World data transmission speed record of 1.125 Terabits per second

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group. They achieved a rate of 1.125 Tb/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates. Lead researcher, Dr …

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Will Google Gigabit Internet Fiber go National ?

A local ABC affiliate confirmed last week today is to announce Google Fiber in Austin. The Google Fiber service offers gigabit Internet service for $70 per month and another tier that includes TV service for $120 per month. In its last earnings call in January, CFO Patrick Pichette said “we really think that we should …

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First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials

3D Nanoscale optical cavities from Berkeley Lab should enable better Nanolasers, LEDs, Optical Sensors and Photonic Communications. The world’s smallest three-dimensional optical cavities with the potential to generate the world’s most intense nanolaser beams have been created by a scientific team led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory …

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Mars One backed by Reality TV Big Brother Creator

Daily Mail UK – The Dutch company Mars One is backed by Big Brother co-creator Paul Romer, as well as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gerard ‘t Hooft. With Romer involved, it’s no surprise that the company wants to publicize its astronaut-selection and training process as a “media event.” Mars One claims that a new crew of …

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Rice has made a cable from double-walled carbon nanotubes and powered a light bulb

Cables made of carbon nanotubes are inching toward electrical conductivities seen in metal wires, and that may light up interest among a range of industries, according to Rice University researchers. A Rice lab made such a cable from double-walled carbon nanotubes and powered a fluorescent light bulb at standard line voltage — a true test …

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The Sinosphere: China’s New “Diaspora” Economy

Forbes – The Sinosphere: China’s New “Diaspora” Economy A close examination of the emerging Sinosphere–or Chinese sphere of influence–shows an economy that is globally dispersed, multinational and increasingly focused on the high-tech and service sectors. The Sinosphere’s roots lie with the Han expansion into southern China during the Tang dynasty (618-907). By the 12th century, …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 53

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 53 is up at Cool Hand Nuke Deregulate the Atom looks at the Friday May 13 Blue Ribbon Commission hearing on Nuclear Waste A recurring theme for the six hour marathon meeting was that technical issues are processed far too slowly by the NRC. The NRC has been delaying their …

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Cost to convert to all nuclear powered economy

Brave new climate has a calculation for the cost of all-nuclear powered, fossil-carbon-free future. An average American directly and indirectly uses about 10.8 kW of primary energy of which about 1.3 kW is electricity. How much does energy cost now ? The average wholesale electricity price across the US is about 5c/kWh, so the all-in …

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Skylon Spaceplane Project is nearing significant events

Richard Varvill, technical director and one of the founders of Reaction Engines believes the Skylon spaceplane project is now reaching its final stages. After decades of withdrawn government support and huge technical hurdles, the tide has turned in favour of high-tech manufacturing and, more importantly, human space travel. A recent study into the Skylon’s ability …

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DARPA Working on Mind Modifying Ultrasound not Mind Control Lasers

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A microcontroller device will direct ultrasound to stimulate different brain regions to boost troop alertness and cognition, relieve stress and pain, and protect them against traumatic brain injuries. Transcranial pulsed ultrasound can stimulate targeting deep brain regions that are as small as two or three millimeters. …

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Techonomy – Reinventing Financial Markets

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Reinventing [financial] Markets Speakers: J. Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext Barry E. Silbert, SecondMarket Moderator: Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review What is wrong about financial markets today ? trust has been destroyed Nothing new is being created other than products the public …

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