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Saturday, October 18th, 2008
3:37 pm
[capthek]
For the nano interested.
So ever economic cycle in order to rebound, needs a huge devaluation of some kind. If you are lucky, some kind of technological fix comes along that allows for many products to be devalued. This sounds bad, but it happens all of the time. Last years fashions, as well as last years computers, are cheaper than this years due to improvements, right?

Well although we are in for a few years of a horrible economy, the sooner we can get these huge high tech improvements that many of us have been reading about for the past few years, the sooner we can soar!

Future planes, cars may be made of `buckypaper' (AP)

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20081018/ap_on_hi_te/tec_buckypaper

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's called "buckypaper" and looks a lot like ordinary carbon paper, but don't be fooled by the cute name or flimsy appearance. It could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made.

Buckypaper is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. Unlike conventional composite materials, though, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass.
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
3:43 am
[lost_aesthete]
Future Network News
For those of you with an interest in international politics, futurism, the environment, genetic modification, Peak oil, climate change, etc please watch my new webcast show

FNN - Future Network News
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leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Cheers.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
1:11 am
[capthek]
a little article about the emergence in nanotech investments...
If there is anything good about the housing bubble bursting is that finally, after over a decade of overinvestment in housing and consumer debt, investors are increasingly putting their cash into technology and areas that can actually benefit the population rather than just what makes a buck on hype. It may take a couple of years for this increase of investments to pay off, but at least there will be a payoff in productivity and general wealth.

Foolish Book Review: "An Empire of Wealth"
By Jack Uldrich November 5, 2007
http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2007/11/05/foolish-book-review-an-empire-of-wealth.aspx

This past summer while on vacation, I picked up a copy of John Steele Gordon's An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power. It was a fascinating and refreshingly easy read, and as the title might suggest, it offered a rich economic history of the United States.
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
2:05 pm
[capthek]
I know I already posted on this, but this new nanotechnology invention just blows my mind!
Over one terabyte capacity in a thumbdrive, the biggest of which hold 8gigabytes. So thats nearly 1000 times as much memory capaicty for all computer devicies, your phone, your ipod, your laptop, your PDA, crazy! Get this, YOU COULD RECORD VIDEO OF EVERY EVENT IN YOUR LIFE AND STORE IT ON YOUR LAPTOP! And this is going into production in APRIL OF 2009! INSANE! Will people by dvd's anymore? !!! I am geeking out!

How to fit 1TB of data on one tiny thumbdrive
New memory better, cheaper and more efficient than flash
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
6:23 pm
[capthek]
For the nanointerested...
This is actually super cool, a ten year jump in technological standards within 18 months?!? As many of you know, our economy has been down in the dumps lately, but large technological steps can get a stagnant economy moving again, cool! I haden't really seen anything on the technological horizon that wasn't just theoretical for quite some time. This jump will make many current products vastly out of date and strongly encourage the consumption of all new technological devices and it will encourage years of innovation.

Days May Be Numbered for Flash Memory
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/139081;_ylt=Au2xjcav_SkLvjvitr_dM3thr7sF
Maxwell Cooter, Techworld.com Tue Oct 30, 12:00 PM ET

The humble USB drive could soon be using a new type of memory thanks to research from the Arizona State University.

The college's Center for Applied Nanoionics (CANi) has developed a new technique for storing memory that could lead to flash memory being superseded in a number of years.

The new memory technology, which is known as programmable metallization cell (PMC), has been developed to counteract the physical limits of current memory storage technology. The college claimed that PMC could be a 1,000 times more efficient than existing flash memory and could enable devices like USB drives to greatly increase the memory of digital cameras, MP3 players and laptops.
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Saturday, October 20th, 2007
3:23 pm
[capthek]
Anybody want a free nanotechnology course?
Free 10-hour nanotechnology course
(Nanowerk News) In case you get bored this weekend and want to brush up on your nanotechnology skills, Glenn Fishbine has posted a free nanotechnology course on his website.
This material was produced as part of a 4-part ten hour course designed to introduce the scope of nanotechnology (Glenn grants use for educational purposes only).
If you are still bored after 10 hours, Glenn has also posted a much more amusing collection of previously published essays on nanotechnology and other topics – with the wacky title "I shoulda had the carp – for free download (pdf file; 3.6 MB) on his website.
Source: Glenn Fishbine

http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=2928.php
12:51 pm
[capthek]
What do you think?
http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/13/future-prediction-history-tech-future07-cx_de_mn_1015land.html

The above link is a good series of articles about how disappointing the "future" is so far. Well, at least we do have big tvs like the jetsons promised, and some predictions are better off not coming true, right?


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