirmed, it is a stunning result. It means the Saturnian satellite may be one of the most promising places in the Solar System to search for signs of extraterrestrial life. New interpretation …

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Cancer Breakthrough: Ipilimumab a Monoclonal antibody drug and hormone therapy converts Inoperable Prostate Cancer Tumors into Operable

Two patients with inoperable prostate cancer have made dramatic recoveries after receiving one dose of an experimental drug that is creating excitement among cancer specialists. The results were so startling that researchers decided to release details of the two cases before the drug trial – in which the patients took part – was complete. Doctors …

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