World’s smallest 3D map of the world

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The world’s smallest map is composed of 500,000 pixels, each measuring 20 nm2 and was created in only 2.23 minutes.

Zurich scientists have created the world’s smallest 3D map – of the world.  IBM’s perfectly formed ‘nano-world’, has now been accepted by the Guinness World Record organization.  (Pics)

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14 major risks that used to only exist in science fiction novels

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50 Global Risks 2012 ncludes risks we don’t think about everyday like cyber neotribalism, the militarization of space, and a volcanic winter.

Risk management is a part of our everyday personal and professional lives. We know to look both ways before crossing the street. We also know that we must diversify our investment portfolios to mitigate the impact of a stock market crash.

But, what about the less obvious risks?

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HzO and WaterBlock technology can save your electronics

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Don’t worry if your electronics take a splash with HzO technology.

HzO’s award winning proprietary WaterBlock is cutting-edge technology that protects your valuable digital electronics from their number one nemesis: H2O.  Powerful and invisible, WaterBlock protects your devices on a molecular scale, by coating all the circuitry on your electronic devices so you can breathe easy no matter what the situation you find yourself in…

Article and photos by Thomas Frey reporting directly from CES in Las Vegas.

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Amazing magnetic bug could pave way to novel biotech and nanotech uses

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An international team of scientists have discovered and mined out a new type of magnetic bacteria.

Scientists have dentified, isolated and successfully grown  a new kind of magnetic bug that could open the way to biotech and nanotech uses,  reveals a study.

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Researchers develop paint-on solar cells

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Titanium dioxide nanoparticles coated with cadmium sulfide produced a yellow paste that, when painted onto a transparent conductive material, generates electricity.

The next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home could generate electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.

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Maximum Micro Tech: three new technologies explained

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Nanowick Cooling explained.

Some of the biggest breakthroughs in future tech revolve around some of the smallest materials on Earth. Even calling these technologies “micro” is magnitudes of measure larger than their actual tiny sizes. From the nano-scaled heat transfer of Nanowick Cooling down to the single atomic-level of Graphene and Quantum Computing, these white papers will help you wrap your head around the maximum potential of these miniscule technologies…

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Nanoparticle batteries could make technology like solar and wind power more practical

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Large batteries could be used for storing excess power from the electrical grid for future use.

New Stanford University research could point the way to large-scale, long-lasting power grid batteries. These kinds of batteries would be especially useful for making technologies like solar and wind power more practical, allowing vast amounts of storage to be stored for periods of time in which the skies are calm or overcast.

 

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NASA creates groundbreaking super black light absorbing material

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0.03-inch wide close-up of the super-black, carbon nanotube coating.

Even though NASA has drastically scaled back its missions into space, that doesn’t mean the agency has stopped research for the benefit of space exploration. Evidence of this comes in the form of a new, super-black material that just got unveiled during the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference.

NASA is claiming it is the most light absorbent material ever developed, and capable of absorbing 99% of ultraviolet, infrared, far-infrared, and visible light. That may not sound too impressive on its own until you find out what it can be used for and the benefits it brings…

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NeverWet – revolutionary new product that repels liquids

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NeverWet™ coatings are a featured product at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2011

NeverWet™ coatings are Superhydrophobic and Oleophobic. Water on NeverWet™ surfaces sits as an almost perfect sphere. Water beads “glide” over the surfaces like a skate gliding over ice, with almost no surface friction. Superhydrophobic surfaces such as the leaves of the lotus plant have surfaces that are highly hydrophobic, i.e., extremely difficult to wet.  “Oleophobic” (from the Greek (oleo) “oil”) refers to the physical property of a molecule that is repelled from oil.

 

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The world’s smallest battery is six times thinner than a bacterium

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Powerful but oh so small!

Your watch battery isn’t small. This battery is small. At six times thinner than a bacterium, Rice University’s new battery is 60,000 times smaller than a AAA battery…

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