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New ultra-battery is the most powerful non-nuclear energy storage ever

New ultra-battery is the most powerful non-nuclear energy storage ever

What do you get when you combine some xenon, some fluoride, and pressures similar to those found at the center of the Earth? You get an ultra-battery, capable of storing more condensed energy than any other battery ever built. The material used to make the "battery" is xenon difluoride (XeF2)

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An Energy Monitoring Brain Makes This Building the World’s First Zero Carbon Convention Center

An Energy Monitoring Brain Makes This Building the World’s First Zero Carbon Convention Center

It's not often (ever?) that a convention center is anything worth being excited about, but Ireland's new Convention Centre Dublin uses ingenius engineering and an omniscient mother brain to monitor and adjust itself. The result? Zero carbon footprint. Every aspect of the CCD's design has been f

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Sony Ericsson Begins Shipping the Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson Begins Shipping the Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson has finally gotten around to shipping yet another pedestrian Android offering, this time the Xperia X8. Much in the same vein as the X10 Mini, this handset features Android 1.6 and a custom SE interface. There is, naturally, a promised update to Android 2.1 by the end of the year, bu

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Magnets and Metal Nano-Particles Can Build You a New Liver

Magnets and Metal Nano-Particles Can Build You a New Liver

Between alcohol-fueled holidays and everyday health issues, some of us might eventually wind up needing new livers or some other organs. Turns out scientists could build us those new organs using metal nano-particles suspended in a magnetic field. The basic idea is that while researchers have

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Microsoft Silverlight 4.0.50401.0 Final

Microsoft Silverlight 4.0.50401.0 Final

Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. Silverlight is a free plug-in powered by the .NET framework that is compatible across multiple browsers, devices and operating sys

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Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1

What’s New in Firefox 3.0.1 Firefox 3.0.1 fixed several issues found in Firefox 3. Fixed several security issues. Fixed several stability issues. Fixed an issue where the phishing and malware database did not update on first launch. Under certain circumstances, Firefox

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Some of the most current categories having major progress, enjoy! All Tech News Computers Concepts Medical Biotechnology Material Science Nanotechnology Softwares Energy Sector Phones

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Modded Cell Phone Analyzes Blood to Detect HIV, Malaria, and More

Modded Cell Phone Analyzes Blood to Detect HIV, Malaria, and More

Scientists at UCLA modded an ordinary phone into a portable blood analyzer that can detect diseases at a very low cost. The hack could save lives in poorer areas that can't afford expensive equipment. Blood analysis usually requires either large and expensive equipment or a trained technician

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Opera 9.6 Faster, Stronger, Available Now

Opera 9.6 Faster, Stronger, Available Now

Opera just popped out the latest version of their desktop browser, 9.6. Besides being just plain faster, it adds feature improvements all around, like a new low-bandwidth mode in the built-in email client, expanded syncing (speed dial, search engines and notes), and RSS feed previews, so you c

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K-Lite Codec Pack 4.95 (Full)

K-Lite Codec Pack 4.95 (Full)

K Lite Codec Pack is a collection of VFW ACM codecs DirectShow filters and tools Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding playing audio and video formats The K Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files With the K Lit

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Nanotech Breakthrough Could Make Satellite Imaging 20x More Powerful

Nanotech Breakthrough Could Make Satellite  Imaging 20x More Powerful

Take a few of my favorite subjects: dots, satellites, and gold. Mix them together, and what do you get? A breakthrough from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that could revolutionize infrared detection. Somewhere, the Predator is jealous.

What the RPI researchers have managed to do increase detectivity in quantum dot-based IR detectors 20 times over—is particularly remarkable in that they’re able to greatly enhance the signal of the detector without also increasing the noise. They’ve done it by creating a “microlens,” that uses nanoscale gold to push light into tiny holes on the surface of the device:

The surface plasmon QDIPs are long, flat structures with countless tiny holes on the surface. The solid surface of the structure… is covered with about 50 nanometers – or 50 billionths of a meter – of gold. Each hole is about 1.6 microns – or 1.6 millionths of a meter – in diameter, and 1 micron deep. The holes are filled with quantum dots, which are nanoscale crystals with unique optical and semiconductor properties.

The interesting properties of the QDIP’s gold surface help to focus incoming light directly into the microscale holes and effectively concentrate that light in the pool of quantum dots. This concentration strengthens the interaction between the trapped light and the quantum dots, and in turn strengthens the dots’ ability to convert those photons into electrons. The end result is that Lin’s device creates an electric field up to 400 percent stronger than the raw energy that enters the QDIP.

But don’t worry, paranoiacs! This is an infrared satellite, so it’s not like those government satellites trained on your house are suddenly going to be looking at the whites of your eyes.

Instead, the use cases here range from better night-vision goggles, improved medical imaging, and advances in IR telescopes. Also: getting the upper hand against a team of commandos lost in the jungles of Central America, and/or Danny Glover. [PopSci]

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