Toward Practical visible light metamaterial Hyperlens and new wireless metamaterial breakthroughs

Xiang Zhang (on of the makers of the UV light hyperlens: Theoretically, the biggest obstacle [to progress on visible light hyperlens] is the inevitable loss in the metamaterials. This means that — to obtain reasonable transmission — the hyperlens can’t be very bulky; this will limit the magnification and imaging area …. Low loss metals …

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Texas Instruments and MIT make microchip ten times more energy efficient

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that can be up to ten times more energy-efficient than present technology. The design could lead to cell phones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a battery in about five years …

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Nanodynamics IPO follow up

As previously mentioned on this site Nanodynamics will IPO on the Dubai stock exchange Nanodynamics will have a trading symbol of NDMX (when it gets crosslisted on Nasdaq. Google finance has a page for tracking Nanodynamics stock Other views of the Dubai marketMiddle east financial site: zawya Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader …

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California considering bill to lift nuclear power plant ban

A legislator from Southern California has introduced a bill to lift the state’s ban on new nuclear power plants. The bill would give a boost to plans by investors to bring nuclear power to the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Update: Contact your california state assembly representative to indicate your support for this bill …

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Comprehensive info on thorium energy

A comprehensive 1969 report in PDF format on thorium for nuclear reactors thanks to Kirk Sorenson at Thorium energy blog Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends …

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China’s Military and economy

There is an article and report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) where there are projections of a deficit in US military spending as China’s economy grow. The assumptions in this report and the time frame is nuts. They are talking about a big deficit in 2050-2080 assuming higher than US per …

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