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266 comments GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Thanks Karthi, A fun thing to do with this list is to create a concept

t map for them. So one concept area would be advances in intelligence, which might include Nano technology and Social Networking and Intelligence Machines, another concept area would be energy creation, supply and distribution, another area might be food, growing, and distribution, another might be economics. If we agreed a list of main categories then I would agree to going through the entire list and picking all those that fit one category. The overlaps would be interesting, but most importantly, it will probably be the combination of 2 or more advances that really shakes the ground we walk on, not any one on their own. But I can't handle 83 pages of ideas and still be sane at the end. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan @Graham, I think your underestimating Human Brain and its capacity , worth an attempt jump in :) 5 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson @Karthi, And if I go insane in the process, will you fund my stay in the big institution? ;-) On the basis that many brains are better than one, I will do one category if others will also choose one, we probably need 5 or 'volunteers'. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Graham. ( We can always bank on the banks of Ganges if something interesting like losing sanity happens ! ) It sounds a good idea to look out for volunteers to focus and consolidate viable concepts in to different product/service based on single Category from the above list to start with.

Suggestions and Volunteers, Please come forward . 5 months ago


TomStop Following Tom Kruer Interesting that you mention the opinion that more than one technology or innovation will combine to move us into the future. It is my take that we are seeing a growing trend toward "system solutions" where all types of technologies, old and new are interfacing to realize advances. 5 months ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Graham, funnily enough I did read a lot of them [more than half] with half an eye towards just that kind of nodal mapping and was singularly unimpressed with the scope of the thinking. A lot of areas that were NOT covered at all, or only covered in the most basic manner. A singular and somewhat disappointing lack of imagination. Was also somewhat underwhelmed by the quality of expression and language: it seems modern NS readers don't know how to wield language to enter concise and accurate information. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan This is very much in precise language :) ( in page 83 ) " Yum High food prices look likely to be with us for the next 30 years. At the same time we are burying or burning millions of tonnes of protein every year, in the form of dead people. If buried these bodies release methane; if burned they release carbon dioxide both global warming gases. The next big thing in engineering will be a network of factories for turning human protein into a safe, delicious foodstuff. We need to get over our taboos about death and use the last generation to support the next. " 5 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson My guess is that getting back anything from dead humans is a spec in the ocean. Other living creatures outnumber humans massively. We don't have high food prices, we have low wages. When incomes reach moderate levels food prices become a fraction of daily spend. Even in rich UK I have 12 lettuces growing on my window ledge, cost 1 as plants from the local market. All I had to do was pot them with soil from the garden. A lot if you are earning $1 a day, very little for almost everyone in the UK, the cost of 3 cigarettes, and many poor people smoke. If we invested in hi tech local food production (down to the level of per household) then it would be interesting to know how big a space I need to grow 50% of my food needs. My guess is it would not be that big. I can grow mushrooms in my loft, greens on my roof, and salad crops in my garden. If the local forests had fruit instead of unwanted timber, then we could all eat fairly healthily. We need imagination, not politicians. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan That is nice one Graham. That is how many rural / small town households lived and are living with numbers getting reduced slowly. The only problem is we have to see whether we are underestimating the ' Total labour ' involved in Lettuce production and consumption and are people willing to undertake that activity. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan For What labor ( reading ) people are inclined , Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_and_the_magic_washing_machine.html? awesm=on.ted.com_Washing&utm_content=awesm-bookmarklet&utm_medium=on.ted.comstatic&utm_source=facebook.com 5 months ago

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Graham Rawlinson Yes, so true, washing clothes and cooking are massive time consumers when you have very little. He talks with passion, and the core message is good, but I think, and I may be wrong, a small bit of his maths may be wrong. If you were to calculate how much energy consumption is used by human machines compared to washing machines doing the same task of washing clothes I think you would find washing machines win many times over. I am optimistic that some people and companies will realise that if they choose their machine design goals carefully they can design machines which will show a massive reduction in energy use for the poorest people, so maybe then they get some carbon credits for this? I read that reforestation is occurring on a massive scale simply because poor people are moving into cities. England had very few trees when the Romans arrived, they had all been used for housing and fuel. It is not industrialisation that is not green, it is population growth and the wrong industrialisation. Build washing machines that do not need hot water (most now don't and most don't need washing powder either). Build them so a donkey can turn them or, much better, so they run on efficient solar panels (make them smaller and have them use little water). Design cooking machines that run on solar power or just heat storage, and so on. There is no science that says machines are not green, the opposite is true, only bad machines are not green. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Ten Innovative Ways to do the Laundry http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/03/18/ten-innovative-ways-to-do-the-laundry/ 5 months ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Graham, the problem which tends to get overlooked in calculating energy usages in any so-called labour saving or utile object in the domestic environment is the life-cycle or end to end energy: the energies of manufacture and disposal, and the ease with which products can be upgraded, modified or repaired. Making energy-efficient washing machines has already cost society at large, and any given manufacturer, many many times more energy than will be consumed during its productive life: from extraction and refining of raw materials [e,g, aluminium, stainless steel] through to the research and testing labs, the supply chains to and from the various plants and to the consumer. In addition, it's fairly easy to show that as systems complexity has increased - the complexity of the washing machine itself - so too has the fragility; 40-50 years ago a really well made washing machine [although energy wasteful] could easily be expected to last 25-30 years, could easily be maintained and fixed during that lifecycle, and was relatively easily disposed of with few environmental consequences. Today that is no longer true. We need to be considering the *entire* end to end lifecycle, and also looking at the "no user

serviceable parts" culture and its conseuqences, as well as reconsidering how we best move manufacture and assembly closer to the point of use and reduce unecessary shipping movements. 5 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Hi Robert, I could no agree more, which is why I would like design to have a different focus. When I was in Spain on a Finca with only Solar power after I did my research I found that 'green' labelled washing machines were green because of low water usage but used more electricity. The water on the Finca was direct from the mountain, not even pumped, so we needed low electricity and high water usage, but trying to find this 'old fashioned' washing machine was next to impossible! I agree on needing to count manufacture etc energy costs, but to balance that we do need to count the full 'lifecycle' costs of human labour. In some places a waterwheel washing machine, tumbled by the water flow, could be made from wood and could last 30 years I would think? I have never seen one yet so many women wash clothes in the local rivers. A good design is needed to create the tumble action which then allows slow moving rivers to make it work. For cooking the old 'hearth' style worked very well, a balance of house heating and cooking instantly available. The new instant energy devices are only good for instant food! 5 months ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Graham Yes to the engineering design principles of - for example - washing directly in the river [mechanically or otherwise], but the problem is that it pollutes the river for downstream users. We need to ally such 'simple' machinery with better simpler water-treatment methods which can trap and filter [or reprocess/recycle] the effluents. This is about teaching engineers and technologists [and society at large] to look at bigger pictures and search for simpler least impact solutions. 5 months ago

PaulStop Following Paul Peters Robert, The increase in complexity of machines does not have to equate to higher fragility. Major influences there are cost-cutting mania to use the cheapest parts and sell it for the highest possible price, as well as 'planned obsolesence'. Most products are built to fail.

This is going to be particularly interesting with the next generation of materials... what if carbon nano fiber sheets are more than affordable and with advanced sorts of glue you can stick it anywhere. This means that household products, or the walls of your gardenshed can have a strength approaching that of a diamond. It's going to ruin a lot of manufacturing firms which implemented a corporate perpetuating model where lifetimes of products have significantly reduced. Did you know that EU guidelines allow a producer to advertise the products with the word 'biological' (and variants) if at least 1% of its ingredients are of an organic nature? 5 months ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Paul, completely agree the complexity/fragility equation [and associated risk issues] is itself far more complex than one might otherwise think if one hasn't done such analysis; in my defence I'd say that I wasn't attempting a full systems analysis but simply ilustrating a fact of society and of consumer life over the last 50 years - that most products [including washing machines] have become more complex _and_ more fragile. You're quite correct to point at lower cost/quality parts and materials, and at planned obsolescence by manufacturers, as well as in pointing out that this is going to lead to some "interesting" moments in the near future as old-style thinking meets new-style requirements for modularity, repairability/sustainability, local means of production etc. Too many companies have an innate and well reified belief in their "right" to continue in business forever; many failures of management seem to arise from attempts to continue such a business past the original point or goals of that business. I suspect that one of the newer models for business we're likely to see in coming years will be short-term: a business or consortium set up to achieve very specific goals, deliver on them, and then fold. One of the more interesting projects going on at the moment is the open source reprap printer: a 3D printer whose design goal includes the capacity to make its own next generation of 3D printer, or be used to make copies of itself. When every home can "print" devices or products at home at relatively low cost, or where a relatively low-cost but larger scale version of a 3D printer can be shared by a community, then the entire "raw materials to factory to supply chain to consumer" process looks very different, as do the economic models. Ally such processes to newer materials such as those carbon nano fibre sheets and the future looks very very different. As for the EU labelling schemes: yes I did know. It's idiocy: but no democratic system is [or can be] perfect. It's also an entirely logical and predictable outcome of an overly complex bureaucratic process covering so many different cultures and legal infrastructures. It's a question of weighing the benefits of such a system against the inevitable idiocies and downsides. On the whole I think Europe and its people are better off for the existence of the Union. 5 months ago

PaulStop Following Paul Peters Robert,, Let's discuss this offline. Graham and i have been discussing possibilities which cover most aspects here, and we're nearing a stage that should be mature enough to try get the rest funded. Giovanni is also interested to help out when the whole vision crystalizes into an offering. Essentially it is a combination of several 'big ideas' coming together, and it forms a quite accurate picture of the industrial landscape of the future.. but the key is to get enough traction with a buzzword compliant killer app. We briefly touched on this around Christmas already. The cool thing with 3D printing is indeed the idea of 'printing', to have a production means with a local maximum degree of interchangeability and this is already happening in high-tech to a certain extend, but its going to increase, speed up, and eventually many parts of the manufacturing will be as flexible as software. As far as the EU goes, i didn't mean to ridicule the effort, i just think many aspects of our daily life are better dealt with by scientists than by politicians. One of the neighbours here led the health research for the EU, and he often walks by with an irritated red head about the political games.. such as a lively discussion in German parliament about the distance between pieces of farmland with GM and non-GM foods, whereas publically available EU Research, the recommended information sources for governmental decision making and well known with the head of the departments, shows that such a distinction does not exist.. In fact, when GM corn was being experimented with, pollen fly around and every piece of corn on the surface of this planet is GM corn to a certain extend. With the increase of affordable 'fit for purpose' production means, which can allow for small-serie production addressing such a situation as Graham describes, the technological means get more and more in tune with addressing the mix of wants and needs.. On the whole this may even reduce the number of politicians and marketeers whom for the most, i think, are best suited for the Soilent Green type of scenario that Karthi referred to.. 5 months ago

Follow Ian Ian W Things people want are land, water, food, health, comfort and being left alone and happy. I think a house that generated its own water, heating, lighting solves the land, water, comfort, and

being left alone. So that leaves health and happiness. 5 months ago

Follow james james gee Please count me as one of your volunteers. 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Rome Lab's supercomputer is made up of 1,700 off-the-shelf PlayStation 3 gaming consoles http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/rome_labs_supercomputer_is_mad.html 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The City of Sydney is planning now to ensure we achieve the Sydney we want by 2030. The plan responds to the challenges of global warming, rising oil prices, declining housing affordability and growth suggesting five Big Moves to make Sydney more sustainable, vibrant and successful. Alongside the five Big Moves are ten strategic directions and many hundreds of small steps, that, delivered through partnerships, will transform Sydney to the green, global, connected city of the 2030 vision. http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/2030/thedirections/Default.asp 5 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Third-Generation Display Technology: Nominally Transparent Material This paper studies the feasibility of the 3G Display Technology (DT) with Technology S-Curves, and presents possible business models and technology strategies which may be generated from it.

Additional subsets of business models may be derived for a wide range of industry applications http://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art178/605 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. awesome tech products at DEMO Build-your-own iPhone and Android apps, cloud services, photo tools and more on display at DEMO Spring 2011. http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2011/022811-demo.html#slide3 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced a new national program intended to spur clean-energy innovation, in remarks at a forum at MIT on Tuesday. The Department of Energy program, dubbed Americas Next Top Energy Innovator, http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/startup-america-event-0330.html 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over TWO THOUSAND! are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the alphabetic Glossary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 3,200 Science Fiction in the News articles. http://www.technovelgy.com/ 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan For Some Entrepreneurs, Moon Is Money http://gigaom.com/2011/04/04/for-powerset-founder-moon-is-money/ 4 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D health and happiness is self generated, so arriving the other matters with a sustainable income should make one's life nearly perfect. Our new Eden! 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Great Doug. Have you seen this article http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/OtherArticles/GNHPaperbyAlejandro.pdf and http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/ 4 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D No , I could not open it for some reason. But generally, if I have to internet research on how to be happy as an advanced adult, I am already beyond help. You have to find yourself first in life...it's not complicated..but it does take full awareness and living in truth. 4 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D I was amazed the National Academy of Sciences picked these as the most imaginative future ideas. To me it was like they hired temporary video gamers to select the next Halo version. It was most Un-imaginative. 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan I get your point, it is the search within us which gives peace and happiness. I am not sure which idea you are pointing to regarding NAS ! 4 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Regarding NAS, no just generally disappointed in their lack of vision. 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Swedish physicists on the E-cat: Its a nuclear reaction In some way a new kind of physics is taking place. Its enigmatic, but probably no new laws of nature are involved. We believe it is possible to explain the process with known laws of nature, said Hanno Essn, associate professor of theoretical physics and a lecturer at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and chairman member of the board (chairman until April 2) of the Swedish Skeptics Society. http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energi_miljo/energi/article3144827.ece 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Above Sea Level , Dr Chris Moody of Isis Enterprise explains how a technology once used to locate submarines has recently been redeveloped by scientists at the Science and Technology Centre in the Ukraine into a vital diagnostic tool, Cardiomox, for cardiac disorders such as arrhythmias and arterial blockages. http://www.isis-innovation.com/documents/AboveSeaLevel.pdf 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Key challenges in future Li-battery research Abstract: Batteries are a major technological challenge in this new century as they are a key method to make more efficient use of energy. Although todays Li-ion technology has conquered the portable electronic markets and is still improving, it falls short of meeting the demands dictated by the powering of both hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles or by the storage of renewable energies (wind, solar). There is room for optimism as long as we pursue paradigm shifts while keeping in mind the concept of materials sustainability. Some of these concepts, relying on new ways to prepare electrode materials via eco-efficient processes, on the use of organic rather than inorganic materials or new chemistries will be discussed. Achieving these concepts will require the inputs of multiple disciplines. http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/368/1923/3227.full.pdf 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan A*STAR Science & Engineering Technology Offers http://www.exploit-tech.com/cos/o.x?c=/etp_tec/pagetree&func=view&rid=6094 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Impressive list of Star-up Ventures Allied Minds Executive Team Allied Minds is a U.S. private equity corporation capitalized and owned by international investors. We have offices in London, England, Boston, MA, and Los Angeles, CA. Our executive team has an extensive background in domestic and global markets. http://www.alliedminds.com/News/Press.htm 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Leonid . VSM looks more of a conglomeration of lot ideas packaged in to a philosohpy :) 4 months ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana One item that is been worked out in several locations is self-sufficient living units, these are living systems where habitants share everything and provide the labor need for every activity. People grow plants, clean, do the laundry, prepare the food, teach and entertain the kids, fix what needs to be fixed, etc. Solar energy, recycling systems, common stoves, AC, etc. Economic ventures, income and expenses are shared by families. Pretty much integral coops. All that may sound complex to some, but it is not. Just common sense. 4 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Yes, I have heard of these , sort of like the Disney concept of retaining local employees but outbound to the city or townships. The most difficult is finding truly committed "common minds" to assure a success. 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan @Oscar That is how Joint families and a extension of it , traditional communities are functioning . The market forces is the one which promoted nuclear families forcing to buy out everyday service / product requirements from others for money. What is different and new in your proposal, a sort of highlights will do good. 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan When it is sharing the work load in a community co-operatives, this article nicely highlights some issues, Baby-Sitting the Economy The baby-sitting co-op that went bust teaches us something that could save the world. By Paul Krugman http://www.slate.com/id/1937/ 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan No wonder Sweden is rated No. 1 in Innovation, http://ki.se/ki/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=130&a=121077&l=en&newsdep=130 4 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Yep, this type of vision and support are what remains missing in our world's Energy progress. I applaud them for taking the risk and initiative. With 40 diverse projects in this deal, surely 10% of them will make a some positive and significant difference. 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Innovator: Bruce Thomas's Projection Technology http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_18/b4226043141017.htm? campaign_id=innovation_related 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Floating Solar, " Phil Connor, Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Sunengy, and also the inventor of the LSA, has said that he believes India is the best possible proving ground for his LSA technology and feels that his floating power plants might best be suited to placement just behind hydro-electric dams, where he suggests they might serve as giant batteries, effectively doubling capacity at a site while taking up no additional land space. " http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-india-solar-energy-power-video.html 4 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The Smart List: 12 Shocking Ideas That Could Change the World http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-10/ff_smartlist 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan How To Spend Billions: 11 Brilliant Tech Acquisitions " Instead of lambasting those who got it wrong, we thought we'd celebrate those who got it right and show you the 11 smartest tech acquisitions of the past 5 years. How do we measure "smartest"? We don't. This is our own purely subjective assessment. " Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/smartest-tech-acquisitions-2011-4##ixzz1KrfljWHx 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Interesting articles, Innovation Design and Management through Technological, Competitive, Systemic, Creative and Strategic Intelligence (5i) http://www.kognitech.com/Articulos/5i_Rivera.pdf and a thesis , INNOVATION COMMERCIALISATION PROCESS FROM THE FOUR KNOWLEDGE BASES PERSPECTIVE http://lib.tkk.fi/Diss/2007/isbn9789512286478/isbn9789512286478.pdf 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Solar Power from the Moon A Japanese company is pitching an alternative energy plan thats out of this worldand potentially the largest public infrastructure project in human history. http://www.wfs.org/content/solar-power-moon 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Looking for quality Ideas and opportunity. Fet 11 Logo The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan NeuroVigil iBrain mind-reading tech is big business A device called iBrain is one of the creations of San Diego neurotechnology firm NeuroVigil, founded by Dr Philip Low, who holds appointments at both MIT and Stanford University. It's a flexible cap designed to monitor patients' brains and help diagnose sleep disorders as well as diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/mind-reading-technology-is-worth-more-than-earlygoogle-and-facebook-thanks-to-mystery-investor/story-fn5fsgyc-1226049927788 3 months ago


karthikeyan arumugathandavan Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit to honor Artemis Top 50 companies. http://artemistop50.com/information/2010-winners/ 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. Companies whose ideas are rated as Top Innovators of that Region, http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/2011/innovators 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Past is true because of present , Future will be impossible possibility because of present possibility :) 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Silk, the ancient material of the future http://www.ted.com/talks/fiorenzo_omenetto_silk_the_ancient_material_of_the_future.html? utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2011-0510&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email 3 months ago

Follow Iordanka Iordanka Aleksandrova Today, the commercial construction industry faces numerous competing, and often conflicting, priorities - from tighter budgets to building greener, while still needing to retain high quality. This environment requires a careful look at more advanced building techniques. A new school built with SIPs, the School reduced close-in time by nearly 80 percent - from a typical 118 - 220 days to only 45 days. Using SIPs saved the district approximately one million dollars in direct construction costs. Direct savings in building costs, indirect savings in energy costs, running the building, be it a school, hospital, public or private building. Why, in this green age, where prifit margins are tight, is this produbt not used more? Using our SIPS could save YOU the same. 3 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Structured Insulated Panels or SIP, for those who do not know, are certainly being used in construction but not extensively fro only two reasons. First, they are too expensive for building materials savings and secondly there are simply not enough training programs available to take advantage of this technology. The idea started in the late 1930 as highly effective insulation and later incorporating styrofoam to make it even more efficient. Still, it simply has not taken off. Green certainly, but unfortunately its bigger green dollars. 3 months ago

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Iordanka Aleksandrova I dont agree Doug, about the costs, mainly because 25% manpower can build 30% faster than with the old system. As for training, yes I agree, however, many companies give training (certainly here in Europe) the training is minimal due to the east of use of the product. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWGxkmiUR1A&playnext=1&list=PL70509B4DA5553D63 is just one example of the many videos available on Youtube for example. It is the hidden savings until you view the bottom line, they are not seen. I believe, the only negative point is that less workers are required, leading to possibly a smaller total employed workforce? 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan One issue with SIP is they can burn themselves in case of Fire and to make as Fire retardant is more costly and they are not economical compared to gypsum boards which are strong and fire safe - from what I know. 3 months ago

Follow Iordanka Iordanka Aleksandrova Sorry Karthikeyan, this is not correct, due to the very nataure of the composition os SIPS panels. See this video made by a Canadian maker of SIPS panels. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nxZFo-ICPo There are several other youtube video tests 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Lordanka. 3 months ago


Follow Iordanka Iordanka Aleksandrova You are welcome Karthikeyan, Ideas for a better future are usually already here, we just dont know about them! Take solar power, it is as old as mankind, just now we can do it more efficiently. In India, my partner visited another eco project, bio energy, they have been using the same way for

over 100 years! near that one is one of the latest projects, does the same, just with more technology and on an industrial scale! We use a catch phrase in our company: What YOU want is only constrained by 2 factors, YOUR imagination and YOUR budget. 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan True, I have lot of imagination , do you have Budget :) 3 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Lordanka, back to costs. I was speaking about "purchasing" costs of SIPs for construction projects-- which are high-- not what savings in manpower could occur to justify the purchase. The people are going to remain no matter what new product shows up. If the value proposition for SIP is "reduce your staff and buy more SIP" this will not convince anyone. On-time building schedules are person-power sensitive. 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan @Lordanka, I just came across this one http://castwall.com/en/foaming.html 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Novelda Nanoscale Impulse Radar designed for ETSI and FCC compliance http://www.novelda.no/ 3 months ago

Follow Iordanka Iordanka Aleksandrova Hi Karthikeyan, Yes, we know this system, it is a very good material. Building time is compareble in labour costs with standard building prectices. Not sure about the current costs, when we looked, like all new products is was more expensive to build but casts to the owner coucl be recovered in 7-10 years in terms of energy saving. Much of our "green focus" has been in terms of carbon footprinting so it would depend on where it is produced in relation to where it is used. In N. Europe, houses are being built with straw bales for example, very efficient, very safe despite peoples initial conception! However, they would not suit our criteria for those areas where such products are not readily available. It is why we chose to produce and market our product. Hight insulation/thermal value, clean, efficient, easily transportable and despite many preconceived ideas, bottom line cheap! I will quote, again, an article in a North American Journal: A new school built with SIPs, the School reduced close-in time by nearly 80 percent - from a typical 118 - 220 days to only 45 days. Using SIPs saved the district approximately one million dollars in direct construction costs. 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The Rise of Backyard Biotech Powered by social networking, file sharing, and e-mail, a new cottage industry is bringing niche drugs to market. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/06/the-rise-of-backyard-biotech/8487/ 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Research Firm Increases NFC Phone Forecast on Heels of Isis Shift

http://www.nfctimes.com/news/research-firm-increases-nfc-phone-forecast-heels-isis-shift 3 months ago


karthikeyan arumugathandavan " taking the craft several inches into the air for about 4 seconds," University of Marylands human-powered helicopter fly http://www.sciencenewsline.com/apps/news/read?f=2011051410040000&n=3 --3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. Fastest Growing U.S. Industries: IBISWorld http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/18/ten-growing-industriesibisworld_n_862754.html#s279469&title=6_Correctional_Facilities 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan the winners of the Artemis Project Top 50 On May 17, 2011 in Toronto, The Artemis Project announced the winners of the Artemis Project Top 50 competition. The competition identifies the most promising companies that are applying innovation in the market to address todays dire water challenges. http://artemistop50.com/ 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. RED HERRING EUROPE FINALISTS The Red Herring editorial team selected the Finalists for the 2011 Red Herring 100 Europe Award. This group of 200 companies is the short list for the Top 100 Europe award. They are the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The Finalists are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

http://www.herring100.com/RHE/2011/finalists.html 3 months ago


karthikeyan arumugathandavan I think the structure shown is fullerene . What I generally understand in systems sciences is that they pick up latest scientific developments ( physics , chemistry , .. ) like quantum, antimatter.... uncertainty to weave a appealing socioeconomic theory which literally makes simple things complex and truly complex matters cryptographic , what is the use when it cannot be understood ! :) 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Exciting features for mobile & computers Human-Computer Interaction group http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/baudisch/publications.html 3 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Our ideas are like bank account, they have no value . http://www.newandimproved.com/fun/?page=10 2 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Wow, Karthi, this is a gem! Art has a real place in changing our minds about what we think we think! Thank you. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Welcome Graham . * ---------------From Forbes,

1. Names You Need To Know In 2011 ' Our readers and contributors will always be smarter than a few editors. So when we wanted to know what people, places, ideas and products we'll be talking about next year, we threw it to the crowd. The response has stunned us. One blog post on Oct. 26 generated hundreds of comments and thousands of tweets, and Facebook and LinkedIn mentions. With your help we intend to keep the conversation alive in the coming months--with new names, trends and ideas nominated by readers. For now, these are 50 names you think we need to know in 2011. ' http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/12/names-you-need-to-know-2011-forbes-technologycrowdsource_slide_3.html 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan No stickers. No squares. Just pay with FaceCash. https://www.facecash.com/versus/index.html 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Israeli-Startups-for-2011 For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). VC Cafe took note, and now we bring you the full list of top 50 Israeli startups in English http://www.vccafe.com/vc-cafe/special-top-50-israeli-startups-for-2011/ 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Okay Leonid, we will at least renovate :) 2 months ago


Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D I assume that VSM stands for Very Short Memory... Innovating the future is already going on everyday by millions of scientist, engineers, medical doctors, inventors, regular people and artist as well. Inspiration, research, build specification,

validation, cost specifications, assembly, test, verification, documentation, repeatability verification, plan, execution and maintain. This is what you must do, this is protocol, always has been, and if followed it you will accomplish your goal. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Digital Ants To Tackle Virus Menace! http://www.crazyengineers.com/digital-ants-to-tackle-virus-menace-402/ 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Interesting Study / Report Robots in Healthcare http://www.tno.nl/downloads/TNOKvL_report_RoboticsforHealthcare1.pdf 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Is Sodium the Future Formula for Energy Storage? The volatile metal in NaCl could become a staple in industrial batteries. Its a work in progress thats gone on for decades. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/is-sodium-the-future-formula-for-energy-storage/ 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Generally, alternating current (AC) would not be appropriate for the electrolysis needed to sustain a NaCI battery, since the "cathode" and "anode" are constantly switching places AC produces explosive mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen. So it would have to be DC current end to end. We would still need to quickly vent the gases away from the source etc.., but sure it would work within an excellent product design. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Doug. Nice to have an Expert's view :) One more related news, Vinod Khosla Slaps Energy Storage With Some Tough Love The VC investor recognizes the value of storage, questions the technologies being applied, and alienates most of the industry. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/vinod-khosla-with-some-tough-love-for-energystorage/ 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, Well Vinod stated what I would have hope to so eloquently state if I would have been the speaker at that conference. Storage via batteries means to me that we remain at 1G development levels (technically) on power storage. While I think "smart grids" are more than dangerous and a certain homeland security nightmare, "smart electronic storage' is less expensive to build, more efficiently responsive, and thus should be or become our 21st century pursuit. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan So, there seems to be a big element of truth behind pursuing ( Super Smart ) LTE in Power Semiconductors / Power Electronics for power transform and storage - Thanks again. 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, Yes, I think it would be the giant technology leap needed in power storage and instant supply use. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Solar Inverters: Losses Are Cut in Half A switching trick makes it possible to cut the losses of a series-production inverter in half and increase the efficiency from 96 to 98 percent. The HERIC-topology makes it possible to achieve a world-record efficiency of more than 99 percent. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110526091250.htm 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Airbus presents a panoramic view of 2050 http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/airbus-presents-apanoramic-view-of-2050/ 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar There was an interesting discussion in scientific american on brain limitations Human intelligence may be close to its evolutionary limit. Various lines of research suggest that most of the tweaks that could make us smarter would hit limits set by the laws of physics. Brain size, for instance, helps up to a point but carries diminishing returns: brains become energyhungry and slow. Better wiring across the brain also would consume energy and take up a disproportionate amount of space. Making wires thinner would hit thermodynamic limitations similar to those that affect transistors in computer chips: communication would get noisy. Humans, however, might still achieve higher intelligence collectively. And technology, from writing to the Internet, enables us to expand our mind outside the confines of our body. CAN THE NET AND THE YOGA PROVIDE THE MEANS 2 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Hi Suresh, I am sure Yoga helps, as does healthy eating, good exercise and a 'right attitude'. Looking after the hardware has got to be a good idea, if you don't believe that I bet your car runs badly. Then we have looking after the software. I think it is reasonable to speak of how our minds are

embedded and extended quite naturally, this is how they are designed to work. When I get into a car, or a van, or on a motorbike, my mind extends my body to match the wholeness of the machine and me, so if I go fast through a narrow gap I narrow my human body as if it is also narrowing by machine body. In the same way, I am an extended and multiminded person other people are part of my mind, and other things, most especially those things I find precious, down to my favourite books on the bookshelf. Ever felt that fear when you think you have lost one of those books? It is real fear, yes? This extension and embeddedness has good and bad points. The good is that it brings speed to my ability to modify things according to this extended mind of mine (exactly the same advantage for embedding the car body into mine). The bad is that slowly it loads stuff which eventually slows me down. I have embeddedness and extendedness which for some things is no longer needed nor useful. It is a good idea therefore to dump stuff, either totally or somewhere else, hence eventually to your point about the NET. Care has to be taken though because just loading stuff into the NET does not necessarily remove it from my system. It is as if I have a MIcrosoft brain, copies are made all over the place. Maybe this is why you suggest Yoga and the NET! The other problem with the NET is that I end up having an even more extended and embedded mind or minds. I have tried to capture some of these points in my book, Judgement Day, and I am hoping to run a workshop in LA next April to cover them more, with others. I think this future where we understand how our minds will develop in association with the extended intelligence capacity of the NET is where we get to be really more intelligent, it will bring interesting times and hopefully greater wisdom and morality. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Yoga works on virtual Ether and psychical body , Net works on physical Ether and virtual Minds :) 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar I would rather put it as vital and material domains ,since there is a physicality about mind and spirit that one comes to experience Nice comments there,Karthikeyan 2 months ago

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Prof.Suresh Kumar Hi Graham, A very apt analytical frame that u have provided for my thoughts. Many mental images are embeded that are more an overburden ,and refining mental imagery is partly achieved in sleep,though in awareness yoga and NET can do it for u 2 months ago

Follow james james gee Hi, Graham My name is James Yue Gee. I am very interested in the topic that you are discussing about. And I am trying to do some research and development toward this direction. My specialty background is in the area of databases and Internet. Would you please some references, including books and papers, to me? Please contact with me via email: james.y.gee@gamil.com Thank you very much. James 2 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Hi James, Fairly extensive booklists are available in two of my books, How to Invent Almost Anything, (now an Ebook) and Judgement Day, also an Ebook. http://amzn.to/iOyowj But how does one capture a lifetime of thinking about thinking? I could name Edeleman's Second Nature, or I could name Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, some have tumbled over thoughts in a more artistic intuitive way, others have a bit more hard edged reasoning to them. I would suggest Robert Pirsig, but also Milan Kundera, but Kafka and Dostoevsky, and maybe Shakespeare, but also Kant. My latest one page a week book is Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen, Figments of Reality, I am reading and re reading a page and finally getting it, but I think they make sense if you can see the other stuff about AI, and Zen, and neuroscience. I am optimistic that many different threads are looking to be coherent. I will Email you directly but I thought others might like to know where some book references are. You and others will find a number of them if you just Google Graham Rawlinson and search my various papers over the years. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan "The purpose of a system is what it does", "According to the cybernetician the purpose of a system is what it does. This is a basic dictum. It stands for bald fact, which makes a better starting point in seeking understanding than the familiar attributions of good intention, prejudices about expectations, moral judgment or sheer ignorance of circumstances." ----------- well known Author :) 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Recent research in cognitive science is bridging the explanatory gap between science and philosophy,though the gulf is still wide. Functionalism in cybernetics is only a partial perspective since that does not explain it all ,as per brain scientists. The phenomenology still remains a hard problem,even for neuroscientists ,and functionalist and epiphenomenalist views are being rejected ,rather than being reinforced by brain science. It has come to prove mystic states ,and its brain bilogy-brain has a circuitry to perhaps transcend itself. Though reported in mainstream science ,there is yet no braod consensus on it. But the direction is clear despite physicalism and reductionism in science 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Prof. Kumar, I realize you are just referencing something here, but do your yourself subscribe to this? As far as I know as a scientist, bridging the explanatory gap between science and philosophy" or finding some common linear expression would not be in anyone's best interest. We as Scientists deal or try significantly to deal unemotionally with facts. The interpretation of these facts arrive from differing peoples, including ourselves, having diverse but learned philosophies to explain the work or results. I rather think no one is truly interested in "bridging anything" embracing this subject because it would negate the arrival methods to formulate a truth. 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Doug ,bridging the gap is in everybody`s interest whether the scientist or philospher would like it,as Leonid`s link amply indicate-Leonid ,nice link there---=On the one side todays ICT should permit a nervous system for a global organization of human activities. On the other side technical, social, ecological and climate challenges are becoming sharper and there is a need to revise old fashion institutions to solve humanitys deep problems. Weiner himself looked forward to that bridge despite his firm belief in the pwer of the science and technology era 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it's trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: "charter cities," city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations. (Could Guantnamo Bay become the next Hong Kong?) http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_romer.html -------------------------------------------------------------2 months ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Hi Doug, I think I am with Suresh on this one, though I might go further and say that the gap actually exists only because both sides are in the wrong place! The 'nervous system' is not a conduit for thinking or feeling, it is feeling and thinking, and scientists can no more make unemotional decisions than can artists or people who are mad. So when Karthi quotes the purpose (could be said as function) of the system is what it does he is right, but this does not mean end product or essence of end product, it means all and everything, warts and all. Coherent emergence of properties from complex systems allows for some value in patterning, modelling, but the model is never completely what is, and only for some things are those kinds of rational models useful. For many complex things models are not so useful except as metaphorical models. Science uses both types but often, or almost always, scientists do not declare which they are using where and often mix the two. My test of good science is where is is suggested even if not explicit, what is a metaphorical model and what is a model of an emergent property. The speed of light is for me an emergent property, the laws of evolution are metaphorical models. They are in different worlds. Stewart and Cohen talk about parochial and universal, but I think both of these are metaphorical. 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar That isright,Graham-u have put it well.A synergistic platform should emerge and perhaps spirituality [not religion]can lead there with its mind refining processes and transcendence ,as well as a more objective perception of reality 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan There is no Spiritualism without religion. It is way of usurping good ideas and concepts from one to the other and religion is ' The highest form of science ' as per my spiritualism :) 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Paul Romer`s prescriptions are for a capitalist regime and control over the world ,thru the avatar of charter cities -much like the promise of stranglehold of the west in a new format ,and Romer is a camouflaged messiah for that. The growth of China nd India ,and the BRIC AND BASIC r threatening the capitalist hegemony ,and that growth is not from globalisation or privatisation or capitalist conversions. It is part of the cultural cycle -these very places were rich and growing ,and contributed to more than 60 percent of world GDP in the 15-16 centuries. Now the cycle is coming back ,and many studies have reported on the process. Now,the west is threatened and they want to snatch away the credit and lay their hands on the loot as old ,and people like Romer romes about to chatter about Charter cities ,as a charter for for return of the west,back into a losing game 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar That is right Karthikeyan-spiritualism is the process to religion ,in the true sense-what I was referring to was the present misunderstood narrow confines. In fact religion is about training mind to perceive reality most objectively ,and without bias. The symbolism of ancient texts have been so misunderstood that religion now stands for the most biased form of spirituality. That is why I wanted to refer to spiritualism alone,since it is nt as yet so grossly misunderstood and vilified notion 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh, I understand the hesitancy to link both...........and where it will lead to.....!!. 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Not sure how all these matters roll up into anything more than many individual matters, albeit each well stated, but still remain individual matters. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan As long as every Individual is Good, nothing matters :) 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Is not goodness and taking care of each other on this planet what we are "suppose" to achieve! 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan We are ' suppose to ' and there ends the matter with just setting the targets..........many times ! 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Amen! 2 months ago


karthikeyan arumugathandavan How EMMA will change nuclear energy as we know it http://www.pennenergy.com/index/power/display/7199833783/articles/pennenergy/power/nuclear/ 2011/june/how-emma_will_change.html 2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar A useful link ,that was. In the LIFE project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL, using technology developed at the National Ignition Facility, the goal to is to use fuel pellets of Deuterium and Tritium surrounded by a fissionable (or fertile) blanket to produce energy for electrical power generation. Hybrid Nuclear Fusion is the use of a combination of nuclear Fusion and Fission processes the University of Texas at Austin is developing a system based on the tokamak fusion reactor, optimising for nuclear waste disposal versus power generation. A significant project is underway as well in France, the LMJ. When it was first proposed, ICF appeared to be a practical approach to fusion power production, but experiments during the 1970s and '80s demonstrated that the efficiency of these devices was much lower than expected.More recent advances suggest that major gains in performance are possible, once again making ICF attractive for commercial power generation-2 months ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is a process where nuclear fusion reactions are initiated by heating and compressing a fuel target. almost all ICF devices to date have used lasers. The heated outer layer explodes outward, and sending shock waves into the center.-- shock waves can compress and heat the fuel at the center so much that fusion reactions occur. The energy released by these reactions will then heat the surrounding fuel, which may also begin to undergo fusion. ICF is one of two major branches of fusion energy research, the other being magnetic confinement fusion. To date most of the work in ICF has been carried out in the United States, and generally has seen less development effort than magnetic approaches-though ,of late this has been changing with technological advances. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Optical amplifier with world record low noise

http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Optical-amplifier-with-world-record-low-noise.aspx 2 months ago


Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar It will definitely enable connecting cities, countries and continents more efficiently and lead to better Internet traffic optical phase-sensitive amplifiers are known to be capable of realizing noiseless amplification, as well as improving the signal-to-noise-ratio of optical links by 3 dB compared to conventional links-esentially erbium-doped fibre amplifier-based links. The new development reported in NATURE PHOTONICS promises even doubling that 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Feature - Wireless grids: Squeezing a grid onto a widget The purpose of WiGiT (Wireless Grids innovation Testbed), according to the Syracuse University project leader Lee McKnight, is to refine open specifications for a wireless grid standard, and create a stable platform for experimentation http://www.isgtw.org/feature/feature-wireless-grids-squeezing-grid-widget 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Nice University Project...don't they have to go through the IEEE and the FCC for spectrum testing? You just can't standup a private test bed grid of antennas! 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan ISM will not help ? 2 months ago


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Doug Linman, Ph.D Not sure what you mean by ISM, do you mean International, Scientific and Medical radio bands? if so, these are not meant for any megabyte traffic, they were meant for short data streams of very basic information, so I am not sure why this is such a media cause looking to establish another wireless Grid for very small data for an "experimental" network layer? Who needs this, or what is the needs statement on this, I just do not get it. If its supporting students working on projects for grades, well they should be doing that internally anyway, that's what college and university is all about anyway. 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Doug. Looks like they have some background patents on ' Electronic Spreadsheets' which could be passed on , shared among multiple users , a sort of bridge among different service providers/ users for IP networks as on date - spectrum issue, maybe they will handle it later . 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D So they are sending XML data packets over an IP network and this is headline news worthy? Has their professor had a breakdown... 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan No idea, but they are up to something big hopefully ! 2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Well, their parents spent many thousands to get them educated, so I hope so! I truly hope it is something cool, but so far its nothing but an experimental grid IP linked network, sooo?? 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Taiwan`s ITRI Develops Super-Slim Rim Motor for E-bikes http://www.cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_31629.html 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar A battery that can run for 5000 kilometers on one hour charge and occupies the space of a large heavy vehicle present day battery for diesel vehicles is round the corner as per some privy reports,based on reserach in INDIA-some of our technical institutions have student projects worthy of a relook for future prospects ,and there must be a national level agency to look at possibilties for PPP initiatives and funding support.Of course there are some programs for the same under the DSIR umbrella. But many worthwhile project ideas are getting reported as successful student projects from our technical institutions ,including some very prospective ones,though these eventually die out without any takers or follow up ,at govt/departmental.private or joint agency aegis/initiative for innovation and commercialisation/prototype development for enterprise level applications 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D prof. Kumar, is this your invention? I have heard of similar ones that were abandoned. Without a trickle charge of some type, this will not hold such a battery life. 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Not mine ,but based on reports from some student projects which also appeared in a local daily -any way what I was suggesting was a forum to check on these and promote the worthy ones ,since incredulous reactions may not help in science and innovation-or science and technology would not have come this far ,if we judge based on our current limir=ted knowledge,and comment ,without proper scientific follow-up ,and efforts for innovation based on inventions and ideas. There must be a group to look at these properly,and try for scale-up efforts/suppport and commercialisation ,at govt/PPP levles-there are none effective at present,as I could gauge ,and there is a flury of such reports from our technical universities ,which just get reported in some local daily ,and forgotten.

US had a similar phase when the govt and industry set up agencies to promote these and patent for coomercialisation ,and take the lead-one did not pooh pooh such ideas ,and the approach paid off 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D In the US, we have processes and grant applications depositing which collect and categorize these ideas through NIST, NSF, NSA, DARPA, NASA, CIA, GSA, etc..and essentially warehouse them for any further review and request under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). Separately, I am not sure how anyone would easily review various university "student" projects as a part-time or full-time job, for pay, in a commercial company since most of them are not commercially viable, but great "for grade" projects. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh for the new battery concept. Incidentally looking at the vast nature of ideas already being listed here it will be nice we focus on something like a VC is already funding or concepts from doctorate level thesis and at least one article supporting it, accessible by everyone . 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Doug, regarding Wireless Grids - they are definitely up to something ! A Microsoft-led consortium will begin a test in Britain this week to investigate how unused TV spectrum could be employed for new wireless broadband networks, according to a Financial Times report. Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20074527-94/microsoft-to-test-white-spacespectrum-for-wireless/#ixzz1QUTfOI2R 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan breakfast-making robots at TUM http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/15149/breakfast-making-robots-at-tum.html 1 month ago


Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Very cool, but way too large and awkward for a serious undertaking. I think a special table top meal processor would be simpler and more efficient. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips JV invests in Israeli wastewater-to-electricity company Emefcy Emefcys MEGAWATTER system is based on microbial fuel cell technology and enables direct electricity generation or hydrogen production from wastewater as means for wastewater treatment. The unique components include: anode electrodes,cathode electrodes, mixing hydraulic components and a power control unit. MEGAWATTER systems are composed of multiple small modules, each module comprising a set of anodes, membranes, cathodes, electricity connections and air connections. http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/06/mfc-20110628.html 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Gene found that can double yeast lifespan when turned on late in life Human cells have a finite lifespan: They can only divide a certain number of times before they die. However, that lifespan is reset when reproductive cells are formed, which is why the children of a 20-year-old man have the same life expectancy as those of an 80-year-old man. MIT biologists have now found a gene that appears to control cell age resetting in yeast. Furthermore, by turning on that gene in aged yeast cells, they were able to double their usual lifespan. http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/06/gene-found-that-can-double-yeast.html

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan Simple, but a beautiful product , Concept Description: Argonault Corporations unique technical solutions are based on a principle of a variable centre of gravity. The user controls the independent vertical movement of three axles. The seat travels horizontally over these three axles. Exploiting the users own weight in shifting the centre of gravity the Argonault solution enables users unassisted movement level to level. The third axle, variable wheelbase and elevation also combine to allow for rapid advance and traversing steeper slopes with greater stability. http://www.argonault.com/?pid=10&sid=12 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Karthikeyan,that reminds me of this news-= Two US academics have risked controversy by publishing a theory that attempts to explain the contrasting performance of black and white athletes using the laws of locomotion. They argue that black sprinters have a 0.15 second advantage over their white rivals because they tend to have a higher centre of gravity, meaning they can fall to the ground more quickly between each stride. Conversely, having a lower then average centre of gravity helps white swimmers because their speed is determined by the height they can get above water. More of their upper bodies are above the waterline, so they can generate and ride larger waves. Adrian Bejan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University in North Carolina, and Dr Edward Jones of Howard University in Washington, used existing data on the body dimensions of soldiers of various nationalities to determine that black people or more precisely those of West African origin have a centre of gravity three per cent higher than white people. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh. May be the product displays needed unity between the Two and a CG shift on need. :) 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Prof. Suresh, there has been studies on this since the 1930"s Olympics. Taking out the word" athlete", you will generally discover that tendons, muscle, stamina and generally but to a lesser degree "center of gravity" are characteristically of a slightly higher precision. I was always amazed why everyone failed to consider that great strength, speed and stamina was not only a natural state from existence, but later terribly forced upon them. There is no magic here. Just an extraordinary history. 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Most studies reveal facts which we come to think of as having no magic and self evident once you come to know,and despite studies from years back some of these are revealed quite later,and still we wonder why we should not have known it earlier.That is not surprising ,the way many ,or at least ,some of us are made 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan NASAs Stillsuit: Atlantis Crew to Test Pee-Recycling Bag "This could be a first step toward recapturing the humidity from our sweat, from our breath, even from our urine, and recycling it and making it drinkable," said NASA project scientist and experiment leader Howard Levine, who made a reference to water-recycling "stillsuits" used on a desert world in the science fiction series Dune." http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/07/nasa-osmotic-water-bag/?pid=1595&viewall=true 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan EU project looks to the future of personal air transport "We aim to develop technologies that could be used to form a new transportation system for personal travel that uses the third dimension, and which takes into account questions surrounding the expectations of potential users and how the public would react to and interact with such a system," Prof Heinrich Blthoff of the Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tbingen, Germany, told Gizmag. The myCopter project envisions that the PAVs and PATS (personal air transport systems) would initially be used to fly at low altitudes for domestic travel between homes and working places. By flying below 2000 feet, the new traffic system hopes to operate outside of controlled airspace,

without ground-based traffic control and without impacting on existing air traffic. Whilst the concept sounds very appealing, considerable hurdles remain to be tackled involving aerospace legislation, security and town planning for landing, taking-off and parking. http://www.gizmag.com/mycopter-eu-project-personal-air-vehicle/19076/ 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Since the early 1950's we have had working designs from flying platforms, James Bond's Jet Packs, flying Jeeps, and flying personal VTOL (vertical take off and lift) vehicles. Every comic book, every cool movie, every NACA and NASA film, and more from related international organizations. Sure its cool! I want one!. However, if anyone is considering launching a business to make money at this and service millions of Luke Skywalker wanna bees within these next 30-40 years and get everyone flying now, I would align it closely with the first release of commercial airspace traffic rules, pilot training and laws for this level of vehicle. Since and until that happens, there will be no way of this becoming an immediate reality. Its a great subject to attract lots of people to a company and a great exhibit, but if you ask any governing body on where the status of this sits, you will find it nowhere near adoption. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan True Doug. The real fun is laws and regulations. if someone drops something on somebody's Head , or crashes in to some one's House who will be responsible and what will be premium for Insurance - New economic opportunity is opening up :) One more in the list http://www.gizmag.com/solotrek-hybrid-air-car/19081/ 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Well, for fun, consider the Homeland Security issues alone, related to all sort of people flying low in their personal VTOL. 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D The fun part is that for all the people who are really impatient and poor drivers, becoming then a licensed pilot will be an extraordinary leap and just for the height differences! This would work on an island with wireless geo fencing controlling distance boundaries and height. Try flying everyone around in New York! 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Doug,actually that may be coming true,if research on personal flying kits are true to what the reports say. So your take on the topic may prove to be true sooner than later 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Prof. Suresh Kumar, I and many I am sure would so enjoy having our VTOL's now, but its going to take changes to "government time" to bring this any closer than 3040 years from now, at least in the US. We could probably get it done, and much faster, across and within all the Caribbean Islands much quicker, and just run it as the Disney version of local island transport. The big city and state version, not any time soon. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Habitat microhome concept 'habitat', conceptualized by american product designer jon salerno, begins with the idea of docking, intuitive to our usage of technology, and applies it to solve problems of unsustainable living and commuting. the fundamental structures of 'habitat' are a 100-square-foot cubic pod and a 32-square foot

electrical vehicle, usable separately (as a microhome and car) or together, to create a 132-squarefoot multi-level living space. the vehicle's four chairs are reconfigurable: arranged in a normal forward position for driving, but rotatable to face one another to create a small living room when the car is docked to the home. http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/15304/jon-salerno-habitat-microhomeconcept.html 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Pressure Induced Stability: From Pneumatic Structures to Tensairity Abstract Pressure induced stability is very common in nature, although often not perceived. The green tissue of plants is supported by the cellular turgor pressure. This becomes most obvious when plants wilt due to water shortage. Technical realisation of pressure induced stability is found in tires, hot air balloons, airships and airhouses, where air or other gases are used as compressed media. These pneumatic structures do all have a simple geometry close to a sphere, a cylinder or a torus. Either they cover huge volumes with low pressure as in the case of airhouses and airships or have small volumes and high pressure as in tires. In recent years, prospective concepts ag has systematically investigated pneumatic structures in the intermediate pressure range. Technology demonstrators such as a pneumatic park bench or the pneumatic airplane Stingray are the offspring of these studies. It was shown that almost any shape can be made with pneumatic structures and that the load bearing capacity in this middle pressure range is high enough for many interesting and astonishing applications. Nevertheless, as outgrown plants start to lignify for improvement of stability, one can go a technological step further. Airlight Ldt in close collaboration with prospective concepts ag has developed the fundamental new structural concept called Tensairity. Tensairity is a synergetic combination of a pneumatic structure with traditional structural elements such as cables and struts. In Tensairity, cables, struts and compressed air complete each other perfectly. The result is a modified airbeam with the same load bearing capacity as a steel beam, but with a substantial weight reduction. This technology is ideally suited for wide span structures and for deployable applications such as temporary bridges, scaffolds or large tents and opens up many new technical opportunities for pressure induced stability. http://www.prospective-concepts.ch/pdf/projekte/tensairity_bionik2004.pdf -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

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Prof.Suresh Kumar There is something called Google research that is fast catching up with researchers across the world ,and new findings are emerging ,as also Ideas for the future ,in terms of research and applications. Tonnes of data are available on net and if one spends time enough,then patterns can be visualised based on an intelligent analysis,and perhaps thru apt software tools. Recently I was searching the net out of intterest on neuroscience related topics and articles that appeared in NAURE,SCIENCE ,SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,CELL AND NATURE PUBLICATIONS -journals tha are the front runners in science thru webs like science mag,pubmed,cell press,nature.com,sciencemag,sciencedirect,elsevier publications,scopus etc I could chance upon patterns based on information from resaerch that is current on various aspects of brain development and cognitve enhancement that was exciting to say the least. The advantage is one can do research on the web with net browser as the tool for research ,and of course your own brain and knoweldge as well as analytical skills to arrive at patterns of worthwhile information You can even suggest new pathways for future research. I will share some of these insights subsequently,perhaps after trying to get them published in mainstream science 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Take your time , what matters is the final Output of Class Thanks. 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Actually what I experience all round is lack of it though preachers are many,including in the scientific community ,and consulting too. Indian science is notorious for its copy cat approach ,and submission to those in power in formal and organised research set up.There are more advisers who suggest the what and how and not do it themselves.We can see their likes across the board,and not just in science,in other networks too. they all want class without trying to move a finger in that direction ,and may not even be aware of what it would really mean and entail,or may be incapable of it altogether -and so ,we have same data projected in different fashions,in multiple forums differently ,in the name of novelty in science. There is a flurry for publication in what is called high impact journals,and since China is going ahead,we need to catch up,and unsubstantiated and ill researched data is getting published in very good journals in science,from many developing countries ,and even from some developed nations. At the same time there is stress on caliber by the very same people -there is a gulf between preach and practice. One is forced to say heal thyself to many in governance structures in science ,not just in the country alone.

So science is becoming the casualty. And this becomes evident when one does a google search thru data ,and see surprising and contradictory patterns based on same data from same group ,at the same time in different journals In fact time has come for redefining caliber ,since every one is aiming at it or preaching it ,but getting ahead in the opposite direction,more the preacher ,and the self declared masters. That is a very sorry state in science ,now. In fact some articles have come in mainstream science on some of these-but still the rot continues 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Why blame only a group of scientists, there are many with funny ideas - ex Smart Irrigation: A Supercomputer Waters the Lawn Satellite control of company and municipal irrigation systems, based on custom weather data, saves billions of gallons of water nationwide http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smart-irrigation-a-superc --1 month ago

Follow Ocar Oscar Ayala Arana One of the greatest fields of innovation in Health Care is steering up: Stem Cells. Scientist are starting to understand the way our body builds up and regenerate everyday. Understanding how to better take advantage of the Stem Cells metabolism is going to change the way we envision Health, Wellness, Aging and certainly will give us important hope to defeat disease. I work in this field and I am thrilled. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Welcome Oscar, I wish you will find one your peers here and I have only half baked , superficial knowledge of terminology on that subject . But Biotech is touted as the Industry of the future to the extend some article pointing to a Biotech bubble like the past internet bubble. :) 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana Yes, indeed, Karthikeyan... I guess man is primarily oriented to to things in life: the pursue of happiness and, in doing so, the pursue for wellness, longevity and pleasure, not necessarily in that particular oder. In my view, key realms for action lay inside ourselves, not outside, but you know how science works... Stem Cells look very promissing in this context. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Back to flying Cars ( special attn, Doug ) Terrafugia has been cleared by Highway and Aviation regulators for flying car http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/07/terrafugia-has-been-cleared-by-highway.html? utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot %2Fadvancednano+%28nextbigfuture%29 -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar There are studies nw that show that genetically engineered foods alter the intestinal bacterial flora,by transferring their artificially injected genes to the gut germs,altering our immune system,and creating a new kind of AIDS worse than the one we have[article by Heritage J,2004,Nature Bitechnology] The human meta genome ,and epigenetics is becoming more important than the human genome. Immune system adapts to the environment for survival.There is a revival of Lamarckian views ,as against the Darwinian notions of struggle for the survival of the fittest[Balter`s paper in the prestigious SCIENCE journal,2000,Was Lamarck a little bit right] Diseases are not organ based ,or cell based cures just the cure. Diseases are mind body based,and mind is there in every cell,since neuroscience is revealing the life-mind entity beyond just the neurons[glial synctitium ,and its link to metabolic substrate and life processes. Whole body healing goes beyond cell therapy 1 month ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Hi Suresh, your comments are very interesting on two levels. On one level, if true, then we need to up the level of research on all aspects of diet and health. My gut feeling (pun intended) is that there are some puzzling aspects to diet and health that are like critical pointers to understanding, if only we could understand them. That is to say, if we have a theory which does not explain them then it is clearly insufficient and possibly grossly in error. Two possibly contradictory aspects come immediately to mind. One is how suddenly we have an obesity crisis. I find explanations of excessive sedentary activity and excessive consumption inadequate. I agree many people simply eat too much, but 100 years ago a lot of people would have had boring desk jobs and walked almost no distance at all from home to work. Why weren't all the factory bookkeepers incredibly fat? A diet of lard and beer would have been common. The second is how universal our diets seem to be, OK, they vary, but if diet and health were so intricately linked I would have thought that groups of people who have only come together in the last 100 or so years would have massive differences in ability to digest foods. I know we have some differences between cultures, but surely they should be greater? Now on to the second level of your main point. Science now needs to move on to a more sophisticated set of processes of checking theory against evidence, of including context, of recognising the aspects of emergence which change the Bayesian estimates of probability, which recognises how our minds form judgements, individually and collectively, that we have minds embedded in other minds in a real emergent property way if not in any way necessarily any magical coherent quantum way (which is not necessary for emergence of embedded thinking). I return to ideas from Stewart and Cohen, in their book Figments of Reality, There is emergence within phase space, and then I would add our own multiplicity and complicity with our multiplicity. I hope it is not true that genetically modified foods significantly endanger our health. But to prove one way or the other we need better science. It took them long enough to find evidence against smoking! 1 month ago

Follow Greg Greg Pashke, CMC I'll think i'll pass on the Soylent Green bars. Maybe I'm more provincial than I thought. 1 month ago

Linda JaneStop Following Linda Jane McLean Graham, I don't find the sudden obesity crisis puzzling. My father used to say that future generations would be born with no legs, such was his

astonishment at the misuse of the car. He was a driver - but he also knew what life had been like with nothing but a bicycle and seven miles between his house and school - in all weathers. His bike had no gears and needed a dynamo for dark nights.That must have been a lot of work for a twelve year old! How many of our youngsters would take on that challenge? The older he became, the more he wondered at the energy required to do this daily fourteen mile round trip,before helping his father with the croft, and three hours of homework.I'm sure that people could eat the same amount if they had that sort of routine - and obesity would not be an issue. We simply do not put in the same physical effort any more. The second reason that I would cite is a fall in standards. A hundred years ago,no matter how rich you were, it was considered indiscreet to allow yourself to become too overweight, when there was such generalised poverty. Therefore, those in power paid attention, as they did not want to cause anger or discontent among the masses. With the general relaxation in standards - anything goes. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The Regeneration Recipe, http://udbiology.com/cms/upload/documents/472.pdf 1 month ago


GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Hi Linda, yes, I agree about the fall in standards! ;-) But I think the cases of how some people would work hard at things is not a scientific explanation of obesity. Some people did not work hard, so some should have got fat while others didn't. But the evidence seems not to point to that, so the theory seems not quite spot on! OK, on this, one individual case would not make more than an exception, but surely thousands of people worked as bookkeepers, for example, long hours just sitting at a desk. Maybe I need to go visit an art gallery of popular paintings of the 19th Century, but I think they do not show many fat people of any profession? 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana This is a nice article, Karthikeyan, it surely triggers up our minds on what's cooking in Tissue Regeneration. But today, anyone can boost his/her level of adult stem cells on circulation simply by taking 1 gram of natural stem cells promotors... with results hardly believable. Just by helping your own body to produce more stem cells, you can feel great and do

great things to help your body regenerate and repair. Simple, fast, unexpensive. If you want to know more about these wonders please check my site at http://oscarayala.stemtechbiz.com/ 1 month ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Oscar Forgive my scepticism but 1] your site explains nothing, and I'm afraid that a single unsupported scientific citation is of fairly low value - and definitely does not count as a "proof". At best, as The Journal of Transitional Medicine notes when talking about StemEnhance, your results are "suggestive but not conclusive". 2] enhancing stimulating or boosting stem cell production is not a one-size-fits-all solution to mankind's ailments: indeed there are some medical circumstances where doing so can be dangerous or fatal - in particular in leukemia and some forms of lymphoma and other diseases which are intimately connected with bone marrow damage or defects. 3] I'm not impressed that you should attempt to use this discussion to "promote" your products. 1 month ago

Linda JaneStop Following Linda Jane McLean My thoughts exactly,Robert. The site is poor - as is the evidence. Nothing more guaranteed to turn people right off an interesting discussion. 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana Yours are fair comments, given that you actually may not be well informed of what's going on in the field of adullt stem cells. I'm in this group because I like innovative thinking and because I've been in the edge of innovation at health care systems for the last 30 years. Right now, StemTech is at the edge of natural tissue regeneration systems based in stem cell promotors; more abundant evidence may be read at Dr.

Christian Drapeau's MSc two recent books. Please turn to http://www.christiandrapeau.com/ to find such references. You may change your mind. 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana Robert, I'm in complete agreement with point 2- This is no solution for everybody, but it seems to be an excellent option for many. 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana Robert, I hope all of us here at this group are aware of what's LinkedIn for: LinkedIn is the worlds largest professional network which connects us to trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. That's with respect to your third comment. You may well see all my credentials at my site and you may refer to my contributions in a more eellegant and respectful manner. Sorry for my English. 1 month ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Oscar I shall give you some advice here: 1] it is often dangerous to make assumptions about people you do not know. 2] it is bad manners to make use of somebody else's discussion to promote your own products. You ask that I refer to your contributions in a more elegant and respectful manner: you should be aware that I displayed no disrespect towards you. I simply pointed out that you yourself had displayed disrespect to all the members here by doing what you did in the manner that you did it. Such disrespect promotes distrust of what you say, no matter how good your credentials, or how good the science may be.

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RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Graham You might possibly be in interested in some work done before the 2nd war, originally published in 1939 by one Weston A Price under the title "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration". The book is still available at Amazon and other places. Price was a US dentist who had observed the relationship between diet and health in succeeding generations of US immigrants and their descendants: in particular the gradual loss of good "architecture" in the jaws and teeth of succeeding generations as a consequence [he asserted] of fairly simple changes in diet at a period in US history when "modern" highly processed and highsugar diets of the form we're now routinely used to seeing in the shops were still relatively rare and expensive. His observations on dietary change still have a fairly significant value today. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Interesting article , ( I felt amused ) Can We Be Trained to Like Healthy Foods? Favorite flavors might be programmed in infancy, leading to new research investigating how to rewire our bad dietary habits. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=taste-healthy-foods&page=2 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana Robert, thanks for your advice. Precisely, take some of your own advice and avoid making prejudiced assumptions on other's contributions. If you arrogantly say you "are not impressed", fine, I'm not trying to impress anyone, just share some good news. 1 month ago

Follow Thomas Thomas Stevic We have no idea what will be impacting human life in 30 years. This is like popular science's future issues :) Who would have thought of facebook, twitter and the ipad in the 1980s? Or 1990s? Or even 7 or 8 years ago? 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Hi Thomas, What is Facebook without PC,..... Internet, Educated People ... etc ? 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Some of the practices in ancient traditional medicinal system like the Sidha System of medicine in vogue in these parts of the country, still prescribes blood and fluids collected from human placenta and umblical cord for preparation of medicines that have a regenerative value. The problem is that it is difficult to source these. May be our ancients were aware of some of these concepts,as modern medicine is unravelling. There is a host of regenerative medicinal preparations in the ancient systems of medicine ,including Ayurveda and Unanai,for tissue and brain cell regenration that are still being made and given to patients with very high success rates,as I have personally observed myself. Only that more formal clinical validation and double blind trials are needed to confirm these evidential reports. Recently in a joint study with Indian traditional mediicne,an NIH study on complementary medicine has come out with a successful model template for such trials. It is reported based on the study that Ayurveda has excellent medicines for even advanced stages of rhematoid arthritis ,at par or better than allopathic medicines ,since there was minimal side effects ,and better whole body healing 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Linda,that was a great comment you have made,particularly the part on the indiscretion associated with getting fat when there was general poverty all around.It would be truly great to restore those values and standards in social thought. But I should also point out in the same breath that the reverse was true in these parts of the country

where an emaciated man was considered poor and looked down upon by society ,where the golden standard was that only obese people are rich,particularly after a certain age 1 month ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana Professor: I think we are learning tremendous lessons from ancient wisdom. Particularly in terms of food and medicine, scientist are learning fast that what took hundreds or thousands of years of observation in many places of the world may be capitalized now by the "scientific method". Aboriginal foods are getting lots of attention, eventhough scientifics are trying to get exclusive trademarks and patented claims on them, something that is considered a nonsense by many. 1 month ago

Linda JaneStop Following Linda Jane McLean Glad you liked it, Professor. What you say is true of course - it depends where you are in the world. I have a letter dated 1870 in New York by a young man from Scotland, which I think is scintillating in its perspicacity. It is written in copperplate and is eight pages long. I don't think there is one spelling error.I doubt if there are many youngsters capable of producing such elegant and informed work today. From reading it you learn that Disraeli was in Parliament in Britain, Victoria was on the throne, Dickens has just died, Tennyson's new work, Lothair,was out and there was huge competition for the written word: books are borrowed furiously, with great upset being caused if they are not returned to their owners. Talking of America, he offers - "It is indeed a sorry plight to see a country of such magnitude and so vast resources governed by a parcel of Irish rowdies.,,,,,,It will be a poor day for England if she Americanises her great Constitutions or allows herself to be governed by the democracy." An interesting perspective - now that 140 years later,everyone is fighting for democracy! Perhaps included in ideas for a better future, is to get the Government right! 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan @Linda Do you have any political ambitions :) 1 month ago

Linda JaneStop Following Linda Jane McLean Karthi, I would certainly like a better system. Just because this is what we have, does not mean that it is what it should be. I would like to see simple things done again: like picking up litter,like taking a stand for something you believe in, like challenging the cheeky, destructive youth who lives round the corner. Like teaching him how to turn that anger into creativity. I came across an excellent paper by Professor Enrico Coiera on system inertia in Health Service reform.(BMJ 2011:342:d3693) But system inertia does not just apply to health - it seems to apply to many areas of our life. I believe that unless and until we can do these simple things, we can wave many dreams of improvement goodbye. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan New process discovered for chemically storing solar energy MIT associate professor Jeffrey Grossman, who led the research last year, has now developed something better. He and postdoc Alexie Kolpak combined carbon nanotubes with the compound azobenzene, the result being a chemical that is less expensive than fulvalene diruthenium, and that has about 10,000 times the volumetric energy density - in other words, it can store more energy in less space. http://www.gizmag.com/chemical-nanotube-solar-energy-storage/19228/ 1 month ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, sorry I have been on travel out of the country. But, yes, since my team was working on the liquid solar part over all these years, we knew about their work at MIT for energy storage capacity advances. Excellent news, and this will certainly advance many positive advances. Very exciting. 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Some time back there was an innovation challenge advertised world over by innocentive,about tapping lightning. I come to know that finally some one proposed a sort of chemical tapping solution-they are not giving out more details,and I could not get any further clue Many of the existing systems suffer from one flaw or the other,and this particular solution addresses all that. That is truly unique,then,since that is nature`s powerhouse,though it lasts only for a short time.Though some argued that the power potential is not much,the challenge and the solution thinks otherwise 1 month ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson http://southcoastintransition.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/solar-energy-areview/ What do you think about the idea of arranging solar panels as small cells on a kind of 'window' blind, so the angle can be moved and it can be placed against a vertical wall? I can't find that out there or patented? 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan It is patented Graham. They call it transparent Solar Window but never mind You can always circumvent the claims , if someone is capable :) One example http://newenergytechnologiesinc.com/CustomContentRetrieve.aspx?ID=2723273 -1 month ago

GrahamStop Following Graham Rawlinson Thanks Karthi, that is very useful and interesting, but it is only half of the idea. A vertical window is at the wrong angle, except at the North and South Poles of course. But

they could spray a window blind system which placed neatly against a simple vertical wall could be at optimum angle while ever the sun is out. And if you included more segmentation, always a good TRIZ Principle to apply, then small squares or even shaped dishes could track the sun completely? Using Shaped memory materials you might be able to get small dishes to be self tracking? 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Graham, We can wait for our Solar Expert, Doug . 1 month ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Some interesting stuff here http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/lc 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Robert . That is truly exciting and high potential future market, I am keeping track of the developments actively . One I came across recently, Some extract : " Nano wires consisting of multistriped bands of Ag and Au could form excellent platforms for multiplexed detection of pathogens [78]. Pathogen sensing relied on a sandwich immunoassay by utilizing antibodies immobilized on the nano wires. Fluorescence image showed the presence of a pathogen and optical reflectance image could identify the pathogen by the encoded stripe patterns of the nano wire. In this report, they could detect bacterial spores " http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/9/6/4483/pdf

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan Telomerase: A Key to Controlling Aging We believe aging can be controlled by controlling telomere length. Relengthening telomeres may possibly rejuvenate cell function to a healthy pre-senescent state http://www.sierrasci.com/ -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar That is the popular story that has also appeared in the recent press ,though in more nuanced and technically informed scientific circles the jury is yet not out on this,although the research has been reported for quite some time now. The popular report also touches on this on the margin,actually leaving people to wonder [and in that sense misinforming]since such intakes for humans can actually be harmful. There is no consensus in scientific circles on the predominant role of telomerase in regeneration,since when it comes to humans,the meta genome and the epigenetics play a prominent role,thus preventing a direct transcription. What ever,I had suggested a program in my own institute to research on the regenerative power of ancient medicinal syatems,and check the efect on telemerase,and see the correlations. 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh ,. Telomerase may not be a panacea for sure . EU-US plans for joint funding of rare diseases research unveiled to industry A new transatlantic alliance showcased its ambition to develop diagnostics for 8,000 rare diseases and double the number of registered Orphan drugs for rare conditions by 2020, at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) meeting in Washington http://bit.ly/nlMyV1

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Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Looking at the intersection of cognition, emotion, computing, and context reveals various historical gaps that are important to understand in order to progress in applying affective computing technologies to real-world problems involving humancomputer interaction (HCI) Is affective computing an oxymoron? 1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Coming Soon, You want to power your Smartphone --- move in to noisy environment or simply shout ! Research Outlines Math Framework That Could Help Convert 'Junk' Energy Into Useful Power http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110720142632.htm -1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Robot Babies: Cute or Creepy? There's been a proliferation of robot children in recent years. Tell us which you think are the coolest, cutest, and creepiest http://spectrum.ieee.org/slideshow/robotics/humanoids/robot-babies-cute-or-creepy 1 month ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic-and even social skills 29 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar The way we distribute and consume electricity is undergoing a quiet revolution that will lead to lower energy bills, innovation-driven growth and employment, and cleaner electricity production. But while the benefits of greater control over energy could be vast, smart policies are needed to effectively drive data-driven innovation and boost empowerment in the sector Hence alongwith innovations in technology,policy innovations are also required to keep pace 29 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan @Suresh, Sincere request " Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic--and even social skills " Please avoid general comments like the ones above . 29 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan What would be the car be if invented today !! " When designing this conceptual project, designer Robert Hagenstrom imagined a world untouched by the automotive industry- a world that had never seen a car. What would urban transport look like if it were invented right at this moment? Likely not the expansive yet restrictive traffic system in place today. With Urban Flower, getting around is re-imagined as safe, electric, uninterrupted smoothness Lanes, traffic lights, zebra crossings, standard parking lots, and the car itself would be replaced with compact, solar powered charging stations, and public personal vehicles available at the swipe of a credit card. The personal craft would navigate the streets much in the same way as a person on a crowded sidewalk; aware of surrounding objects, and in constant communication others around it, avoiding congestion as it navigates unique routes to its destination " http://bit.ly/po9nac -------------------------------------------------------------29 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar That is an idea for future ,and not much is known or researched here,and one cannot make up on this unless more serious research is done ,and hence the suggestion as an idea for future Any way it is better than some superficial,specious and spurious links,and pseudo knowledge,as revealed,more often than not-that is another suggestion one can take or leave thanks for your links and suggestion anyway-that is not a joke,either 27 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Roll-to-roll processing, Prototype tools for mass producing nanostructures to launch in Singapore " The Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint (ICON), which is helmed by the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapores Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), is ready to put roll-to-roll nanoimprint manufacturing to the test. This manufacturing process can easily and quickly mass produce films and surfaces with nanometer-scale textures for a host of new applications in biomedical devices, optical films, plastic electronics and flexible solar cells. " http://www.imre.a-star.edu.sg/fckeditor/uploadfiles/ICON%20Launch%203_260711_final %281%29.pdf -------------------------------------------------------------27 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Physignomy profiling is an ancient science and it has been correlated with personality profiles,traits and mental make ups that reveal thought patterns and attitudinal potraits. [a mouse click may throw up all kinds of data and links,that is kid`s play] Now,perhaps that can be interfased with computer profiling and matching of characters That knowledge base can provide wisdom based systems for surveillance in congested locations and crowded places. Any takers for more knowledge inputs,than superfluos stuff,on the data bazar [ personalised view points and narrow/shallow comments are excused,since any idea is welcome given the gravity of the solution] 26 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan That science sounds astonishing ! , Interesting article Physiognomy - Facing the truth The shape of your face betrays how aggressive you areif you are a man Some extract : " It seems, therefore, that facial ratio in men is a biologically honest signal of aggressiveness. Honest signals are those, such as luxuriantly feathered tails, that cannot be mimicked by individuals who would like the benefits without the costs. In the case of aggressiveness, the benefit to the aggressive individual is, paradoxically, that he will not have to get into fights in order to prove the point. The fear induced by his face should be enough by itself. At least, that is the hypothesis. The experiment to prove it has yet to be done " http://www.economist.com/node/11959198?story_id=11959198 --26 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Synthesizing Light for the Benefit of Humanity Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and even provides wireless, optical access to the internet. The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center will develop new technologies and applications that will change the way society uses lighting. Engineered Smart Lighting Systems will optically sense the environment to provide energy efficient, comfortable illumination when and where it is needed. Beyond illumination, Smart Lighting Systems will simultaneously provide high speed data access and scan for biological and biochemical hazards. (Well, some truly exciting / entertaining projects ) http://smartlighting.rpi.edu/ -------------------------------------------------------------26 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Spotlight on polymerisation to repair damaged faces " Scarred facial tissue can be difficult to repair and even harder to live with. To tackle this problem, US scientists have developed a minimally invasive repair method combining natural and synthetic

materials to form a tissue scaffold to help the body heal itself. And the construction of the scaffold is directed and controlled using light. " http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/July/28071102.asp -------------------------------------------------------------26 days ago

RobertStop Following Robert Neuschul Leonid: only if you can deliver support for your constant assertions. Despite [many] requests you still have not supported those assertions; the web page you keep posting is useless and meaningless. 24 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Impregnating plastics with carbon dioxide,Press Release 03.01.2011 Everyone has heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming. But the gas also has some positive characteristics. Researchers are now impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that could lead to new applications ranging from colored contact lenses to bacteriaresistant door handles. http://www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/en/press-media/press-releases/2011/impregnating-plastics.html 24 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar CO2 mainly acts as a plasticizer or solvent when contacted with a polymer -this has been reported since 2005 or so Supercritical carbon dioxide as a green solvent for processing polymer melts has also been investigated with positive results, in 2006 Some time back I had suggested on one of the networks a geoengineering solution for carbon capture and its chemical scavenging in atmosphere itself based on nano porous or mesoporous polymeric materials with amine like functional groups that will selectively absorb carbon dioxide from atmosphere and chemically scavenge it. The photo mediated reactions will ensure eco and soil friendly degradation products.without harm to eco systems.

Such materials can be nan distributed high up n the atmosphere during flights ,and scavenge carbon as they come down. 23 days ago

Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar DNA recombinant techniques coupled with yoga and meditational techniques, which makes unique impact on the life survival on this earth. As one can with controlled food and meditational techniques can improve the health and also may survive in extreme conditions. Ultimately it is the type of food what we eat may impart some conditions or impair the genes in future generations, when how and what way is not yet known. Today we are facing the problems what our forefathers have eaten, which we are calling as genetic disorders. If we read the epics carefully the struggle between sage Viswamithra and Vasista tells the same. The proverb what we sow that we reap, same way what we eat fixes the genes of the future generations. 23 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Davuloori, Nice point about Food, what we eat . ' Food is the Medicine ' is good old saying as I know it . Your point is that it alters even our Future Generation . Since it is almost an accepted fact that we are Evolving not alone but along with the Eco System in total, there could be big element of truth in it . This statement needs more explanation, " DNA recombinant techniques coupled with yoga and meditational techniques, which makes unique impact on the life survival on this earth " ----23 days ago

OrendaStop Following Orenda Urbano Hernndez Karthikeyan, The article of Physiognomy - Facing the truth The shape of your face betrays how aggressive you areif you are a man It is very disappointing to see how biology can be so conditioning or revealing. Also is an excellent tool to know with whom one is talking with and that can put the brian in alert system when we can know we are talking to dishonest people.

I wish I had read this before. It is interesting to know about tools how to recognize this for all those who have a round face. Thank you for sharing. 23 days ago

Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Dear readers, we are not sure how and when our DNA genes do change within our body? and also how it effects. It is pretty sure that what we eat today makes some changes in our body within 120 days, but whether it affects the genes is not known. If we take special foods which are made through DNA recombinant techniques may help us to reduce these within a short period, as the conventional methods do take a longer time. Yoga and meditation do energize our body effectively so there is every chance of improving the body's metabolism, which inn turn makes changes in the gene structures that's what we have. 22 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan @ Davuloori It will be nice & useful to all, if possible , if you could to give some references . 22 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. Cool and Strange Inventions So Far this Year From digital health care to crime-fighting arm wear, 2011 is shaping up to be a big year for breakthrough inventions. Here we look at some of the more interesting devices grabbing headlines http://bit.ly/onxvek -22 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Engineers at the University of Southampton have designed and flown the world's first 'printed' aircraft, which could revolutionize the economics of aircraft design. The wings, integral control surfaces, and access hatches of the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) were

printed on an EOS EOSINT P730 nylon laser sintering machine, which fabricates plastic or metal objects, building up the item layer by layer.[PRINTED' AIRCRAFT ] 21 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar New mobile devices deliver ultrasound for the relief of major conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and back pain. In addition to pain relief, the system can be used to heal wounds, promote transdermal drug delivery, and improve skin health. To learn more, click here.[A LOT OF SUCH IDEAS FOR FUTURE AT yet2.com-billions of dollars worth of licensiable technologies] 21 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh for referring the site, http://www.yet2.com/app/about/home --21 days ago

Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar It is well known that we need food materials which produce or make around 40 enzymes/steroids which are produced or substituted in our human body and out of which cholesterol conversion to other around 19 enzymes / steroids is dependent on physical and photo-dynamic activity, they are all vital for the body metabolism any imbalance makes it it unhealthy or impaired metabolism, especially vitamin D or calciferol. It's stability is also affected by photo-dynamic activity specially over exposures. Most of the literature is well known.Our body resistance and immunity is mainly dependent on Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Vitamin E, unfortunately the other vitamins have to be substituted through food intake, where as vitamin D is dependent on conversion of cholesterol, which is mainly due to good physical and also photodynamic activity, within limited conditions, yoga and meditations helps in this case and also removes the excess materials and maintains good oxygen supply for metabolism. It is also well know that this vitamin d has the capacity to go straight into the inner membranes and carryout unwanted materials, which may impair the genes functioning, that biological clock goes on ticking. 21 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The logical ( biological ) clock goes on ticking ! EU offers fresh funds for healthy life expectancy boost Efforts to increase the number of years Europeans live in good health are about to get stronger thanks to a EUR 4.2 million injection of funds made available by the EU to researchers. Under the European Commission's Active and Health Ageing Innovation Partnership, healthy life expectancy will increase by two years between now and 2020, effectively mitigating people's concerns about ageing and well-being. http://bit.ly/oCEJsj --21 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Today's online documents are like yesterday's paper--flat, lifeless, and inactive. Four years ago, the Wolfram Demonstrations Project pioneered a new way to communicate ideas through interactive Demonstrations. Wolfram is now launching the Computable Document Format (CDF), a new public standard merging the simplicity of documents and interactivity of apps into a single, computation-powered knowledge container that empowers readers to drive content and generate results live. Watch a brief video introduction of CDF: http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/cdf_intro Explore some CDF examples: http://www.wolfram.com/cdf/uses-examples * Interactive reports and presentations * Infographics * Scientific journals * Textbooks * Standalone applications

Or experience CDF by interacting with more than 7,000 Demonstrations across diverse fields and sharing them with friends and colleagues: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com PS: You can also learn more about CDF at the Mathematica Virtual Conference: http://www.wolfram.com/events/virtual-conference-2011 20 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan WWW.WWW is designed to be the first 21st century conference in its form, technology & economics. The first W stands for World. Water Wealth Women Waste War Well-being Wildlife Web Weather Wind Words Wonder Witness Wilderness Work Wunderlust Warming Wit & the Waking Dream WWW.WWW will be a gathering of the greatest, most interesting & curious minds in the world engaged in immersive & improvised conversation. It will celebrate the 21st century while drawing attention to the new patterns & convergences effecting our health & that of our planet. http://www.thewwwconference.com/ 16 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan LED lighting, DOE announces that Philips has won the 60W-replacement-lamp L Prize http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/8/8/8?cmpid=EnlLEDsAugust32011 and Craton Equity Partners leads $60 million investment in Bridgelux http://www.ledsmagazine.com/press/32122 16 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3D holographic technology allows just that. It's called Tactical Digital Hologram technology, and more than 10,000 units, which at first glance look like flat plastic maps, have already been fielded to Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. For soldiers on the battlefield, the level of intelligence they're getting about dangerous locations - like a site they're about to ambush or a room where U.S. interests may be located - can't come in a safer, more realistic way click here for details http://www.army.mil/article/62149/Into_the_deep__3_D_holographic_technology_provides_detail ed_human_intelligence/ 16 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan That is real exciting developments around Holography . Japanese are chasing the technology in their own style, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7KGHtjI -16 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower -- and do it in a way that's more efficient, secure and widespread http://bit.ly/rtstS2 --16 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Energy Storage, Simple Super Capacitor

Rice Professor Pulickel Ajayan and his team discovered they could transform a sheet of GO into a functional supercapacitor by writing patterns into it with a laser. Scientists already knew that the heat of a laser could convert GO -- the oxidized form of graphite, or carbon-based pencil lead -into electrically conducting reduced graphite oxide (RGO). By writing patterns of RGO into thin sheets of GO, the Rice researchers effectively turned them into free-standing supercapacitors with the ability to store and release energy over thousands of cycles. http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=16005&SnID=2042592941 14 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar The main weak point of fuel cells (FCs) is slow dynamics because the power slope is limited to prevent fuel starvation problems, improve performance and increase lifetime. The very fast power response and high specific power of a supercapacitor complements the slower power output of the main source to produce the compatibility and performance characteristics needed in a load. Perhaps a hybrid energy system with a renewable energy source, namely, a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and a photovoltaic (PV) array with single storage device, i.e., a supercapacitor (ultracapacitor) module, in the proposed structure could be considered ,and possibly being under investigation perhaps 14 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The Russians are coming Field studies are under way to see if a foreign weeda dandelioncould become a source of rubber and cash " Colleagues at the University of Guelph, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Universit Laval in Quebec City work on the agronomics side, essentially figuring out how to turn a foreign weed into a Canadian cash crop. With help from the 1940s data, theyre determining optimal fertilizer mixes, irrigation systems and planting methods; plus theres the tricky task of finding a herbicide that will kill weeds without harming the one theyre trying to grow. And all the researchers must adhere to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations. " http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/08/11/the-russians-are-coming/ ---

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan Researchers use human cells to engineer functional anal sphincters in lab Researchers have built the first functional anal sphincters in the laboratory, suggesting a potential future treatment for both fecal and urinary incontinence. Made from muscle and nerve cells, the sphincters developed a blood supply and maintained function when implanted in mice. The results are reported in the medical journal Gastroenterology http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/wfbm-ruh080911.php -------------------------------------------------------------6 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Hi-tech tattoos monitor brain waves http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/46831 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan An Advance Toward an 'Electronic Nose' Urine Test for TB Scientists are reporting an advance toward a fast, inexpensive urine test to detect and monitor the effectiveness of treatment for tuberculosis (TB), which is on a rampage in the developing world. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110803102849.htm 2 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar There was a report in the papers too recently. The test would be important not just because TB is rampant in developing countries like India and even in emerging nations like SKorea. It is important because the current tests are not widely relied upon and can give false indications ,positive or negative ,that complicates issues . Chest xrays and sputm tests have to be carried out often in addition to skin patch. Even here expert interpretations are the clue.

Then there are dormant types which do not show out in these tests ,and if left untreated can assume virulence in the form of multi drug resistant or extermem resistant strains based on improper earlier treatments too. That was the idea with which DOTS program was implemented ,and that could rein in the situation and ameliorate conditions ,though testing tools have continued to be problem areas. CSIR has launched an OSDD [open source drug discovery ]platform for TB research alliances,ideas and collaborations too ,which has brought out a drug with milder doasges of liver toxic TB drugs together with piperine ,for better results on shorter/lower dosage treatment schedules and field tested The effort is also on for bio evaluation models ,as easy to do kits 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh, Wish it lands up as a commercial success too. 2 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Karthikeyan,as you well know commercialisation is a different cake altogether. Remember the discussions on some forum on implementation of inventions. Many of those comments are all the more true as it applies to public funded research. There is multithemed focus on knowledge,application,training and social relevance ,and a jumbled basket of performance indicators culling a bit from each ,as a composite index. That may have a lot to do with efforts for execution of innovations. Anyway a lot of networking alliances are being forged and these may help to reap rewards. I am hopeful 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Agreed . 2 days ago


karthikeyan arumugathandavan New Urine Test Shows Prostate Cancer Risk; Test for Gene Fusion Can Assist in the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110803143132.htm

( link article with above Electronic Nose !! ) 2 days ago


Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar peaking of noses, Scientists have long been interested in the relation between a noses form and its function. New research is showing that climate may have played an important role in how the noses internal structure evolved. Researchers in Germany recently showed that individuals from cold, dry climates, such as Greenland or Siberia, had higher and narrower nasal cavities than those from hot, humid climates, such as Papua New Guinea or Gabon. The German team, led by Marlijn Noback of Eberhard Karls University of Tbingen, took computer-aided measurements of the nasal cavities of 100 skulls representing 10 human groups living in five different climates. They found that the nasal cavities of cold, dry climate populations are relatively high and show a larger and more abrupt change in diameter in the upper part of the cavity than those of hot, humid climate populations. Her research was published online in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology this past June. 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Suresh, The two articles put together tells the secret who will commercialize :) 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Latest report on Fuel Cells " Americas fuel cell footprint is growing tremendously, helping to keep the United States at pace and even ahead in some applications - of determined and growing international competition. More than 50 MW of stationary fuel cells were either installed or purchased and 1,500 fuel cell forklifts deployed or ordered in the United States since April 2010, according our new report, State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2011. " http://www.fuelcells.org/statereport.html 2 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Studies reveal that even in the case of fuel cells and types what is applicable in one geographjical context is not good in another.The time fames are also important For instance,Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) offer the potential of ultra-low emissions combined with high efficiency. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells being developed for vehicles require hydrogen as a fuel. Due to the various pathways of hydrogen generation, both onboard and offboard, the question about which fuel option is the most competitive for fuel cell vehicles is of great current interest. methanol is the most suitable fuel to serve as the ideal hydrogen source for fuel cell vehicles in the timeframe and geographic regions of a Chinese study. [Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 86, Issue 7, 25 April 2005, Pages 831-845 Congwei Wang, Shuailin Zhou, Xuelun Hong, Tong Qiu, Shudong Wang] On the other hand, gasoline and pure hydrogen can also play a role in short-term and regional applications, especially for local demonstrations of FCV fleets. 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Effortless Sailing With Fluid Flow Cloak ".................While the Duke invisibility cloak involved a human-made structure -- or metamaterial -- based on parallel rows of fiberglass slats etched with copper, Urzhumov envisions a different sort of metamaterial for his fluid flow cloak. "In our case, I see this porous medium as a three-dimensional lattice, or array, of metallic plates," he said. "You can imagine a cubic lattice of wire-supported blades, which would have to be oriented properly to create drag and lift forces that depend on the flow direction. In addition, some of the cells of this array would be equipped with fluid-accelerating micro-pumps......................." http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110811162823.htm -------------------------------------------------------------2 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Karthikeyan ,it looks so. If only it were as simple as that.

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan True Suresh, it is Complex but not impossible and very high potential bounty for the inventors / company . 2 days ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Many things are like that ,and that does not increase the possibilities ,since the bounty for the company is more of a mirage than a reality ,particularly in the context of public funded research,where credit sharing in cooperative efforts and alliances is a real time hazrd. A great deal of management inputs ,over and above science and technology is in order ,as part of governance structures for innovation That is not impossible ,and that wisdom all of us share ,despite the tardy practicability on field. Any way with the SCI indices the researchers are benefitted hugely even if the commercialisation has hurdles ,and the institute as an amalgam of researchers also takes in the credit. It is left to the industry to commercialise and take in the moolah. That is the picture on the field.-and many of our asumptions go topsy turvy in the face of such realities 1 day ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Suresh, Here it is listing of contemporary Ideas, along with some already published article . More discussions we can have separately if it is going to be lengthy and even there it will benefit all when counter arguments too are supported by some published material , preferably accessible by all. Wish you understand the limitations to maintain clarity in the thread. 1 day ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar I was responding to some simplistic statements you made,that is all. Any way we are discussing these in other forums like what I suggested more comprehensively.

I do not either think much is benefitted by theoretic discussions and ideas without a practical base or experience ,as it happens often when we share kind of links without even sometimes exmining it at length 1 day ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Suresh. 1 day ago


karthikeyan arumugathandavan HZO Water Blocking Technology HzO owns patent-pending and trade secret technology that treats electronic circuitry and components to protect electronic devices and assemblies from moisture damage. HzO uses proprietary chemical formulas and proprietary application techniques to protect electronic circuitry for multiple markets and industry sectors. Initial HzO target markets include mobile and stationary consumer electronics and accessories for these devices, first responder devices, automotive applications, military devices and vehicles, consumer emergency response devices and solid state computing platforms. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110815006128/en/HzO-Completes-Capital-RaiseLaunches-Operations -1 day ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Sniffer Dogs Can Be Used to Detect Lung Cancer, Research Suggests Author of the study, Thorsten Walles from Schillerhoehe Hospital, said: "In the breath of patients with lung cancer, there are likely to be different chemicals to normal breath samples and the dogs' keen sense of smell can detect this difference at an early stage of the disease. Our results confirm the presence of a stable marker for lung cancer. This is a big step forward in the diagnosis of lung cancer, but we still need to precisely identify the compounds observed in the exhaled breath of patients. .........................It is unfortunate that .........dogs cannot communicate the biochemistry of the scent of cancer !.........." http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110817194548.htm 22 hours ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar Power Walk: Shoe Inserts Using Conductive Droplets Could Charge Personal Electronics on the Go A process called electrowetting could provide 10 watts of juice to smartphones and other gadgets as you walk inspired by news From Nature magazine.[nature communications] Forget to charge your phone? Your MP3 player? Soon, a quick stroll in a special pair of shoes could provide enough power to keep both going for hour 21 hours ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Up, up and away into near-space in a beautiful bloon While space tourism efforts by the likes of Space Adventures and Virgin Galactic are relying on the tried and true technology of rockets to launch paying customers into space, Barcelona-based company zero2infinity proposes a more leisurely and eco-friendly ride into near-space using a helium balloon http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/16192/bloon-balloon-for-near-space-travel.html 21 hours ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Samarai flies at AUVSI Weighing less than one-half pound with only two moving parts, Lockheed Martin's Samarai Micro Air Vehicle flew publicly for the first time at the AUVSI conference in Washington D.C. Samarai is a biologically inspired design, combining eons of evolution with sophisticated engineering. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8FBDFJ1cbk&feature=player_embedded -20 hours ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Ideas for " potential future collaborators, investors and companies interested in open innovation " UK government has funded 69 projects across three areas: low carbon and energy, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing, data and measurement. They have invested up to 25k in each project, lasting up to three months. This directory provides a snapshot of the winning projects and companies so that..... " potential future collaborators, investors and companies interested in open innovation "............ can get to know the companies involved http://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/pdf/competition-documents/technology%20inspired.pdf --1 hour ago

Prof.SureshStop Following Prof.Suresh Kumar That is interesting Commuter trains, subways and primary roads are located underground in massive tunnels, freeing the surface for easy, clean bike and pedestrian traffic. Many cities have miles of, [subterranean transportation] but Portland [is diverting such traffic] as part of an integrated overhaul plan to encourage more walking, biking and the redesign of public spaces. 44 minutes ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Suresh Which one you are referring to ? 19 minutes ago

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Prof.Suresh Kumar There are not many ,as u seem to asume. The link in just the previous one,as I see and understand it That may be good for colaboration-similar to the OSDD that CSIR has also launched 9 minutes ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan That is great Suresh. My idea was that someone will pick few out of 69 for further elaboration . ( But obviously you have to read it ) No harm done if you could list ' Ideas ' from OSDD and CSIR initiatives, that should be wonderful karthikeyan arumugathandavan Will the Future Hold 'Floating Microcountries' ? " "Big ideas start as weird ideas," Patri Friedman, an ex-Googler and the grandson of the late economist Milton Friedman, recently told Details. And Friedman's idea is weirder than most. The libertarian blogger is tired of the restrictions he feels are imposed on him by American society. The solution? Floating chains of micro-countries, each little colonies in the vast Petri dish of the sea, and each an experiment in a new form of government. The idea, which Friedman terms "seasteading," caught the eye of PayPal founder Peter Thiel (who recently made headlines for paying kids to drop out of school), who sunk $1.25 million into the idea. Thiel's picked a few winners beforehe was one of the earliest investors of Facebook." http://www.technologyreview.in/blog/helloworld/27104/ -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger It seems to me that one answer may lie in redesign of plumbing systems. We know that astronauts reuse water while in space. Even those with many other unfulfilled needs usually have access to water. Recycling water is now quite common but has anyone looked into designing plumbing apparatus that can recycle water through filtering, cleaning, and adding nutrients? A portable water circulator could be a world-saving device, possibly at low unit cost for both purchase and operation. Of course, gravity can be a key participant in such a process. Rolfe 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Rolfe Nice to see you with Creative spirits, in full steam :) Waste water processing is a bit ( largely ) costlier than collecting it from ground sources as fresh water & doing some simple filtering for our use. But in the future with new advanced materials ( nano composites ) production in large scale we are likely to see such Filters attached to the plumbing lines itself as currently used in the Space applications. Bio mimicry Guys might even call it " Kidney Pipe ' ! 1 month ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger hi Karthi: or "wasteline." Rolfe 1 month ago Like

Follow Barry Barry Landis Ian W, nice list. 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Rolfe SWITCH involved innovation in the area of sustainable urban water management often also referred to as integrated urban water management (IUWM). This ambitious project looked towards water management in the 'city of the future' aimed to challenge existing paradigms and to find and promote more sustainable alternatives to the conventional ways of managing urban water SWITCH was a major research partnership funded by the European Commission with a budget exceeding 20 million over the period 2006 to 2011. It involved an implementing consortium of 33 partners from 15 countries. http://www.switchurbanwater.eu/

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan Worlds Most Sensitive Biosensor Developed " The biosensor measures the existence, condition, and concentration of specific organic compounds by sensing electrical changes throughout the process of organisms various reactions. The newly developed biosensor is alleged to be able to distinguish 100 DNA molecules at femtomolar concentration, which means it is the worlds best. The range of measurable concentration is also at the greatest level. Although it was developed for the analysis of DNA sequences, researchers expect it to also help get rid of minute impurities and toxins floating in the atmosphere. Especially as it is attached to semiconductor chips, it will be possible to monitor or transmit the test results for diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease or avian influenza in real time" http://www.useoul.edu/research/res0101_list.jsp -1 month ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Thanks, Karthi: Applause for that project! However, I wondered if it could be brought to an individual residence. Does any authority foresee that? Or, is that too radical? And, if so, why? Rolfe 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan S. Korea shows 'mobile harbor' South Korean researchers on Wednesday showcased an invention they claim could transform the shipping industry - a harbor which goes out to a ship. The Mobile Harbor, a giant barge with a shallow draft and a stabilized crane, was put through its paces off the southern port of Busan as journalists looked on.

The harbor, designed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is intended to unload giant container ships in open waters to eliminate costly time spent waiting to use crowded ports. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-06/30/content_12805588.htm -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Karthi: This idea intersects well with my proposal that all major international airports be located offshore with only hangars and runways; access would be by underground express rail or maglev from "terminals" located near commerce centers and other transportation hubs. Bring people to aircraft, not aircraft to unnecessary and expensive airport structures. Manmade islands like HKG demonstrate feasibility but they should have put their terminal in a ground transportation hub rather than on their manmade island. That airport is pretty but, in my mind, totally unneeded and with questionable justification. Rolfe 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Rolfe Valid argument. 1 month ago


Prof.SureshUnfollow Prof.Suresh Kumar Rolfe,there are problem with biosensors of even the most sensitive and advanced kind,as of now-= Despite the considerable research activity devoted to the development of biosensors based on enzyme inhibition, analytical applications are still limited since these sensor technologies are not usually able to discriminate various toxic compounds in the same sample. In particular, the simultaneous presence of heavy metals and pesticides in contaminated samples provides a challenge for their use for purely regulatory purposes where a specific analyte must be determined

with a prescribed accuracy. Nevertheless, the properties of the devices under development suggest that these biosensors can be used as alarm systems; they would provide either quantification of one contaminant when this analyte is present alone or an indication of total contamination of particular samples 1 month ago Like

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Thank you, Prof Suresh. Perhaps ultimately, all "cleansing" of water can be accomplished at either individuals' homes or at buildings containing living units. However, perhaps my undisciplined view is too simplistic. Are toxins most easily controlled through treatment of a central water supply in a community, or at a source for water - river, well, recycling, etc.? Rolfe 1 month ago Like

RobertUnfollow Robert Neuschul Rolfe The treatment and/or removal of toxins varies according to the nature of the toxin: there is no onesize-fits-all solution - and therefore no single answer to your question. Heavy metal toxins must be handled very differently to biological "live" toxins, which in turn will be handled differently to inorganic chemical toxins or to organic toxins: each type or class of toxin will require its own and quite distinct form of sensor and purifying mechanism, and in some cases specific toxins may require quite specific rather than general class-based engineering solutions. There is also the added complexity that two or more toxins can themselves combine or react with each other in water [either immediately without mediation, or else when in the presence of a catalyte such as sunlight or another chemical] to form one or more additional 'new' toxins which may 'bypass' current detection and removal capabilities. How and where we purify water therefore depends on the engineering complexities involved in a particular solution, and also depends greatly on the associated costs of manufacturing, distribution and deployment. It's most unlikely that we're going to be able to deliver widespread capabilities for the general purification of water of all toxins at point of use for some time. 1 month ago Like

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Thanks, Robert, Do we have a fix on percentage of worldwide water subject to contamination today? Are icebergs ever subject to dangerous toxins like heavy metals? What about sea water? Is it less likely to be free of contamination after desalination? Rolfe 1 month ago Like

RobertUnfollow Robert Neuschul Rolfe I'd doubt there's any reliable global figures for contamination: though I haven't looked, not least because we'd first need to define what we actually mean by "water" - do we mean groundwater? River or lake water? Rainfall? Aquifers or other "buried" water sources? Or do we mean 'everything' - including the seas? For example there's been a recent and possibly contentious announcement of the discovery of a vast buried aquifer flow some 4 Km below a large part of the Amazon basin, a flow which appears to follow the flow of the Amazon itself. Fine, it's buried water; but it's unusuable thanks to a level of heavy salts contamination which makes it utterly uneconomic to retrieve and purify; quite apart from the fact that its flow rate is measured in inches per year. There are similar large buried water resources below parts of the Sahara and Gobi deserts, as also below many of the large precambrian rock shields such as the Laurentian shield in NE north america; the water below the Laurentian shield is unusable thanks to permeation with heavy salts and hydrocarbons and other stuff. Similarly, groundwater in areas where strip-mining is or has been common is frequently utterly uneconomic to retrieve by many normal methods, although biological chelation of many of the commonest heavy metal contaminants through appropriate planting can work wonders - but takes years to work effectively. Meanwhile water from rivers and lakes in areas where there have been legacy heavy industrial processes going on for more than a couple of decades is almost certainly contaminated in /some/ degree. We need to be much much MUCH more specific about what kinds of water we're talking about. A small note here: "dangerous toxins" is a pleonasm: by definition, all toxins are dangerous. Are icebergs subject to toxins? Yes. From radioactives and biologicals and microscopic heavy

metal particles and pollens and other items carried in rain and snow falls onto the glaciers which spawn the icebergs in the first place. Some glacial ice fields may be more contaminated than others, some may be contaminated only in microscopic layers. It's through analysis of glacial cores and the annual deposition layers that we now know so much about historic global weather patterns. Is the sea less [? - I suspect you might have meant more] likely to be free of contamination after desalination: depends on the toxin and the desalination method and on many other things - such as molecular and engineering tolerances and maintenance in the particular desalination plant. Desalination of sea water at Minimata is still not considered safe after the mercury contamination there 40 years ago, despite massive cleanup efforts. Nobody really knows right now what effects the Gulf Oil spill earlier this year may have on any desalination there - but let us also not forget that the Gulf is subject to perfectly natural oil outflows from the buried fields - an outflow which is in annual terms calculated to be rougly the same as all of the recent spillage during the emergency. In other words the Gulf has always been contaminated with oil. The larger question we need to address when talking about contamination is that of acceptable dose. All water that humans consume is "contaminated" to some degree when assessed at a simple *chemical* level - all the water we drink contains more than just water. Note too: pure distilled water is not very nice to drink and wouldn't be particularly beneficial to humans since our bodies also rely to some extent on those other things in the water - the mineral salts etc: simple fact is that as biological mechanisms we're *used* to and adapted for things being in our water. The real issue for us is what we need to remove, and to what levels of purity we need to be working to for the security and protection of human and environmental health. There isn't a simple solution here Rolfe; nor a simple global "picture". 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Robert to clear some of Rolfe's queries. One new entrant to filter business, Quenching the thirst for purified water " AQUA-NU: IT MAY HAVE taken six years, but Louth-based entrepreneur Pat Farrelly of AquaNu has come up with a pioneering water filtration technology that has some of the biggest names in the water- filtration industry knocking on his door. Farrelly is keeping mum about the detail of his invention (which is protected by 42 patents) but in broad terms he has developed a method of filtering water through ceramic that works 700 times faster than its closest rival and has the power to knock out a long list of water-borne illnesses such as legionella and E.coli and tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness and river blindness. The

system also removes contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides. Ceramics manufacturing is a specialised field and the discs will be made in Stuttgart. With the product now out there, Farrelly says the company is already in talks with some of the biggest household names in water filtration http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/innovation/2011/0826/1224302795695.html --1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Rolfe Kidney Pipe or Waste line or " xxxxx " seems to be very near http://www.ozosciences.com/ozonanosciences_plantconcepts_page.html -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Thank you, Robert, I really feel good now that I asked those questions. your responses have educated us all. Rolfe 1 month ago Like

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Robert Neuschul Karthi A favourite aphorism of a well known public health campaigner in London the 1980s and 90s was "London has the cleanest water in the world! It's been through at least 7 sets of kidneys." 1 month ago Like

Prof.SureshUnfollow Prof.Suresh Kumar What is being used for disinfection/water purification has become very important since it was found that chlorine can pollute. In 1974, the harmful substances defined as trihalomethanes (THM) (CHCl3, CHBrCl2, CHBr2Cl and CHBr3) were discovered to be formed during the disinfection step of drinking water if free chlorine was the disinfectant. They are derived from naturally occurring humic and fulvic acids combining with chlorine and bromine. since that Granulated activated carbon has been proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate or reduce potentially carcinogenic organic substances (THM) in public supplies.This problem is yet to be satisfactorily addressed. Activated carbons are successfully applied for the purification or supplementary purification of potable and waste water. Thanks to their highly developed porous structure and large specific surface area they exhibit a considerable adsorption capacity towards various pollutants, both organic and inorganic. The first requirement is related mainly with the content of organics and inorganics in the carbons, while the second is associated with the ability of the carbons to react with some of the compounds in the water leading to the formation of harmful products. These requirements necessitate the search for appropriate raw materials, methods of preparation, and additional modification of the carbons. 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Robert, I did not copy the phrase, let the previous gentleman not claim any copy rights :) * ----------- -----------------From the MIT Media Lab: LuminAR, a 'lamp' that turns your desktop into an iPad Instead of screwing a lightbulb into a spring-armed desk lamp, Linder designed a device that combines a camera, digital projector, and wireless node. LuminAR (the AR stands for "augmented reality") works on the same 110 volts that would have powered the lightbulb. The result is one of

the coolest demos I've seen in a long time: a personal projector that can turn any flat surface into a rough approximation of an iPad. Linder has built six LuminAR prototypes using a pico projector from Microvision; one was shown at the National Retail Federation Convention earlier this year, as part of Intel's "Connected Store" concept display. "We showed a way to bring the online shopping experience to the counter of a store like Best Buy," Linder says. "You might want to videoconference with an expert to ask questions about a particular product, or see the batteries and SIM cards and printers that are compatible with the product you're looking at." http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2011/08/from_the_mit_media_lab_luminar.ht ml -------------------------------------------------------------1 month ago

Follow Kim Kim Barrington @Robert, is there a priority of toxin to take out of the water for it to be considered clean? Does this vary by nation depending upon different exposures? 1 month ago Like

RobertUnfollow Robert Neuschul Kim Toxins tend to vary by local environments rather than by nation, though current topical regulatory controls and public health management obviously do play a part in the wider picture: we might expect there to be very little regulatory control or public health management in some countries where - for example - rain forest predominates - but would be outraged at the absence of such control and management in any urban environment in the US or other industrial nations. As for priority; that too will vary by environment. Sorry to be vague but in the context of water treatments, issues of toxicology and human and environmental health protection are hugely complex issues that simply don't have a single best answer: each circumstance more or less has to be addressed and handled on it's own case by case basis. Perhaps the best one can meaningfully say is that water treatment probably first seeks to remove those toxins which present immediate [near-instant] acute dangers on exposure - those toxins

which would cause a person to die or suffer serious damage within minutes or hours of exposure or consumption. The second priority is to remove those toxins which are cummulative, and thereafter to remove any which present long term chronic or chronic-acute dangers. However all of this in turn is complicated by consideration of two very large issues: a] the toxicity of a substance: what we often describe as LD50. That's [very simplified] a measure of the quantity of a substance which would kill 50% of the exposed population. The more toxic a substance is the smaller the quantity is required to kill or do damage. Thus a few grams of cyanide diluted in a cup of water might be sufficient to kill one person; the same quantity of botulinum is sufficient to kill many tens of thousands. Which is complicated because the more dilute a substance is the more difficult it can be to remove it reliably, especially when its molecular structure is itself physically small and/or chemically of low reactivity. In this context we therefore need to be wary of treatments which might offer potential to be more toxic than the problems they seek to address: thus for example the common habit of chlorination /can/ have some nasty side-effects if mishandled. Free chlorine is, as first world war survivors can attest, a very nasty substance. b] the vector of exposure: water-borne toxins can impact the body by direct consumption [cooking, drinking], by water-vapour inhalation [steam, humidity, fog etc], or by absorption through the skin - swimming, washing etc. Each vector of impact can present entirely different dangers and outcomes for any given toxin. If that were not sufficient: the impact of a toxin can [and usually does] vary by the ratio of dosage to body-weight and the current state of health of a victim: that's why pharmaceutical dosages for kids are so very much lower the younger they are. This entire area is a complete nightmare to address, it's vastly complex, and it's also why anyone who *can* come up with a single cheap easily reproducible and easily maintained/operated technology which addressed and reliably removed as little as 30-40% of the commonest 100 [or even 1000] toxins could be set to utterly revolutionise the entire world, and make billions. 1 month ago Like

Follow Kim Kim Barrington Thank you, Robert. Excellent info. 1 month ago Like

RobertUnfollow Robert Neuschul Kim I should also have said something about the issues of environmental protection: not all toxins are instantly human toxic. There are many toxins which may not have direct acute impacts on humans, but which do have indirect impacts through the environment, working their way up through the biota chain, particularly where those impacts are cummulative. This is the realm of the EPA and other environmental cleanup agencies. Our problem here is that the biota chain often concentrates toxins and filters the effects they have in quite surprisingly nasty ways. One of the old Borgia recipes for poisoning a person was to water a small patch of grain such as wheat with a solution of a poison such as arsenic. Then feed that grain to a chicken for a couple of years. And then feed a small amount of pate made from the chicken liver to the person one wanted to kill. The symptoms the poisoned person shows will not be immediately and obviously those of arsenic poisoning, and the amount of actual arsenic they will have consumed wouldn't normally be enough to kill, but they'll be equally and very rapidly dead. Toxins in the environment work exactly the same way, and have potential to deliver far nastier and much more concentrated impacts: which is yet another reason for paying very close attention to water quality. 1 month ago Like

Follow Kim Kim Barrington @Robert. lol Not a recipe I shall pass on....but will ponder on. It would seem to cut down on all of the options here then to focus on a particular country where their specific water problems and purifying accordingly will make the most widespread difference in quality of life (forgive me if this has already been addressed somewhere in this thread). I gave up drinking water out of plastic bottles due to environmental concerns for planet ie overuse of plastic. And drink tap water now. St. Louis has been rated as having the cleanest water in the U.S. or some such wild claim. I drink more than 8 glasses of water a day for some unknown reason.....not dead yet. But your theory of impact by area by human by individual is something that should probably be looked into. Like allergies we all grow accustomed to specific pollens that attack us unless we have a very specific allergic issue. Or like vaccines, you are given some in order to create the antibodies to fight it. I'm not a Dr. but some impurities in the water that we drink everyday will build up tolerances to it unless, like you say, they are deadly.

Just to simplify otherwise it's hard to know where to start. 1 month ago Like

RobertUnfollow Robert Neuschul Kim Yup: think global, act local. As for the issues of allergy: that one would take a not very small thesis to give decent coverage. 1 month ago Like

RobertUnfollow Robert Neuschul Kim Should also have said re the 'recipe' - we now know that the more levels a toxin passes through in the food chain on the way to our tables the more complex the transformative effects become and potentially the more dangerous it becomes. So we use that information in a scientific context to monitor all sorts of toxins: for example we monitor radioactives in seawater by analysing radioactive decay isotopes in the lower levels of the food chain - such as the concentrations in shells of shrimps and crabs etc - and we also monitor heavy metals in much the same manner. The issue of examining and analysing at the individual human level in the local environment is something that in some senses complementary medicine has been doing for a couple of thousand years now - e.g. in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine - we understood it here in the industrial nations in a fairly loose general sense but modern science has been catching up to a detailed application of that concept fairly rapidly since the decoding of the human genome. Thus for example we are now starting to understand how conditions in the environment around us can impact the way in which our genes express themselves at certain stages in our lives or in specific circumstances. To take one controversial example: the issues of "fat" and diabetes are both fairly high on the public health agendas in the US and UK. We have seen it called the new pandemic and other 'panic' words. We have also seen a lot of calls from health politicians for changes in diet and exercise regimes in order to try and bring these so-called epidemics under control. Yet evidence shows quite clearly that significant numbers of so-called fat people and many diabetics are /not/ eating badly or lacking in exercise. Researchers have been looking at the wider environment for clues and evidence - nothing conclusive so far; but some preliminary indications that this may well be where we need to be looking, rather than _simply_ blaming people for eating too much or not doing

enough exercise. Sure, people _do_ need better diets and more exercise, but these alone are unlikely to be the sole causes. We can't isolate a human from the context in which they live if we want to understand their physical state of being. 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Pure immersion: the movie theatre thats just for you Experience something really new and exciting, not just an upgrade of whats gone before. The Personal 3D Viewer, HMZ-T1, - the worlds first 3D compatible Head Mounted Display equipped with high definition OLED panel. It is a wearable headset with twin OLED displays and simulated 5.1 surround sound - is a truly immersive way to enjoy movies and games in High Definition and 3D. http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=6979&NewsAreaID=2 29 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Engine Design at its Peak The patented Pinnacle Engines architecture and the innovative Cleeves cycle are the culmination of over one hundred years of combustion engine design. Both sleeve valve engines and opposed piston designs had their heyday in WWII airplane engines. The modern interpretation of these concepts, in conjunction with the Cleeves cycle, is the key to our efficiency gains. http://pinnacle-engines.com/technology.html -29 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Biological 'Computer' Destroys Cancer Cells: Diagnostic Network Incorporated Into Human Cells Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells. This network recognizes certain cancer cells using logic combinations of five cancer-specific molecular factors, triggering cancer cells destruction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110901142056.htm 29 days ago


Prof.SureshUnfollow Prof.Suresh Kumar That would be interesting http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=computer-heart-simulationarrhythmia&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_TECH_20110906 Virtual Ventricle: Computer Predicts Dangers of Arrhythmia Drugs Better than Animal Testing Researchers developed a computer model of a human heart to study whether certain drugs will help treat an abnormal heartbeat, or cause serious side effects 29 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Good direction of research with arrhythmia Simulator but still potentially to do away with clinical trials and animal trials is quite long way . 29 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Fast, Cheap, and Accurate: Detecting CO2 with a Fluorescent Twist "The real test for us was to see whether the composite could differentiate between carbon dioxide and acetylene, which have similar physiochemical properties," explains Assoc. Prof. Extenal LinkTakashi Uemura, also of the Graduate School of Engineering. "Our findings clearly show that this PCP-DSB combination reacts very differently to the two gases, making accurate CO2 detection possible in a wide variety of applications." http://www.icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp/e/pr/2011/09/05-nr.html -28 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Car-to-Car Communication System to Get a Massive Road Test A trial involving thousands of cars could pave the way for technology aimed at cutting accidents

and traffic jams. The DOT estimates that 80 percent of serious crashes could be addressed by this technology. "This is the next major safety advancement, one that's comparable to seat belts, air bags, and electronic stability control," said Scott Belcher, president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, a nonprofit founded to promote advanced car technologies. http://www.technologyreview.in/communications/38525/ 27 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Nanoscale spin waves can replace microwaves A group of scientists from the University of Gothenburg and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have become the first group in the world to demonstrate that theories about nanoscale spin waves agree with observations. This opens the way to replacing microwave technology in many applications, such as mobile phones and wireless networks, by components that are much smaller, cheaper, and that require less resources. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology http://www.science.gu.se/english/News/News_detail/nanoscale-spin-waves-can-replacemicrowaves.cid1036343 -27 days ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Excellent approach, Karthi. Rolfe 26 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The airship finally takes off - Hybrid Air Vehicles has first civil customer The famous and well documented Hindenburg disaster of 1937, when the hydrogen-filled airship burst into flames whilst attempting to tether to its moorings in New Jersey, killed off the 'lighterthan-air' aircraft industry, as well as 35 unfortunate souls.................. Hybrid Air Vehicles, a British Company founded in 2007 by the late Roger Munk and a direct

descendant of those previously unsuccessful efforts, has recently achieved two massive commercial wins that seem to indicate that the airship has a very rosy future indeed.................... This versatility plus an ability to stay airborne for 21 days and a potential lifting capacity of up to 200 tonnes finally enabled HAV to win a US$517million contract (370million) in conjunction with Northrop Grumman to supply a Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) to the U.S. Army for deployment in Afghanistan starting in 2012.............................. http://www.gizmag.com/hybrid-air-vehicles-airship/19746/ -------------------------------------------------------------26 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan New Japanese Wind Turbine Triples Power Output Without Increasing Size In fact, researchers at Kyushu University, which houses the International Institute for CarbonNeutral Energy Research, had a hunch that the answer just might be blowin in the wind, if only they could squeeze a little more out of it than what conventional technology would allow. Thats when they came up with the wind lens. What is a wind lens, you ask, and what does it do? What does any lens do? It focuses. Except instead of focusing light, a wind lens, which is an inward curving ring around the perimeter of the circle inscribed by the turbines blades as they rotate, focuses airflow, directing and accelerating the air as it enters the blade zone. See the video below: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/wind-lens/comment-page-1/ -25 days ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Karthy: I have been advocating use of airships - or aerostats - for urban mass transportation for about ten years. Maybe this will now happen! Rolfe 24 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan A guiding light for new directions in energy production The science of light and liquids has been intimately entwined since Lon Foucault discovered the speed of light in 1862, when he observed that light travels more slowly in water than in air. This physical harmony between the two materials is now being harnessed to collect and drive light to where it can be the most useful. October's issue of Nature Photonics focuses on optofluidics, the study of microfluidics the microscopic delivery of fluids through extremely small channels or tubescombined with optics. In a review written by Demetri Psaltis, Dean of EPFL's School of Engineering, he and his co-authors argue that optofluidics is poised to take on one of this century's most important challenges: energy ("Optofluidics for energy applications"). "By directing the light and concentrating where it can be most efficiently used, we could greatly increase the efficiency of already existing energy producing systems, such as biofuel reactors and solar cells, as well as innovate entirely new forms of energy production" explains Psaltis. "EPFL is the world leader in optofluidics, our institution is in a position to develop truly efficient and disruptive energy sources." http://actu.epfl.ch/news/optofluidics-for-energy-applications-2/ -23 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Nanomaterials: Graphene rocks An electrical current passing through a graphene film can produce sound by heating the surrounding air.......................................The team suggests that because their device is simple, inexpensive, transparent and does not actually vibrate when operating, it could be used in a variety of applications from speakers and earphones to ultrasound imaging. http://www.natureasia.com/asia-materials/highlight.php?id=968 23 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Technology Breakthrough: Robotically 'woven' composite cycle frame In a world first, a Swiss company claims to have 'woven' a carbon fibre composite cycle frame using a purpose built patented robot, guaranteeing the highest level of precision in design and removing any scope for error for the first time. "In conventional cycle frame building, racing bikes are meticulously laid-up by hand, using hundreds of carbon mat layers but the Impec cycle frame from Swiss company BMc, therefore,

sets a new benchmark in both the cycling and weaving technology industries," the company said at this weeks Composites Europe show in Essen, Germany. Although BMc refers to weaving the frame, Innovation in Textiles believes that the company is in fact using braiding technology and is seeking clarification. http://www.innovationintextiles.com/articles/584.php 22 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Innovative Superconductor Fibers Carry 40 Times More Electricity TAU researchers marry old and new to create the next generation of superconductors Wiring systems powered by highly-efficient superconductors have long been a dream of science, but researchers have faced such practical challenges such as finding pliable and cost-effective materials. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have found a way to make an old idea new with the next generation of superconductors http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=15181 21 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan German and Israeli UAS Network to Form an Integrated Reconnaissance and Strike Asset A combined, unmanned reconnaissance and attack system developed under a collaborative programme between Germany and Israel has recently passed an important milestone, demonstrating the integration of two unmanned aircraft systems the Rheinmetall Defense KZO aerial reconnaissance drone and IAIs loitering weapon the Harop. The highlight of the test was to demonstrate the WABEP system of systems approach the interoperability of two unmanned aircraft systems as a combined reconnaissance and strike asset, slated to become the Bundeswehrs next unmanned aircraft system. http://www.uasvision.com/2011/09/08/german-and-israeli-uas-network-to-form-an-integratedreconnaissance-and-strike-asset/ 21 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Floatation collectors' recover valuable minerals from waste rock Their report on the process, which uses nanoparticles to latch onto those materials and attach them to air bubbles in a flotation machine, appears in the ACS journal Langmuir ("Nanoparticle Flotation Collectors II: The Role of Nanoparticle Hydrophobicity"). http://bit.ly/pW0a7y -21 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Virtual Architecture A recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Greg Trans thesis prize winning concept, Mediating Mediums, provides a thought-provoking glimpse into the future functionality and application of augmented reality. According to Greg, digital 3D is currently confused with the digital 2D representation of 3D material like that of Pixar animations or computer models. As he sees it, true digital 3D has potential to converge what is real and what is imagined, expressed here as a graphical user interface that exists not only within, but as architectural elements that provoke user interaction. http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/09/14/virtual-architecture/ 20 days ago

Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Thank you. For all who have my Earthlink address, my new preferred email address will be: shellyrrs123@gmail.com <mailto:shellyrrs123@gmail.com> This is effective now and I will hopefully receive all email at this new address by September 30. Rolfe Shellenberger 19 days ago Like

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For all who have my Earthlink address, my new preferred email address will be: shellyrrs123@gmail.com <mailto:shellyrrs123@gmail.com> This is effective now and I will hopefully receive all email at this new address by September 30. Rolfe Shellenberger 19 days ago Like

Prof.SureshUnfollow Prof.Suresh Kumar Rolfe,thanks.I will take note News on SA [energy and sustainability] U.K. Researchers to Test "Artificial Volcano" An experiment starting next month in the U.K. will pump water one kilometer into the air to test a new climate-cooling method that eventually could deliver sunlight-reflective sulfate particles into the stratosphere 19 days ago Like

Follow Yuri Yuri Neshitov Karthi, a plenty of interesting links But much more technical than humanitarian ones. I mean such opposition: 1) Solar power from the Moon A Japanese company is pitching an alternative energy plan thats out of this worldand potentially the largest public infrastructure project in human history a wide belt of photovoltaic panels that cuts across the ash-gray lunar surface like a straight river a troop of robots, superconducting cables are ferrying the Suns power to transmission centers... http://www.wfs.org/content/solar-power-moon and 2) news from Vancouver, the very modest ones in comparison with interplanet deals : the citys open-data initiative which aims to make the citys vast trove of data publicly available online is a true breakthrough. when council passed a resolution to, among other things, freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible. In principle, this is a laudable goal, but the noble sentiment caused hardly a ripple in the local media. In practice, it turns the entire operation of city hall on its head, and proponents are predicting similar disruptions in the local business community... http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/2011/04/04/city-of-vancouver These Japanese engineers read Jules Vernes fantastic fictions very well but how people can unite,

compete and collaborate using new tools is more important for a our better future, I think... More humanitarian links! 19 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Okay Yuri . I will recommend to Japanese to deliver power derived from Moon free of cost to the needy say some green ventures like Organic farming :) 19 days ago

Follow Yuri Yuri Neshitov Thanks, your decision is quite reasonable :) 19 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan A true bargain house ( Your wishes answered by MIT ) First prototype built from MITs effort to construct houses for $1,000 each. " ............Home prices in many of the worlds most famous cities run to well over $1,000 per square foot. By contrast, MIT architects have produced a decidedly more affordable alternative: the first prototype from the Institutes 1K House project, an effort to see if low-cost homes for the poor can be constructed for $1,000, total..............." http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/1k-house-prototype-0915.html -17 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan A new spider-like micromachine could swim through a person's blood vessels, healing damaged areas and delivering drugs as it goes To turn the spheres into motors, the group attached a Grubbs catalyst a molecule that builds long chains of smaller molecules to the silica side. When Sen drops his spheres into a solvent containing the chemical norbornene, the catalyst spins a polymer from molecules of the chemical.

Eventually there are far more unpolymerised single molecules of norbornene around the gold side of the sphere than the silica side , creating an osmotic gradient, as fluids will always move from a region with lots of particles to a region with fewer particles. The solvent rushes toward the gold side of the sphere, causing the whole sphere to move. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20867-selfdirected-microspider-could-repair-bloodvessels.html -------------------------------------------------------------17 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan New offshore windfarm technologies in the battle against seasickness Giant robotic arms among ideas to win financial backing from the Carbon Trust to fight major obstacle to wind energy: stormy seas New technology is needed to defeat this oldest of seafaring problems, and 13 inventive ideas, including a ship steadied by a huge deep keel and another with a giant robotic arm, have shared a 1m development prize from the Carbon Trust. The UK plans to erect 6,000 giant offshore wind turbines by 2020 to provide 25% of the country's electricity, but the structures have to be installed in far rougher and more remote waters than the 487 so far erected. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/19/offshore-windfarm-technology 16 days ago

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan Garbage & waste to Car Fuel ! Enerkem is pioneering a new line of chemicals and fuels made from garbage instead of oil or other

fossil fuels. Enerkems cost-effective conversion technology transforms waste - such as unrecyclable household garbage, demolition debris and used utility poles - into chemical-grade syngas, which is used to create advanced ethanol, bioacetates and other intermediate chemicals that form our everyday products. The company currently operates two facilities in Quebec and in 2010, began construction of a municipal waste-to-biofuels plant in Alberta. In 2011, Enerkem expects to break ground on a similar facility in Mississippi for which it is receiving financial support from the USDA and U.S. DOE. http://www.enerkem.com/en/home.html 16 days ago

1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan Study on Regeneration of Powdered Activated Carbon by Electron Beam Abstract: The powdered activated carbon which had adsorbed phenylglycinc solution from pharmaceutics factory can be regenerated by mean of irradiation of high-energy electron beams in oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor respectively. The effects of radiation dose and beam current on regeneration of activated carbon in different atmosphere were studied. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and the iodine number of activated carbon were used to monitor the change of carbon adsorption. The results show that the powder activated carbon polluted with phenlglycine could be regenerated effectively by irradiation of high energy electron beams in nitrogen stream. The generation did not need high temperature, and the weight loss of carbon and energy consumption were minimum. http://www.vv5v.com/technology/study-on-regeneration-of-powdered-activated-carbon-byelectron-beam.html 15 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan First controlled vertical flight of a biologically inspired microrobot In this paper, we present experimental results on altitude control of a flying microrobot. The problem is approached in two stages. In the first stage, system identification of two relevant subsystems composing the microrobot is performed, using a static flapping experimental setup. In the second stage, the information gathered through the static flapping experiments is employed to design the controller used in vertical flight. The design of the proposed controller relies on the idea of treating an exciting signal as a subsystem of the microrobot. The methods and results presented here are a key step toward achieving total autonomy of bio-inspired flying microrobots.

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan EU clears stem cell trial for broken hearts An Australian company developing a stem cell treatment to prevent heart failure has been given the go-ahead for a mid-stage clinical trial in Europe, moving potential "off-the-shelf" stem cell treatments a step closer. Mesoblast works with adult stem cells known as mesenchymal precursor cells. Because they do not trigger an immune response, cells from one donor can be greatly expanded to treat many patients, giving Mesoblast potential therapies that could be sold like off the shelf medicines. http://reut.rs/nDsZHc 15 days ago

Follow Oscar Oscar Ayala Arana This looks promissing. My bets, though, still are with natural Adult Stem Cell stimulation methods. Taking alga AFA, for instance is simple, unexpensive and it triggers millions of cells into the blood flow without any major huslte.. 15 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Oscar . I believe both approaches have equal potential depending on the patients condition :) Interesting leaflet I came across, Taking a close look at stem cell therapies Countless stem cell therapies are currently being offered on the Internet and elsewhere. They are said to cure or alleviate diabetes, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's etc. Together with the Federal Office of Public Health, the National Research Programme "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine"

(NRP 63) has compiled a leaflet which describes the risks of untested stem cell therapies and gives advice on how to spot dubious offers. http://bit.ly/mXwxMi -14 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan True replacement for 60W filament Lamp , LED (8W) After winning a UK government funding competition last year, Zeta LED has built an LED lamp with a unique approach to thermal management " .................Shadbolt says that the company plans to manufacture 1000 units by the end of this year, and these will go on sale with a retail price of around GBP 20. Our target is for the price to be below GBP 10 in volume production, he said, meaning a volume in excess of half a million units annually. To achieve this, Zeta is looking for potential investors or partners with manufacturing expertise...........". http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/8/9/19 13 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Inflatable turbine lights up and can move with the wind Inventor Dean Kamen recently filed a patent application for a horizontally-rotating turbine with an inflatable rotor made from plastic fabric, which allows the turbine to be deflated and moved to new locations. The patent suggests the turbine could be mounted on a vehicle or trailer for transportation, while also charging the vehicle's battery. Its lighter frame would also allow it to be installed on roofs where more traditional turbines would be too heavy. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/09/inflatable-wind-turbine.html 13 days ago

1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan Researchers are perfecting a new technique that could speed construction of skyscrapers while also providing enough stiffness and strength to withstand earthquakes and forces from high winds. The project aims to develop a new kind of "core wall," a vertical spine that runs through the center

of skyscrapers, said Mark Bowman, director of Purdue University's Robert L. and Terry L. Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/110920BowmanSkyscrapers.html 12 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The spherical genius of the Httlin Kugelmotor " Dr Herbert Httlin is a 67 year old flow engineer with over 150 patents to his name, mostly in the field of pharmaceutical production machinery. In 1991 he began to look at the traditional "Otto/Diesel" combustion engine and how its efficiency could be improved. After twenty years and three design iterations the good doctor, with help from Freiburg University, has created a compact spherical motor/generator combination that is radically different from the traditional in-line combustion engine with significantly fewer moving parts. Its mode of operation is simple but hard to describe, the video at the bottom should help to make it clear. .............." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7R9xXPfIio&feature=player_embedded 10 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Send / Receive SMS from Bacteria !! Bacteria Bearing Messages Chemical Communications: Method permits encoding, decoding text messages with the use of living organisms........... "We think our technique can potentially be used for easy-to-read biological barcoding, as a deterrent to counterfeiting, or, of course, for secret communications," says postdoc Manuel A. Palacios of Tufts University, first author of a paper describing the approach (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1109554108). The study was carried out by Palacios, Tufts chemistry professor David R. Walt, Harvard University chemistry professor George M. Whitesides, and coworkers." http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/89/i40/8940news1.html 7 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan All-flash enterprise storage Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, today announced that it raised an additional $30 million in Series C funding. Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, which joined as part of a broader strategic partnership with the company, closed the oversubscribed round led by Redpoint Ventures, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and angel investors. Pure Storage has received a

total of $55 million in capital investments to date. The company plans to use the new funds to accelerate engineering, operations and go-to-market activities. Concurrently, the company emerged from stealth today to unveil its flagship product, the Pure Storage FlashArray FA-300 Series, the first all-flash enterprise storage array. When compared to traditional disk storage, the Pure Storage FlashArray is more than 10x faster and is 10x more space and power efficient, at a lower per gigabyte price than disk-centric arrays, including performance disk, flash retrofits and flash/disk hybrids. http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/pure-storage-raises-30m-series-c-financing-all-flashenterprise-array-technology-1552545.htm 7 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan PlantroseTM and Supercritical Hydrolysis Renmatixs PlantroseTM process is the first to break down cellulose at industrial scale through supercritical hydrolysis, which utilizes water at elevated temperatures and pressures to quickly solubilize cellulose. The supercritical state of matter has long been utilized in industrial processes including coffee decaffeination and pharmaceutical applications. http://renmatix.com/renmatix-reveals-supercritical-hydrolysis-as-lowest-cost-pathway-tocellulosic-sugar/ 7 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Holland: "With Pine-o-matic a freshly cut pineapple within 30 seconds" During AGF Detail (Dutch trade fair) Tastymatic introduced a fully automatic pineapple cutter, which can be operated by the consumer himself. "The machine is very popular and during the fair Pine-o-matic could not complain about the public interest" Ronald Lohman says enthusiastically. "The consumer will have his freshly cut pineapple within 30 seconds." The company Tastymatic have developed and manufactured the machine. http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=86535 6 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Dense Plasma Focus

The workshop was organized by the International Scientific Committee of the International Centre for Dense Magnetized Plasmas, a group of several dozen DPF researchers. At the suggestion of LPP's Lerner, participants agreed to set up a web location devoted to the exchange of data, unpublished results, useful programs, as well as published papers. The closer collaboration will enable researchers, including LPP, to test hypotheses against other ongoing work and to suggest experiments to other groups with different devices and instruments. http://www.lawrencevilleplasmaphysics.com/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=80 3 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan A brief overview of bulk metallic glasses The discovery of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) has stimulated widespread research enthusiasm because of their technological promise for practical applications and scientific importance in understanding glass formation and glass phenomena. Arising from their disordered atomic structure and unique glass-to-supercooled liquid transition, BMGs represent a new class of structural and functional materials with extraordinary properties including extreme strength at low temperature and high flexibility at high temperature, along with a number of superior chemical and physical properties. This article covers the general properties of BMGs based on a review of the historical milestones in metallic glass research, and recent progress on several fundamental issues in the development of a comprehensive understanding of the strength, ductility and glass-forming ability of BMGs and, more importantly, the correlation of these parameters with atomic structure, focusing on the outstanding questions and critical issues that appear to warrant future research. Recent advances in the applications of BMGs in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), biomedicine and nanotechnology are also reviewed. http://www.natureasia.com/asia-materials/review.php?id=992 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan The new F3 Factory concept for decentralised, modular, continuous, medium scale plants is focused on the development of smaller and more flexible production units located closer to raw material suppliers or downstream users. The state-of-the-art process for acrylic acid and their derivatives production starts with fossil-based propylene. The Arkema industrial case study is seeking to develop a new greener and more cost effective production process that starts from bio-sourced glycerol - a widely available green byproduct of oleochemistry and biodiesel production. http://www.f3factory.com/scripts/pages/en/about_f3/industrial_case_studies/cs4/index.php 2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan New Patent Improves Speed of DNA Analysis Ropers method reduces the time involved in these cycles from minutes to milliseconds, which means that a DNA sample could be analyzed within minutes rather than hours. By associating the DNA and enzyme with a gold nanoparticle and then exciting the nanoparticle with a light source or laser beam, Roper can target temperature changes to the area immediately around the DNA. This allows researchers to raise or lower the temperature more quickly. In addition, the process can be used to analyze the DNA during the reaction. http://newswire.uark.edu/Article.aspx?ID=16865 1 day ago

Prof.SureshUnfollow Prof.Suresh Kumar As old as the late 70s when we discussed these in our IIT Management studies,way back,but does not seem to be much operationalised,as it is 1 day ago Like

Prof.SureshUnfollow Prof.Suresh Kumar This concept is as old as 1975 or so when I was studying for Management at IIT -M. Of course it is new,as one comes across,now,and rarely being implemented,as it is 1 day ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Yes Prof Suresh, People Like you should have acted and lifted the country out of poverty, it is not too late now :) 12 hours ago

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Tamas Szigeti Csucs There is an ancient idea for better tomorrow in several variations, one of it is "For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, `even' in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (GAL 5.14) The better future in my opinion will not based not on scientific or technical achievements, but people and societies. 11 hours ago Like

Linda JaneUnfollow Linda Jane McLean Tamas, You have described beautifully what I am writing about. It is the motivation of people in Society that make the difference. Motivation by greed will not result in happiness for all. When we truly understand how to behave, and manage to see some of our damage, we might stand a chance.. I call it "Mistakes we don't know we are making." My paper at the moment is comparing how we treat people with disabilities. If the disabled person is empowered and allowed autonomy and control,(as each of us enjoy), even with a profound physical disability, ability becomes evident. Equally, if they are dependent on a service, have no choice in when they get up, go to bed, or eat, the individual is lost All that is seen is the disability. "The measure of a civilisation is how it treats its weakest members" (Samuel Johnson, Ghandi,and others, all expressed ideas similar to this. But do we heed them? 1 hour ago Like

1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan Tamas & Linda , Thanks for your Ideas which call for an overhaul on Society itself and to have a better focused / indepth discussion I have started a separate thread / discussion. 1 hour ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Wireless Muscle Stimulator Brings Consumers The Pro Athlete Technology Used By HTC-Highroad, The Cycling Team Of Top Tour de France Sprinter Mark Cavendish The Nordic nRF24LE1-based Compex Wireless is the world's first wearable wireless muscle electro-stimulator and can be used safely and effectively to enhance training regimes and accelerate post training/racing muscle recovery via one of 50 downloadable wireless programs targeting both professional athletes and consumer sports and fitness enthusiasts

http://www.wirelessdesignonline.com/article.mvc/Wireless-Muscle-Stimulator-Brings-Consumers0001?sectionCode=News&templateCode=EnhancedStandard&user=2355438&source=nl:32047 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan " Revolutionary technology developed by British company Plastic Logic permits the manufacturing of electronic components using plastic semiconductors. This paves the way for principally new products and applications that were unthinkable with silicon technology. .............Plastic Logic 100 for Educationan electronic textbook designed to meet the learning needs of students and the educational needs of teachers. The plastic screen of the e-reader is shatterproof, giving it significant advantage over all other electronic books, which have displays made on glass substrate. " http://www.rusnano.com/Post.aspx/Show/32757 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan It is a full parallax 3D display Hitachi, Ltd. (President: Hiroaki Nakanishi, Hitachi, below) to display stereoscopic images in real space, can be overlaid stereoscopic viewing real objects and multiple people without glasses, "Stereoscopic Display Technology has developed ". This technology, video information by the projector units, 24 three-dimensional display technology in real space using a combination of lenses and mirrors plurality half. Stereoscopic images can be overlaid with a real object, and without using glasses, so you can see several people at the same time, digital signage is placed where a lot of people back and forth (digital signage ) You can view stereoscopic images that can be applied to more powerful and lower cost of various design validation, and training in skills such as manufacturing and health care can be expected to take advantage of a wide range of areas It is a full parallax 3D display. This technology has been shown before but the new system is improved http://bit.ly/onPQk2 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. Taipei Invention Awards Winners (Gold) http://www.inventaipei.com.tw/en_US/news/info.html?id=7F6DBC6DF687125B 2 months ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Achates two-stroke opposed-piston engine has 53% thermal efficiency Greencarcongress - Achates Power, the developer a two-stroke, compression-ignition (CI) opposed-piston (OP) engine, is presenting performance and emissions results of the Achates engine used in a medium-duty application, as well as the results of a detailed thermodynamic analysis comparing the closed-cycle thermal efficiences of three engine configurations: a baseline 6cylinder, 4-stroke engine; a hypothetical 3-cylinder opposed-piston 4-stroke engine; and a threecylinder opposed-piston two-stroke engine (the Achates engine). http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/10/achates-20111006.html 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan German researchers have built an anthropomorphic robot hand that can endure collisions with hard objects and even strikes from a hammer without breaking into pieces. http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/dlr-super-robust-robot-hand 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Startup OvaScience to 'energize' egg cells to improve fertility OvaScience, a reproductive medicine startup that has been running quietly out of the Prudential Center since January, will talk about the science behind its technique to improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting on Oct. 19 in Orlando, Fla. The company began in January of this year with the idea of in-licensing two technologies, one from Mass General Hospital and one from Harvard Medical School, said Scott Chappel, chief scientific officer of OvaScience, who was previously with Serono and Dyax. One technology is from Tilly, who a number of years ago identified a precursor to oocytes (egg cells) in the ovary that can be used to energize older egg cells and boost the eggs ability to fertilize and to mature into a healthy embryo. The second is from another co-founder, David Sinclair, a researcher in the genetics department of Harvard Medical School who studies aging and the function of mitochondria, which provide the energy a cell needs to function and divide. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2011/10/10/daily7-Startup-OvaScience-to-energize-eggcells-to-improve-fertility.html

2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Given the nation's food scandals in recent years, a quick, relatively cheap and effective testing kit is timely and reassuring. Cheng Anqi reports. Litmus test of food safety When He Fangyang tried in 2002 to tell food companies that his food testing invention was reliable, none of them was convinced. "They put their faith in overseas testing machines and were doubtful of the efficacy of a 5-cm-long test paper," He recalls. Although cold-shouldered by the food companies, the 42-year-old He persisted and eventually won over clients. Over the past decade, He and his Beijing-based biophysics company, Kwinbon, have developed more than 100 kinds of rapid food safety detection solutions. When his test paper is dipped in tainted milk, melamine can be detected in just three minutes, as two bars on the paper turn red. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-10/13/content_13880766.htm 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Ammonia could replace all fossil fuels Ammonia can fuel vehicles requiring range and power that cannot be provided by batteries. Ammonia fuel produced from sustainable nuclear energy would be cheap and green forever. Nuclear power generated ammonia fuel can replace the usage of all oil, natural gas and coal. http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/10/lot-of-nuclear-energy-could-enable.html 2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Presented at the 3rd Thorium Energy Alliance Conference, in Washington DC. Kirk Sorensen & Kirk Dorius announce creation of Flibe Energy, a company devoted to making energy from thorium a reality, via the Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) Kirk Sorensen - Introduction to Flibe Energy @ TEAC3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-uxvSVIGtU

2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Not far away, each one of us can add HPC to our every single neuron !! A polysaccharide bioprotonic field-effect transistor In nature, electrical signalling occurs with ions and protons, rather than electrons. Artificial devices that can control and monitor ionic and protonic currents are thus an ideal means for interfacing with biological systems. Here we report the first demonstration of a biopolymer protonic fieldeffect transistor with proton-transparent PdH(x) contacts. In maleic-chitosan nanofibres, the flow of protonic current is turned on or off by an electrostatic potential applied to a gate electrode. The protons move along the hydrated maleic-chitosan hydrogen-bond network with a mobility of ~4.910(-3)cm(2)V(-1)s(-1). This study introduces a new class of biocompatible solid-state devices, which can control and monitor the flow of protonic current. This represents a step towards bionanoprotonics. http://lib.bioinfo.pl/paper:21934660 1 month ago

Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar All other things that were mentioned are possible except loneliness, dear Ian. If that is required the paths are totally different, humans being social animals that is impossible task but it is possible. The modern scientific and technical methods or the S & T ans R & D is for other materials except for leaving one alone. That's is possible that is loneliness by killing all others on this planet earth or by self destruction, in both the cases one is left alone on the planet earth or left alone in the grave yard. But one can by other methods can attain loneliness for which the brain of the humans is impossible to tame as our senses do not agree for. 1 month ago Like Follow Rolfe Rolfe Shellenberger Davuloon: You are not alone. Many, including myself, are part of your community. Enjoy this group and its members' contributions. Rolfe 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Rolfe . Davuloori, The great Idea or ' Mantra' to getaway from loneliness is.............. **.........Just remember to allow space for other beings to live around you , on you , above you and below you as much as you are one in to their space ..........** You cannot be lonely :) 1 month ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Again this became hallow and empty what fills there nobody can tell. Only one thing that can accommodate entire universe is the heart, that too with love and affection. If one has mind for others this is possible. 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan We remain Lonely & Empty, it is our Choice ! 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan SideBySide is a novel interactive system that allows multiple people to play and work together using handheld projectors at anytime and anyplace. The system is immediate and simple: users simply project onto a surface and their projection becomes aware and responsive to other projections nearby. Interaction can range from projector-based games, such as boxing with projected characters, to everyday tasks such as exchanging contact information by 'dragging and dropping' onto another user's projection. http://www.disneyresearch.com/research/projects/hci_sidebyside_drp.htm 1 month ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Dear Karthikeyan, lonely is different as it refers to an individual and to their knowledge level. The hallow and empty refers to the system of our body and mind it all

depends on what we fill into that. Those who know how to fill it with energy knows very well that they are in bliss their heart is full of love and affection towards other living beings. They can weave a web of magical strings which brings all the like minded together for the cause of humanity on this earth so as the life continues. The inquisitive nature of the humans towards life's nature should continue. For which they go on creating one after the other till one understands nature of life on this earth. It is still a long way to go but yet none of theories do fill or bridge the gaps. What fills in to those empty and hallow, which makes so much difference in the attitude and aptitude of the humans and what can satiate the inquisitiveness. 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan Davuloori, Agreed. 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan FibeRio says the Cyclone FE 1.1 is fed raw material with the most advanced extrusion and solution pump systems that can be controlled discretely, or by software specifically designed to interface with the customers factory floor controls, enabling inline positioning of the system in higher volume environments. The nonwovens and filtration industries have been waiting a long time for a breakthrough technology that could spin nanofibres economically and at high outputs that can keep up with inline integration, says Sr. VP http://fiberiotech.com/forcespinning-production-system-debuts-at-filtration-2011/ 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Grow your own meat Instead of getting meat from animals raised in pastures, he wants to grow steaks in lab conditions, directly from muscle stem cells. If successful, the technology will transform the way we produce food. "We want to turn meat production from a farming process to a factory process," he explained. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15402552 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan diabetics to measure blood glucose levels Monitoring blood glucose levels is critical in the clinical management of diabetes. It helps patients

and clinicians tailor the correct dosage of medication (particularly the self-administration of injected insulin) and avoid hypoglycaemic events that are so detrimental to patient wellbeing. Lein are using their proprietary confocal optical technologies to develop a non-invasive monitoring system that patients can use by simply holding a mobile-phone sized device in front of their eye and literally taking a snap-shot of their blood glucose levels By adopting this cross-disciplinary approach and accessing complementary expertise from Gari, whose main research focuses on Signal Processing Data Fusion and Machine Learning in the field of Intelligent Patient Monitoring systems, Lein has been able to get a different perspective on their data to help inform and refine their ongoing development plans http://www.isis-innovation.com/documents/needles.pdf 1 month ago Follow Yuri Yuri Neshitov The very strong idea: Games That Solve Real Problems: Crowdsourcing Biochemistry forbes.com http://www.linkedin.com/news? viewArticle=&articleID=872702342&gid=145854&type=member&item=77875582&articleURL= http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eforbes%2Ecom%2Fsites%2Ftechonomy %2F2011%2F10%2F27%2Fgames-that-solve-real-problems-crowdsourcing-biochemistry %2F&urlhash=4MT1&goback=%2Egde_145854_member_77875582 Shared by Courtney Ricardo Powell PhD in Future Trends 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Yuri . Good one. Sometime back before Foldit hit the news there was a discussion thread , ..... ' "Is innovation a simple matter of search" ' ........ true / false , by Dr. Noel there was extensive research article referred and many research papers related to this idea was thrashed out. http://linkd.in/rW9eTJ ( Phoneix 1, we lost due to some error in linkedin )

1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan Fertility chip determines concentration and motility of semen Loes Segerink, a researcher at UTs MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, has developed a fertility chip that can accurately count sperm and measure their motility. The chip can be inserted into a compact device for one-off use. A future home test kit will make it possible for men to test their sperm in a familiar environment. As a result, there is a greater chance of obtaining a correct diagnosis, also the method is simple and inexpensive. Segerinks doctoral defence will take place on 4 November 2011. http://www.utwente.nl/news/fertility-chip-promotie-segerink 1 month ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Good Ideas and going & doing better. 1 month ago Like

Follow Yuri Yuri Neshitov Karhti, thanks for gorgeous link with Dr. Noel! 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan PlantroseTM and Supercritical Hydrolysis Renmatix, the leading producer of cellulosic sugars, today unveiled the PlantroseTM process, the companys commercial approach to producing sugars more cheaply than ever before. Access to non food derived low-cost industrial sugars, the foundation of the emerging bioindustrial economy, will trigger a dramatic shift from petroleum-based fuels and chemicals to cost-effective biobased alternatives.

Renmatixs PlantroseTM process is the first to break down cellulose at industrial scale through supercritical hydrolysis, which utilizes water at elevated temperatures and pressures to quickly solubilize cellulose. The supercritical state of matter has long been utilized in industrial processes including coffee decaffeination and pharmaceutical applications. http://renmatix.com/ -1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan India plans 'safer' nuclear plant powered by thorium India has announced plans for a prototype nuclear power plant that uses an innovative "safer" fuel. Officials are currently selecting a site for the reactor, which would be the first of its kind, using thorium for the bulk of its fuel instead of uranium the fuel for conventional reactors. They plan to have the plant up and running by the end of the decade. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/01/india-thorium-nuclear-plant 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan 1. of Israels Leading Medical Device Companies to Exhibit at Medica For anyone attending Medica, over 50 of Israels leading medical device companies will be exhibiting and all are eager to work with American companies. Heres a link to a catalog with brief descriptions of each company and their offerings. http://www.israelmedicalinnovation.com/general/files/IsraelMedicalInnovation-Medica2011.pdf 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan A Living Factory? The time it takes for new products to come to market is getting ever shorter. As a consequence, goods are being produced using manufacturing facilities and IT systems that were designed with completely different models in mind. Fraunhofer developers want to make factories smarter so they can react to changes of their own accord.........................................................................................................

So the researchers have invented and patented a digital translator to take the various digital device descriptions and convert them into a standard machine language called Computer Aided Engineering Exchange (CAEX). This information is then sent to a special data storage system, which is also being patented by the Institute. "Together, these two components are enough to make a simple USB-type solution feasible," says Sauer. "Once the data have started to flow, the computer can design a process control plan for the new production line unaided." The IT specialists have proved that the procedure works by putting together a miniature model facility comprising four components: a conveyor belt, a turntable, a testing device, and a further conveyor belt. Work has already started on an initial real-world application. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102092927.htm 1 month ago 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan ..-Mitsubishi Builds a Bubble Boat For Better Efficiency Grain conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland has ordered three dry bulk carriers that blow bubbles to improve fuel efficiency. The boats, to be completed by 2014, rely on Mitsubishi Heavy Industries proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS). The setup uses massive blowers to create a layer of bubbles underneath an already streamlined hull in order to further reduce friction. Mitsubishi claims that MALS can reduce CO2 emissions by a quarter compared with conventional dry bulk carriers. Considering the ships will carry about 100,000 tons including cargo, fuel and crew, thats a significant reduction................................. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/10/mitsubishi-builds-a-bubble-boat-for-better-efficiency/ 1 month ago 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan ..-TAU technology spots environmental hazards from inches to light-years away The world may seem painted with endless color, but physiologically the human eye sees only three bands of light red, green, and blue. Now a Tel Aviv University-developed technology is using colors invisible to the naked eye to analyze the world we live in. With the ability to detect more

than 1,000 colors, the "hyperspectral" (HSR) camera, like Mr. Spock's sci-fi "Tricorder," is being used to "diagnose" contaminants and other environmental hazards in real time. http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=15471 1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .In new quantum-dot LED design, researchers turn troublesome molecules to their advantage -- A robust new architecture enables optimization for quantum-dot displays The new structure allows more effective control over the flow of electrical current. "Exploiting these hydrophobic ligands allowed us to insulate the interstices between the quantum dots, essentially creating a structure that acts as an egg crate for quantum dots," says co-author Kasey Russell (A.B. '02, Ph.D. '09), a postdoctoral fellow at SEAS. "The benefit is that we can funnel current directly through the quantum dots despite having only a single layer of them, and because we have that single layer, we can apply new chemical treatments to it, moving forward." Through Harvard's Office of Technology Development, Likovich and his colleagues have applied for a provisional PATENT http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/hu-inq111511.php 29 days ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, thank you my friend. Very cool idea. It will take a while to mature this. The "optics", rastering and manipulation process systems to work effectively in nano still are not there. SPIE says it will be within 5-7 years. 29 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Doug. 29 days ago Follow davuloori

davuloori bheemeswar It is good suggestion dear Karthi, there are so many ligands, crown ether's, porphryn rings, enzymes and steroids in the human body, that too under go structural changes with very small energy levels.I think we can exploit them for quantifying and also monitoring the health related issues. When some physical and meditational inputs are given, which in general increases the oxygen levels in the body and also improves lung capacity, in turn increases the efficiency of the heart and blood circulation by removing the free radicals from the body which are in excess. Also these techniques do improve the signal efficiency in the nerves systems, in turn increases the memory and may reduce the disorders also by removing the inefficient radicals by replacing with useful structures, it may take some time for all this. If the food intake is regularized with balanced food habits it may be more faster. 28 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan Thanks Davuloori . ....... for bringing in Organic & orgasmic perspective in to molecular quantum dots :) 28 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Plasma for Water University of California, Berkeley, scientists have shown that ionized plasmas like those in neon lights and plasma TVs not only can sterilize water, but make it antimicrobialable to kill bacteria for as long as a week after treatment .................................................................................................................... Plasma discharges have been used since the late 1800s to generate ozone for water purification, and some hospitals use low-pressure plasmas to generate hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate surgical instruments. Plasma devices also are used as surgical instruments to remove tissue or coagulate blood. Only recently, however, have low-temperature plasmas been used as disinfectants and for direct medical therapy, says Graves, who recently focused on medical applications of plasmas after working for more than 20 years on low-temperature plasmas of the kind used to etch semiconductors. http://www.rdmag.com/News/2011/11/Environment-Engineering-Ionized-Plasmas-Used-AsCheap-Sterilizers-For-Developing-World/ 28 days ago

GrahamUnfollow Graham Rawlinson Hi Karthi, You do find interesting stuff. I think the one material that is least researched compared to its potential is water. It has so many different possible forms and we treat it as just stuff that comes out of the tap. The totally intriguing nature of water could form a large part of physics teaching all the way from year 1 to year 15 and beyond. We supply people with water to drink in bottles when they are hanging in trees as rivers flow past, we insist people clean with water based solutions when it is the water that has the biggest danger as a growing medium. It is safer to eat off the floor in the outback that from the draining board in most kitchens. You can die of thirst not realising you are thirsty and drink to your death and the only thing you drink is water. I am a bit confused by the report though, how do you create nitrites from H2O? And I would not want to drink water with nitrite concentrations, but maybe other parts of the report make it more clear? 28 days ago Like 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan Graham Feel safe . The author must be talking of miniscule , .000000000....1 of nitrites left over in the natural water along with h2O...! 28 days ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar hai karthy once again you have opened the new doors for thinking on entirely new directions, I have now understood how the bacteria gets converted into useful form even in our body, As these plasma's do run down our nerves through gates called K 40 and are closed by Na, so intake of the fluids and throughout them out the unwanted materials may be due to this and all these reactions are powered by C14 which in turn may be powered by ATP and GTP reactions, at that low level of cross-sections the flow of eletcro-magnetic signals are in plasma state, but out side they all show normal, and all other reactions are counter reactions and only the over all affects or effects we do observe. This may be the reason there is natural observation so cosmic out side this earth so is it inside our body also. The one that powers all these mechanisms some where in the center of our brain, where all the signals like electro-magnetic and sound do couple and stored in the form of chemical reactions, when ever one tries to remember the same set of reactions must be taking place, if not there is no control over the brain, even though mind is pure always does not mind it. And coming back to water it has the capacity to absorb very high energies to convert from solid to liquid or vapor or both or even in reverse by releasing the energies and also while evaporating or converting to higher degrees of freedom absorbs the energy from the surrounding fluids and hence cools it. That may be the reason our forefathers might have said water is the best medicine for curing the ailments.

28 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Yes, Davuloori . Another focused master piece. .28 days ago GrahamUnfollow Graham Rawlinson Looking like getting close to what advocates of homeopathy suggest. I wish all sides could see that there is much to be explored and all take the view that all of us may be right or none of us till we know a lot more. 28 days ago Like Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar This piece includes the positives of all the systems Dear Graham, including what religions prescribe, the best way possible and tried to couple them together, which is the need of the hour while all other systems failed to deliver the goods single handedly, one way it is all interdisciplinary. As the present scientific systems have neared extinction, we have to develop newer concepts with which our next generations explore it further and may come up with better concepts more closer to the truth of life's working principles and how the elements might have formed. 28 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Well said Graham., still a long way to go. No point is losing some great knowledge just because it is from a different school of thought :) One more article Microfabricated polymers: Thriving under pressure "'' Optical tweezers control polymer reactions by confining polymerization to reaction cages

defined by radiation pressure. ..................................................................................................................... Our results provide a new avenue to control chemical reactivity using the force of light, says Ito "" http://www.natureasia.com/asia-materials/highlight.php?id=1006 .28 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Interesting LIGHT, Making matter from flights of fancy What do you focus on in your research and what aspects of it are evident or usable in everyday life? Were concerned with researching efficient synthesis methods for special chemicals. One milestone here is definitely the significantly improved synthesis of a * photo-initiator *at ETH Zurich that is now produced at BASF Switzerland (formerly CIBA) using this method. The initiator is used in many coating processes, such as car paint, CDs or DVDs, not to mention in medicine, such as for hardening synthetic dental fillings. http://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/archive_articles/111117_gruetzmacher_interview_per/index_EN .28 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Startup to Capture Lithium from Geothermal Plants The approach could boost U.S. lithium productionjust as demand is set to soar with increased electric-vehicle usage. California startup Simbol Materials thinks it can increase domestic production of lithium by extracting the element, along with manganese and zinc, from the brine used by geothermal plants. http://www.technologyreview.in/energy/39143/ .-

27 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .LENR "Cold Fusion" nano-magnetism phenomenon details to be revealed December 7th in NYC Based upon evidence verified by our network of scientific leaders, as well as a definitive explanation of the mystery behind how and why LENR works; we are announcing the credibility and feasibility of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, often incorrectly labeled Cold Fusion. Source: Citi5 (http://s.tt/13NK0) .26 days ago 1 Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Thanks again Karthy this good news that there are some cold fusion elements, this also highlights our views on cold conditions plasma or cosmic interaction with in the human body, which mat trigger all the other reactions and also sensitive enough for very small signals from outside. Probably all the yoga or meditation or both together may make us to go tot that stage of understanding those signals. 25 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan ...........I am just speechless, FUSED :) .25 days ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar it is all Panchedriya gnaanam, knowledge of fives centers of power that drives the creations, which have the capacity to regenerate the life on this earth. en have them and also women but four centers are common one is totally different because they have to bear the fruit

from seedling hence they do not have mind only brain if one side is dead the other side of the brain can be used but not for men, that may be reason men does not have the brains and mind only women and rotate around them. But both can control the other by practice and developing the necessary skills. Just come out of your fusion, you have radiate and do fictional studies. 25 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Next-Generation Flex-Fuel Cells Ready to Hit the Market Solid oxide fuel cells that can use conventional fossil fuels as well as hydrogen are set to take a larger role in the energy game "Compared to any other device that converts chemical energy into electricity, the fuel cell, and in particular the solid oxide or ceramic fuel cell, is hands down the most efficient," says veteran fuel cell researcher Eric Wachsman, director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, who published research pointing the way to lower temperature SOFCs on November 18 in Science. That's why SOFCs can be tallied as green technology, even if their use of hydrocarbon fuels entails releases of carbon dioxide. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=next-generation-flex-fuel-cells-ready .25 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Discoveries in quantum physics could change face of technology Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made advances in better understanding correlated quantum matter that could change technology as we know it, according to a study published in the Nov. 20 edition of Nature .............."Topological semimetal in a fermionic optical lattice".................. "" Since the discovery of the quantum Hall effect by Klaus Van Klitzing in 1985, researchers like Liu have been particularly interested in studying topological states of matter, that is, properties of space unchanged under continuous deformations or distortions such as bending and stretching. The quantum Hall effect proved that when a magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the direction a current is flowing through a metal, a voltage is developed in the third perpendicular direction. Liu's

work has yielded similar yet remarkably different results "" http://bit.ly/uE7xGj ( Davuloori , may be one more to your kitty ) -. 24 days ago 1 GrahamUnfollow Graham Rawlinson Hi Karthi, Nice info, but I do wish people would get some basic facts right! "University of Hamburg in England" Hmmm! Graham 24 days ago Like Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Yes Karthy I am elated we are all on the good track for betterment which backs our spiritual practices scientifically if not totally to some extent, because I am not sure any instrument works at such a very low level of absolute temperatures nothing exists as contrary to higher temperatures as Liquid Helium shows super flow and antigravity at low temperatures. So we can have the following points which have to be considered as at those conditions materials do behave differently than naturally we observe: 1) for stability at higher temperatures materials though out the electrons or accept electrons or share them for their existence as what they were. 2) at lower temperature also they though out electrons for the stability by making the nucleus more positive at stage of particular temperature non are stable including the central elements, we have cold fusion but what about cold fission that is also possible, that is breaking into two or more elements. 3) It is also possible at that low temperature conditions along with plasma conditions the energy absorbed by various means may transform one element into other or break them into different elements, by balancing the masses and energies that differential mass, extra or less that is gain of mass or losing it.

4) It is all arrangements and rearrangements among the energy levels in the elemental form, I am sure of it now. On the above hypothesis we can conclude that some of he life on this earth has this special capability to recreate energy or mass by well controlled body chemical reactions. Examples one may stay for longer period without food with minimal energy by balancing the energy inputs and out puts and making the wastage to a minimum. If this is possible it is also possible by controlling the body conditions one can regenerate new cells probably. This also gives me an idea why our ancestors used to say every thing is (midhya) mirage. What we see is not true absolutely. It our brain which makes to believe it it exists with our limited knowledge about those powerful energy that motivates every thing and gives characters of it's own. Philosophically speaking. I thank you again giving me a hint Thanking you all who have contributed in these columns. 24 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Graham & Thanks Davuloori .- Wish for the best utilization of knowledge and better discoveries & inventions . .24 days ago 1 Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Dear Karthy, Without new theories in the scientific field that may be logically possible we may not be able to go further. Here what I understand that most of cold fusion reactions are electro-chemical in nature specially in human body or some of the life, that is by shifting of electrons and energies, electrons jumping in one direction and the energies in the quite opposite. Internally most of the actions and reactions are all in plasma conditions, externally they may be showing stability. Here both energy giving and taking are taking place and so the mass reduction or increase happen, the heat energy what we observe depends on reactions. Here two or more atoms may fuse to form one or break into two or more, and the atoms can be any chemical element but more likely Carbon to Nitrogen and reverse also as temperatures are very close to absolute temperature internally, specially in the central part of the brain or other energy centers in the body where one enzyme converts into another the required energy or power may be generated

from with in. But such a situation may be created by the mind using the brain which senses signals and also processes. In art-of living terms it is hallow and empty, some thing fills the hallow and also empties it. But it powers entire body or energizes it. That means both fusion and fission takes p[lace simultaneously. In games it is all hide and seek game one way. Such a situations can be done only by practice, that means by subjecting the body to rigorous experimentation practically, exercises, yoga, meditation etc are all part of it. But crux of it is it is only individuals and depends on which one suits. 24 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Autophagy: Renovation of Cells and Tissues " Autophagy is the major intracellular degradation system by which cytoplasmic materials are delivered to and degraded in the lysosome. However, the purpose of autophagy is not the simple elimination of materials, but instead, autophagy serves as a dynamic recycling system that produces new building blocks and energy for cellular renovation and homeostasis. Here we provide a multidisciplinary review of our current understanding of autophagy's role in metabolic adaptation, intracellular quality control, and renovation during development and differentiation. We also explore how recent mouse models in combination with advances in human genetics are providing key insights into how the impairment or activation of autophagy contributes to pathogenesis of diverse diseases, from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease to inflammatory disorders such as Crohn disease " http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867411012761 .24 days ago 1 Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar The main root cause of most of the health problems are due to non production of vitamin D under the skin, non availability or conversion of suitable structures into of Vitamin K and E in the body, which are powerful antioxidants as well improves the resistance and immunity in the body. A little bit of exercise and mediation does give good results especially early mornings, when the UV light is available and also the body gets good oxygen levels, and also wonders with balanced fresh diet. There are so many natural compounds which do give similar structures of vit K and E which body converts into useful form for our body by spending sugars. like mena dion and curcumin are some examples. oils and fats, oats are the other examples which give directly and also cod liver oil etc. But without exercise they may not do their functions

appropriately in the body metabolism. We have yet to make inroads into balanced diet, even though there exists so many food products in market. The new diets may also include powerful elements which are capable of reducing the highly toxic-ants to some extent, which are hampering the metabolism. Availability of vitamin D photoconversion weighted UV radiation in southern South America; Susana Diaz, Maria Vernet, Alejandro Paladini, Humberto Fuenzalida, Guillermo Deferrari, Charles R. Booth, Sergio Cabrera, Claudio Casiccia, Maria Dieguez, Charlotte Lovengreen, Jorge Pedroni, Alejandro Rosales and Jazmin Vrsalovic; Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 1854-1867; http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/PP/c1pp05162h 23 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Shocking new way to create nanoporous materials revealed Scientists have developed a new method of creating nanoporous materials with potential applications in everything from water purification to chemical sensors. In order to produce a porous material it is necessary to have multiple components. When the minor component is removed, small pores are left in its place. Until now, creating nanoporous materials was limiting as it was believed the minor component had to be connected throughout the structure as well as to the outside in order for it to be removed http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat3179.html .21 days ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Yes Karthy dear, there numerous examples nature has, where these nano pores do a lot of tricky work, some are hydrophobic and some or hydrophillic, like lotus which floats in the water, most of the birds do have this they fill the glands with air once filled they close partially and make them fly in the air, when closed the entire air come out and they shoot down. A lot of electro-chemical reactions, diffusion of elements, etc do take place under nano pores. 21 days ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Teijin introduces new Octa multi functional fibre Polyester fibres producer Teijin Fibers has developed a unique polyester fibre with a distinctive, highly modified cross-section with eight projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fibre. 29 November 2011, Tokyo Polyester fibres producer Teijin Fibers has developed a unique polyester fibre with a distinctive, highly modified cross-section with eight projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fibre. The new fibre, named Octa after its octopus-like appearance, is said to offer rapid sweat absorption and drying, low weight, heat shielding/insulation and useful bulkiness. Octa will be marketed from April 2012 for next-to-skin applications such as underwear and sportswear and for fashion apparel and other uses. http://www.innovationintextiles.com/articles/1152.php .17 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Iowa State University scientists genetically increase algae biomass by more than 50 percent Expressing genes means that the gene's function is turned on. "The key to this (increase in biomass) is combination of two genes that increases the photosynthetic carbon conversion into organic matter by 50 percent over the wild type under carbon dioxide enrichment conditions," said Martin Spalding, professor in the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Carbon enrichment conditions are those in which the algae has enough carbon dioxide. This patent-pending technology is available for licensing from the Iowa State University Research Foundation, which also provided technology development funds. http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/nov/spaldingdario .14 days ago

Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar Intelligence is criteria that mainly depends on the hormonal balances in the human body, that in turn depends on the food that one takes in. Every one may be taking the food with all the necessary essentials in it. But the balancing of these hormones/enzymes/steroids is yet to be understood, depending on the inputs to the brain from the sensory organs do affect them, especially when there are emotional imbalances. Still there so many ways and means of trying to compensate these elements in the human body. It does not matter with animals and birds but not for humans. Any artificial intelligence is only an experiment as the amount of information one gathers in the life is enormous and it just can not be confined to that idiotic box of computer, which works only on specified algorithms. But the nano technologies have opened gates for better healthy foods that can at least to some extent compensate the essentials in the human body, which may balance the hormones/steroids/enzymes. Some of the ailments may be reduced to a minimum or eliminated totally. For which even the instrumental facilities have to be developed, which may be able to detect even very very small changes that may occur in the electro-balancing of these in the human body. I think it is the need of everybody. 11 days ago Like Follow Tamas Tamas Szigeti Csucs @ davuloori: two persons fed the same won't show the same intelligence. I can not agree with your suggestion, though agree with importance of appropriate feeding. That has influence on the personal scale/ability, and not a general rule. 11 days ago Like Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar That' is well understood my dear Tamas but we can try, this is well established long long back also covered in scriptures, as this the one that makes the difference between the person to person, the same way the medicines given also may not work. Here where we are also getting the side effects. There are people in India who practiced and became more intelligent. This has nothing to do with their academic brilliance but may help if they use their brains. If the emotional imbalances are settled almost the problem is over, people should independently to come out of their traumas and dependency on others. There are enough courses with strict dietary control this can be achieved. It requires greater understanding and trust with each other, it all depends on how one builds their own charisma and character. It all depends on living with some principles and struggling for that and thinking differently and practicing certain procedures regularly, it is more on the side of logistics of human beings and behaviors and not that of number game. It is all ideological differences and cultural back ground coupled with the history makes the difference. 11 days ago Like

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Davuloori, there have been so many wrong interpretations of information in the scriptures as well as language (word) translation and actual meaning arguments that I am not one to jump at the first mention of "the scriptures" for historical scientific absolutes. We do know in science, that one change in structural matter can and will alter everything as we know it. So in my way of thinking, the Periodic Table, will in the near future become obsolete and replaced with bonded and un-bonded particles never before imagined that will most certainly alter the course of our world and it's people. This much I am sure will happen. 11 days ago Like 1 Follow Tamas Tamas Szigeti Csucs @ Davuloori: I like your reasoning but can not agree. Sustaining the equilibriu inside the body in a high level won't make us similar in general sense, whereas intelligence is one of the attributes among our properties. But its good to achieve this equilibrium and opens sensitivity for events previously not cared about. 10 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Davuloori When a particular subject gets bit more interesting , I suggest , preferably to start a separate thread to do justice . .10 days ago Follow davuloori davuloori bheemeswar It is all ones mind set and the brains work. Nobody can change unless until one wants to start to change self. All the roads leads to Rome. What are all the research we are doing is to extend the life with better ways and means, and that's what we leaned from. Some body may change the course for self interest for comforts or may be due to their own limitations.

My point of view is always try learn the subject from all the angles. Without common Ideology there are no ideas, and the same subject has different approaches, other wise we are making it narrower and narrower. Instead try to widen it the it is wide open for better improvement and all other experts in that field also can participate. Just like the nano tubes or particulates can be done by chemical route and also by physical route and also by biological route. specially in biological route the selection of elements is different once the principles are well understood we may get better control in the process as well as yields. Shall make it mush cheaper than other methods. Dear Doug I understand your concern, even the science is misused by few, humans mentality is like that of animal instinct. With what inputs it changes nobody can predict. These all are due emotional imbalances, which are all chemical counter reactions, which are different from each other persons for the same input. That's what I mean is reflective actions are all different. For this good training and developing the skills is important. Ideologies are based on some principles that are based observations made from societal needs, which in turn based on ethics and moral during that period. Necessity is the mother of invention, where there is a will there is way, it is the top scientists in all the fields who have to come to what is required and not and then guide others to better research. In the present scenario of rats race everybody wants to out shine others by what ever be the methods. I am sorry if I have hurt any body. 10 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .A novel way to concentrate suns heat MIT researchers find a way to generate power without the usual mirror arrays. Most technologies for harnessing the suns energy capture the light itself, which is turned into electricity using photovoltaic materials. Others use the suns thermal energy, usually concentrating the sunlight with mirrors to generate enough heat to boil water and turn a generating turbine. A third, less common approach is to use the suns heat also concentrated by mirrors to generate electricity directly, using solid-state devices called thermophotovoltaics, which have their roots at MIT dating back to the 1950s. Now, researchers at MIT have found a way to use thermophotovoltaic devices without mirrors to concentrate the sunlight, potentially making the system much simpler and less expensive. The key is to prevent the heat from escaping the thermoelectric material, something the MIT team achieved by using a photonic crystal: essentially, an array of precisely spaced microscopic holes in a top layer of the material.................. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/thermo-photovoltaics-1202.html .-

10 days ago 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Researchers at Brown and Johns Hopkins universities have found optimal configurations for creating 3-D geometric shapes like tiny, highly simplified geodesic domes that assemble by themselves. The Brown team developed the algorithmic tools, and the Johns Hopkins team tested selected configurations. The research may lead to advances from drug-delivery containers to 3-D sensors and electronic circuits. Results published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2011/12/polyhedra or http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/11/22/1110857108.abstract?sid=a321a1cf-75c8-47d3852b-6d26766d72df .9 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Luminescent materials: Three for two A combination of thermal and mechanical stimuli causes a single luminescent liquid-crystalline material to emit three different colors. Materials that change color in response to an external stimulus such as a change in temperature are of great interest because they can be used in information displays, memory devices and sensors among many other applications. Liquid-crystalline materials are widely used as the stimuliresponsive media in such devices because relatively small changes in external conditions can have a large effect on the molecular packing of the liquid crystal. Yoshimitsu Sagara and Takashi Kato from the University of Tokyo in Japan have now developed a photoluminescent liquid-crystalline material that can switch between three colors in response to both mechanical and thermal stimuli1. http://www.natureasia.com/asia-materials/highlight.php?id=1005 .8 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan ." In early 2011, the lab unveiled the potential of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a relatively abundant, naturally occurring mineral. Its structure and semi-conducting properties make it an ideal material for use in transistors. It can thus compete directly with silicon, the most highly used component in electronics, and on several points it also rivals graphene." http://productronica.com/link/en/25797549#25797549 .5 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .A new portable technology for solid-state photolithography that utilizes less energy and is more cost-efficient. Abstract While photolithography has enabled the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other "micro machines", the extremely high-cost of producing such structures has limited further advances. The lab of Teri Odom has addressed these limitations by using GaN-based LEDs in place of inefficient and expensive Hg-vapor lamps for solid-state photolithography. This advance substantially lowers both the up-front cost of the equipment as well as the operational costs associated with maintaining and powering these systems. The Odom group has shown that this benchtop photolithography system can produce patterns as small as 200 nm over 4 in. Si wafers in a single exposure and has already used this technology to create a multitude of patterns and devices. http://northwestern.flintbox.com/public/project/8953/ .4 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Optical fiber microresonators show promise as optical memory Researchers at OFS Technologies Somerset, NJ, say they have developed a precise and efficient

way to construct microresonators by making nanoscale changes to the diameter of standard optical fiber. The researchers say this is an essential step toward designing a practical optical computer. Optical computers, which use photons in place of electrons to process and store information, have the potential to be much faster than todays electronic computers. But it has proven difficult to make the optical equivalent of a memory chip, in spite of extensive research in this area. http://bit.ly/rwt0nz .3 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Philips Quantum Dot LED patent assigned " Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., and Philips Lumileds Lighting, San Jose, Calif., have been assigned a patent (8,053,972) developed by five co-inventors for a "Quantum dot white and colored light-emitting devices" A light-emitting device comprising a population of quantum dots (QDs) embedded in a host matrix and a primary light source which causes the QDs to emit secondary light and a method of making such a device. ......................................................" http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=68952767 .1 day ago 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .VI Systems and the Berlin Technology Development Fund launch a project on the novel optical transmitter for access networks VI Systems GmbH (VIS), a leader in advanced optical engines and components and the Technology Development Fund (TEF) of the Berlin Investment Bank (IBB) launched a project devoted to the development of a prototype device based on the patent of the Technical University of Berlin. The device aims a very high speed signal transmission over the single mode optical fiber deployed in the telecommunication networks, in particular targeting, so called, access networks at distances of few to few dozens of kilometers. The device includes a saturable absorber section and is based

on a novel operational principle of generating very short pulses, tuning, and switching their repetition frequency by applying an electro-optic effect. http://bit.ly/vZmXQS .karthikeyan arumugathandavan .The Global Technology Revolution 2020, In-Depth Analyses Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2006/RAND_TR303.pdf .2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan ..* Plastic Micro-channel Plates with Nano-engineered Films *. Abstract Since their invention decades ago performance characteristics of microchannel plates (MCPs) rely on the properties of the substrate material, which defines both mechanical structure and electron amplification within the device. Specific glass compositions were developed to provide conduction and electron emission layer at the surface of the pores. The alternative technologies with quartz and alumina substrates have not matured enough to become a viable substitute to glass-based plates. In this paper we report on the development of new MCP devices from plastic substrates. The plastic substrate serves only as a mechanical structure and electron amplification properties of this device are provided by nano-engineered conduction and emission layers. The film deposition procedures were optimized for low temperatures compatible with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plastic.The gain of the PMMA MCP with aspect ratio of ~27:1 and pore diameter ~50 m spaced on 70 m hexagonal grid exceeded 200 at 470 V accelerating bias. Development of hydrogen-rich plastic MCPs should enable direct detection of fast neutrons through proton recoil reaction. Recoil protons with escape ranges comparable to the wall thickness will initiate an electron avalanche upon collision with the pore walls. The electron signal is then amplified within the MCP pore allowing high spatial and temporal resolution for each detected fast neutron. We expect to achieve ~1% detection efficiency for 1-10 MeV neutrons with temporal resolution <10 ns and spatial resolution of <200 m and very low background noise. These plastic MCPs may become very attractive alternative in special nuclear material monitoring applications as well as in fast neutron radiography and tomography enabling non-destructive testing of thick

samples due to high penetration depth of fast neutrons. http://www.arradiance.com/Index_Files/pdf%20files/IWORID11_Poster4.pdf .2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D In world reports from high-end and top 20 corporations like RAND, Mitre, E&Y, it has been stated the nano technology is the wild card for new advances and tools. The definition decidedly skips over the cool science part that we all know, and deals directly with the business of truly usable and deployable "applications". This is where any significant difference could be made. The other technologies are simply moving forward as "expected". 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Doug , Thanks. Interesting observation . It will be nice & kind of you to substantiate the remarks with few usable and deployable applications .( ex , like Arradiance ) if possible and it is not a problem . .2 months ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, I can do better than that as you know. I will email you the latest RAND study one of 4 very large volume studies just completed. These do exist on the Internet as well, but are fee based. 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Doug . Absolutely nice of you :)

.2 months ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D BTW , Arradiance is not doing anything unusual in the particle and thin film world, so the definition still applies. They are building things for people using their equipment and skill set in developing active thin films, which hold the promise of revolutionizing microchannel plates (MCPs), channel electron multipliers, photomultiplier tubes and devices into which they are integrated. Systems Integrators get what they need without the R&D of this technology and life goes on. Amorphous thin film development is across several hundred firms by now. Self assembly nano matter as an example, will further revolutionize or eliminate the need for thin film MCP's. Thus..the wild card! 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan ...... more interesting , all Arradiance customers are Gamblers !! ? Self assembly, to my understanding is virus / bacteria route ? .2 months ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Nope, self-assembly is a molecular technique for in-solution assembly, I too use it in my solar liquid power. Very few understand the science of matter at the low nano levels. In 10-15 years this will not be the case, but for now ..it's new. The wild card. 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan ......There was an article I have come across earlier which claimed Virus as carrier of Nano particle to be deposited on to electrodes ( to be used in batteries ) ........ may be wildest card !

.2 months ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, yes there are things like this. SUNTCO is not using any viral expression in our work, just straight electrochemcial and nano fusion through Ionic and Covalent bonds within a solution. This is clean, solid, repeatable work, not too edgy. 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Good to know Doug . There ends my ( nano ) knowledge on this subject of Nano technology :) .2 months ago Follow Narendra Narendra Nath Nano material technology has already impacted the medical field through fast directed medication using drugs based on nanotechnology. However, its potential in other areas of technology do exist and such ideas are in the process of implementation. I mention one area of electronic devices like LED/LET and solar cells. The cost will go down as such materials can be cheaply fabricated in a low cost laboratory( Doug comment above) The characterisation may require some analytical techniques that are available to users in somewhat bigger labs in the Univs. and national labs. Then adopting microlithographic techniques, one can prepare a wide response solar spectral device covering nearly the entire solar spectrum from visible to far IR to enhance both efficiency and power output (LED/LET). The current Silicon crystal devices have limited sensitive response and also high material costs. Application to Battery has been patented already by the commentator and a pilot experiment is under way with industrial sponsorship. Young faculty and infrastructure are coming in the way of fast progress, as the proposer has none available being a long term retiree!! Any takers are to contact <nnath32@ymail.com> 2 months ago Like

davulooriUnfollow davuloori bheemeswar Nano particles and use of self assembly of molecules combined maybe good area for exploring it for good number of applications is very fast and ready to use materials with different properties can be made. Including that of drugs with nano elements bounded by the chemicals ( florescent as well non-florescent) which can be used simultaneously even to check the efficacy of the drug as well control the dosage if required. The entire chemistry and the dynamic properties are all different behind it. 2 months ago Like Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Davuloori, Yes, but think much bigger than just medicine. Medical use is where it started, so we can dive into many areas now. The issues are the ultra high cost of the equipment and lack of matured trained staff (scientists, engineers, physicists, material scientists, and nano chemists) 2 months ago Like davulooriUnfollow davuloori bheemeswar Dear Doug all these potential innovations have multiple applications just I mentioned only one, which is an immediate requirement and concern to all. it is individual scientists who have to come up for solutions for application in different areas. I do not think even in drugs we have not covered all the areas. There are so many natural methods to make them and also some very good modern methods to check the end product. I am still working out with some and they are very much feasible at a low cost or falls with in the affordable health care. presently side by side I am also looking in the other fields also to cross check whether such an approach can be made. I am working in a laboratory but I do not have a lab. 2 months ago Like Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Davuloori, yes in qusomes and liposomes we can produce medical sprays and creams that can eliminate the need for pills and provide 100% of the medicine to the patient, versus less than 35% through normal ingestion. These already exists in trial forms and are somewhat inexpensive.

2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan ........wild Card on Plastic Solar ! "Plastic semiconductor solar cell production has great advantages, one of which is low cost," said Zhu, a professor of chemistry. "Combined with the vast capabilities for molecular design and synthesis, our discovery opens the door to an exciting new approach for solar energy conversion, leading to much higher efficiencies." Zhu and his team published their groundbreaking discovery Dec. 16 in Science. The maximum theoretical efficiency of the silicon solar cell in use today is approximately 31 percent, because much of the sun's energy hitting the cell is too high to be turned into usable electricity. That energy, in the form of "hot electrons," is instead lost as heat. Capturing hot electrons could potentially increase the efficiency of solar-to-electric power conversion to as high as 66 percent. http://www.utexas.edu/news/2011/12/15/dark_state/ .2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a jelly-like material and wound treatment method that, in early experiments on skin damaged by severe burns, appeared to regenerate healthy, scar-free tissue. Dextran hydrogel scaffolds enhance angiogenic responses and promote complete skin regeneration during burn wound healing. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/12/13/1115973108.abstract?sid=df9e3491-985d-460ba104-12aacec57297 .2 months ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Well Dr. Zhu will have to recalculate. The max theoretical efficiency of a crystalline cell is less than 29%, publish 2 years ago and well verified. But any new amorphous cell "manufacturing" is not going to easily obtain nor maintain these 60% or greater ideals because they are far too thin to support extended environmental changes. The questions that should be asked of these various university student/teacher claims are: have you tested in a QUV accelerator under all weather conditions for extended period of times, and if so, now tell us the readings. I have read far too many university 'press releases' lately that are clearly missing all the parts. 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Non-invasive optical interferometry for the assessment of biofilm growth in the middle ear Otitis media (OM) is the most common illness in children in the United States. Three-fourths of children under the age of three have OM at least once. Children with chronic OM, including OM with effusion and recurrent OM, will often have conductive hearing loss and communication difficulties, and need surgical treatment. Recent clinical studies provide evidence that almost all chronic OM cases are accompanied by a bacterial biofilm behind the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and within the middle ear. Biofilms are typically very thin, and cannot be recognized using a regular otoscope. Here we demonstrate how optical low coherence interferometry (LCI) noninvasively depth-ranges into the middle ear to detect and quantify biofilm microstructure.......... http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?uri=ECBO-2011-80910Y .2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .An Amplifier Thats Quantum Quiet When you have microwave signals on the level of a single quantum, you cant manipulate them with your bare handsyou need to amplify the signal, says Francesco Massel, a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto who worked on the device. But todays amplifiers boost those signals at a cost, sometimes drowning them out with noise from the amplifiers themselves. Our device adds, at least in principle, the minimum possible amount of noise dictated by the laws of quantum mechanics, says Massel......................................... The group is now working on a version of the system that would reduce thermal noise by cooling the resonator, work that Massel says is currently a whiteboard with nothing on it. But he hopes

that his amplifiers will soon be able to approach the quantum noise limit. This is the beginning of using mechanical resonators to actually do something, he says, including manipulating and storing quantum information. http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/an-amplifier-thats-quantum-quiet .2 months ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .The World Getting Thinner with Beneq Beneq is an application-driven thin film equipment provider. We explore and develop atomic layer deposition (ALD) and aerosol coating, nAERO and nHALO, for high-end R&D and demanding industrial environments. Our business strategy drives us to identify a customers need, understand and develop a solution for it and commercialize it as equipment. Our focus is on equipment and technology for functional coatings, based on our experience to supply systems for research and industry................................................................ Following its success in the Red Herring Top 100 Europe challenge earlier this year, Beneq has now been named as a Red Herring Global 100 Winner. The Red Herring Global Top 100 prize is an award in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia. The prize celebrates the innovations and technologies of these start-ups across their respective industries. http://www.beneq.com/en/news.html#n1 .2 months ago Follow Jae Jae Ryu Hi Doug, Very interesting discussions. How can I get more information about the SUNTCO/technology? I can't picture electrode configurations and high charge collection efficiencies. Thanks in advance.. Jae 2 months ago Like Follow Doug

Doug Linman, Ph.D Jae, you have to think in Molecular/Matter terms, not electrodes or cells. We have accomplished everything within molecular structures over these last 8 years of R&D. Everything we can public state is on the www.suntco.com website. 2 months ago Like 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Doug , I assumed I posted this comment yesterday, but looks like I missed it. Race is ON , some people are trying to play catch up :) Painting Solar Cells with Nanoparticle Paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cEyOxCwUw8&feature=player_embedded .2 months ago Follow Jae Jae Ryu Doug, I should have said "electric contacts," instead of "electrodes." Does it make difference? I have hands-on or indirect experiences in most subject involved such as inorganic/organic nanocomposites, self-assembly process, ALD coating process, printable organic electronics and conducting polymers, solar cells, photonics, RTR web processing, etc.In my limited experience, effictively managing charge transport through the junction or electric contacts is critically important to achieve high efficiency in any organic electronic device. May be I am missing something. Anyway, if you achieve high efficiency at low cost, as you stated in your website, then you will be a winner. We all need a clean alternative energy source at low cost. So hope you can reach your goal ASAP. 2 months ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Jae

It will be nice leave the matter there as it has lot of commercial / IPR implications and of course a private discussion with Doug may be other option . Thanks for your valuable inputs too . .2 months ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Jae, wonderful and thank you. Yes, coming from a fringe sciences world, we started off taking a significant leap in Solar, when the basic PV and CSP models and technologies "as-built" did not meet the product engineering, efficiencies and business reasons we expected. So we went in a new direction 8 years ago. We feel we are there, starting at 41% eff and going up from there in our applications. Everything else for public view is on our website. We are NOT an organic "device" of any kind, we are a colloid solar power liquid. Our first focus and efforts will be homes, hospitals, schools, and businesses, to address the needs of the people first. 2 months ago Like 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Okaya introduces Next-generation vending machine concept with see-through display "" This concept model for a next-generation vending machine, which features a see through display, is being developed by Sanden, a large manufacturer of vending machines, in conjunction with Okaya Electronics and Intel. This concept model has a vertical, 65-inch, Full HD transparent display. The products behind the display can be seen through the glass, and you can simultaneously see high definition text, pictures, and Flash animations on the display. This vending machine uses the Intel SandyBridge Core. It features Audience Impression Metric, or AIM, and can do anonymous face recognition. So this machine can recognize whether customers are male or female, or old or young. "" http://bit.ly/upFg3Q .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Microvascular stamp stimulates, directs blood vessel growth on wound surface Researchers have developed a bandage that stimulates and directs blood vessel growth on the surface of a wound. The bandage, called a "microvascular stamp," contains living cells that deliver growth factors to damaged tissues in a defined pattern. After a week, the pattern of the stamp "is written in blood vessels," the researchers report. A paper describing the new approach will appear as the January 2012 cover article of the journal Advanced Materials. "Any kind of tissue you want to rebuild, including bone, muscle or skin, is highly vascularized," said University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Hyunjoon Kong, a coprincipal investigator on the study with electrical and computer engineering professor Rashid Bashir. "But one of the big challenges in recreating vascular networks is how we can control the growth and spacing of new blood vessels." "The ability to pattern functional blood vessels at this scale in living tissue has not been demonstrated before," Bashir said. "We can now write features in blood vessels." http://www.news-medical.net/news/20111216/Microvascular-stamp-stimulates-directs-bloodvessel-growth-on-wound-surface.aspx .1 month ago Follow Kim Kim Barrington Karthi, I do not know what religion you adhere to, but I wish you a happy holiday season. Best wishes to you in the new year, hoping you and the What Would You Innovate readers experience peace, joy and prosperity in 2012 and beyond. 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Kim. Name says it , and it is called Hinduism - ' Saivite ' to be more specific :)

......here is my greetings ( art borrowed ! ) ...............*, .........,.........* .......*................ __/\__ .......*............ ..*-::-* ................./.*.\ ...~`,`~.................. | ....................... ** ...*.............** *................* . .............. ** ~`,`~............. *. `.`.............. **. /................#*.. /................** / \....................... ..............**............Happy New Year & Seasons Greetings ............**..................... .1 month ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Simply, have a wonderful holiday time to all with your families, and see you all in 2012! 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Gracias Doug. .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Using a website called the Materials Project, its now possible to explore an ever-growing database of more than 18,000 chemical compounds. The sites tools can quickly predict how two compounds will react with one another, what that composites molecular structure will be, and how stable it would be at different temperatures and pressures. The project is a direct outgrowth of MITs Materials Genome Project, initiated in 2006 by Gerbrand Ceder, the Richard P. Simmons (1953) Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. The idea, he says, is that the site would become the Google of material properties, making available data previously scattered in many different places, most of them not even searchable. http://www.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/manufacturing-new-materials-1220.html .1 month ago Follow Jae Jae Ryu Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Wireless Solar Water Splitting Using Silicon-Based Semiconductors and Earth-Abundant Catalysts Abstract We describe the development of solar water-splitting cells comprising earth-abundant elements that operate in near-neutral pH conditions, both with and without connecting wires. The cells consist of a triple junction, amorphous silicon photovoltaic interfaced to hydrogen- and oxygen-evolving catalysts made from an alloy of earth-abundant metals and a cobalt|borate catalyst, respectively. The devices described here carry out the solar-driven water-splitting reaction at efficiencies of 4.7% for a wired configuration and 2.5% for a wireless configuration when illuminated with 1 sun (100 milliwatts per square centimeter) of air mass 1.5 simulated sunlight. Fuel-forming catalysts interfaced with light-harvesting semiconductors afford a pathway to direct solar-to-fuels conversion that captures many of the basic functional elements of a leaf. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/334/6056/645.abstract .-

1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Eye tracking by Tobii Technology has revolutionized research in many fields and enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. Tobii offers world-leading eye tracking and eye control for research, communication and industrial integration. http://appmarket.tobii.com/wiki/index.php/Application_Market_for_Tobii_Eye_Trackers .1 month ago 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Nanocomposite sheets .....From crab shells? Scientists from Japan have produced nanocomposite sheets containing powdered chitin from fully transparent crab shell that could offer a range of applications in devices requiring high light transmittance, such as flat panel displays. The researchers at Kyoto University led by Hiroyuki Yano, whose work was published in the journal Soft Materials [Shams et al. Soft Matter (2011) DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06785k], used hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide and ethanol to eliminate all minerals, proteins, lipids and pigments from the crab shells, leaving only critin, before immersing the nanofibrous structure in an acrylic resin monomer. Upon polymerization, they were left with an optically transparent shell with an intact original shape and substantial morphological detail. The researchers then treated the crab shell powder with the same process to obtain nanoscale chitin powder particles, and compressed the particles into paper sheets impregnating them in the same acrylic monomer as previously to give optically transparent nanocomposite sheets. http://www.materialstoday.com/view/22753/nanocomposite-sheets-/ .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .-

A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy. Research studies ever since the 1950s have shown that a Mediterranean diet, based on a high consumption of fish and vegetables and a low consumption of animal-based products such as meat and milk, leads to better health.......................... THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET UNESCO has recognised the Mediterranean diet as an intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO states that the Mediterranean diet is based on such items as fish, vegetables, nuts and fruit, but the concept includes also a structure of traditional customs in which knowledge is transferred between generations, giving a feeling of communal identity and continuity to the local population. http://www.sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/news_and_events/news/News_Detail/mediterranean-dietgives-longer-life.cid1056568 .1 month ago Follow Jeyaseelan Jeyaseelan J Just a useful diversion I guess. In my view, what is 'more' important for the future is not innovative ideas but the spirit of innovation. We really need to nurture the goodness of passion, patience and perseverance. Perhaps, we would also need people who would not mind scavenging dust bins for gems thrown away because ignorance or intolerance I found the following news story pretty enlightening. Hopefully some of you would enjoy flipping through it http://www.sify.com/finance/Successes-that-almost-weren-t-imagegallery-otherslm2saHadiec.html#galname 1 month ago Like 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Yes, Jeyaseelan I will appreciate, you start a discussion thread for such an important topic ! .-

1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .UGA scientists hijack bacterial immune system Discovery reveals new possibility for gene silencing in bacteria and other organisms. The knowledge that bacteria possess adaptable immune systems that protect them from individual viruses and other foreign invaders is relatively new to science, and researchers across the globe are working to learn how these systems function and to apply that knowledge in industry and medicine............................................................................. Researchers could systematically shut down the function of individual genes, for example, to discern the role they play in essential cellular processes. Gene expression could be modified in bacteria that are used to break down plant materials for biofuels or that produce medications, such as insulin, to improve quality and production.................. http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-scientists-hijack-bacterial-immune-system/ .1 month ago Follow Kim Kim Barrington Useful diversions are just that, Jeyaseelan, and can often spark the imagination in other directions. Stories like the one you posted always inspire me and I thank you for posting it. Especially in a forum that is supposed to be challenging ideation and innovation. Love the line, 99% is showing up, and showing up and showing up and showing up. How else does or can the job get done? 1 month ago Like 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Yes Kim , ......looks like he is not starting another thread and you can definitely help him start one .

.1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Low-concentration mechanical biosensor based on a photonic crystal nanowire array The challenge for new biosensors is to achieve detection of biomolecules at low concentrations, which is useful for early-stage disease detection. Nanomechanical biosensors are promising in medical diagnostic applications. For nanomechanical biosensing at low concentrations, a sufficient resonator device surface area is necessary for molecules to bind to. Here we present a lowconcentration (500aM sensitivity) DNA sensor, which uses a novel nanomechanical resonator with ordered vertical nanowire arrays on top of a Si/SiO2 bilayer thin membrane. Such sensors could also be useful for environmental applications, such as water quality monitoring. The researchers hope to improve their device by making it sensitive to certain protein molecules, which are trickier because they do not bind as specifically as DNA molecules do. The DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Microsystems Technology Office funded the research. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n12/full/ncomms1587.html .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .A Higher Form of Life to Produce Electricity Case Western Reserve University scientists have taken step closer to the self-powered cyborg, by creating a living electricity producer. The past decade has seen ingenious devices described in the literature to accomplish the goal. Methods for converting chemical or mechanical energy are either present in, or generated by living organisms for generating electricity, and are expected to open exciting new prospects for the development of autonomous ways to produce power........." The overarching news is a biocell can in fact convert trehalose contained within an insect and oxygen from the air into electricity that, in principle, could be collected and stored and subsequently used to power a variety of microdevices. Thats a clue for other ideas, too. " http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2012/01/09/a-higher-form-of-life-to-

produce-electricity/ .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .* bidirectional similarity method YEDA Research and Development Company LTD., the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, today announced it has entered into a license agreement with Adobe Systems Incorporated related to a bidirectional similarity measure to summarize visual data. The bidirectional similarity method developed by Prof. Michal Irani and Drs. Denis Simakov, Yaron Caspi and Eli Shechtman of the Institutes Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Department is a technique for summarizing visual data both still images and video. Rather than cropping or scaling down an image to obtain a smaller thumbnail, or clipping a video segment, the method produces a complete and coherent visual summary: a smaller or shorter version of the original that retains the most relevant information. The bi-directionality of the method ensures that the resulting image is visually coherent: In addition to telling the same story, it is as visually pleasing as the original. As opposed to cropping or clipping, in which important information can be lost; or scaling down, in which resolution is lost, summarizing manages to maintain both relevant information and resolution details, despite the decrease in size. ............................................................. http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/yeda-collaborates-with-adobe-for-new-data-visualizationtechnique .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Nano Ears Physicists in Germany have developed the first-ever "nano-ear" capable of detecting sound on microscopic length scales with an estimated sensitivity that is six orders of magnitude below the threshold of human hearing. The device is based on an optically trapped gold nanoparticle, and its inventors claim that it could be used to "listen" to biological micro-organisms as well as investigate the motion and vibrations in tiny machines............ http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48267

.29 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Enhanced X-Ray Shielding Effects of Carbon Nanotubes "" We report an explicit phenomenon related to the X-ray attenuation inherent to carbon nanotubes (CNTs). We observed that the mass attenuation coefficient of CNTs was significantly higher than that observed for highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and fullerenes (C60 by 2050%. The attenuation coefficient of CNTs increased by reducing the sample thickness. This attenuation phenomenon indicates the importance of the unique nanoscale morphology of CNTs, which cannot be interpreted by the already established X-ray absorption theory. In order to demonstrate the effect of CNTs, we coated a textile fabric with CNTs and found an enhanced X-ray attenuation of 70% (textile thickness of 25 mm). Therefore, CNT materials could now be used in the fabrication of light-weight and efficient X-ray safety equipment and devices. "" http://bit.ly/AnBqew .28 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Deutsch Foundation-Sponsored Work Offers Multi-Pronged Attack on Major Medical Problem. Researchers create a microfluidic lab on a chip that uses light to monitor biofilm formation and biofilm response to drugs, detects growth and thickening of biofilms by monitoring translucency. "" A Low-Cost, Highly Controlled Drug Development System When a biofilm grows and thickens, it becomes less translucent. Clark School and other University of Maryland researchers are taking advantage of this fact to create a microfluidic lab on a chip that uses light to monitor biofilm formation and biofilm response to drugs such as C-1 alkyl AI-2. Working in conjunction with Bentley and Sintim, Ghodssi and Meyer have built a chip containing tiny channels into which fluids can be pumped under highly controlled conditions. On one side of a channel they place light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and on the other photodiodes that detect light. They pump fluid containing E. coli into the channel, and continuously shine light through it; as a biofilm grows, less light is captured by the photodiodes. They can then introduce a drug such as C1 alkyl AI-2; if it interrupts the QS response, the biofilm begins to shrink and more light is detected by the photodiodes. ""

http://www.technologynetworks.com/Nano/news.aspx?id=135594 .25 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Star Trek-Style Hand-Held Medical Scanners T-Rays Technology Could Help Develop Star Trek-Style Hand-Held Medical Scanners Scientists who have developed a new way to create a type of radiation known as Terahertz (THz) or T-rays - the technology behind full-body security scanners - say their new, stronger and more efficient continuous wave T-rays could be used to make better medical scanning gadgets and may one day lead to innovations similar to the tricorder scanner used in Star Trek. ......Lead author Dr Jing Hua Teng, from A*STARs IMRE, said: "The secret behind the innovation lies in the new nano-antenna that we had developed and integrated into the semiconductor chip." Arrays of these nano-antennas create much stronger THz fields that generate a power output that is 100 times higher than the power output of commonly used THz sources that have conventional interdigitated antenna structures. A stronger T-ray source renders the T-ray imaging devices more power and higher resolution. .............. http://www.a-star.edu.sg/?TabId=828&articleType=ArticleView&articleId=1591 .25 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .The Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) was the first air lubrication system in the world to be applied to a newly built ship, and resulted in a substantial reduction in the ships resistance. Therefore, a performance estimation method using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) needs to be established as soon as possible to apply the MALS to general commercial ships. In this study, we predicted the bubble distribution around ships with the MALS using CFD, and developed a method to determine the reduction in flow resistance based on the bubble coverage around the hull. Furthermore, we also predicted the intrusion of bubbles on the area of propeller disks, which could deteriorate the performance, and confirmed that the deterioration in propeller disk performance was negligible. http://www.mhi.co.jp/technology/review/pdf/e481/e481053.pdf

.24 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Seawater Greenhouse Seawater is evaporated at the front of the greenhouse to create cool humid conditions inside. A proportion of the evaporated seawater is then condensed as fresh water that can be used to irrigate the crops. Excess freshwater created in the Seawater Greenhouse can be used to irrigate additional crops grown outside the greenhouse. The air going into the greenhouse is first cooled and humidified by seawater, which trickles over the first evaporator. This provides good climate conditions for the crops. As the air leaves the growing area, it passes through the second evaporator over which seawater is flowing. This seawater has been heated by the sun in a network of pipes above the growing area, making the air much hotter and more humid. It then meets a series of vertical pipes through which cool seawater passes. When the hot humid air meets the cool surfaces, fresh water will condense as droplets that run down to the base where they can be collected. http://www.seawatergreenhouse.com/process.html and http://www.seawatergreenhouse.com/downloads/SFP%20Science%20mag%20Jan%202011.pdf .21 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Light-emitting nanofibers shine the way for optoelectronic textiles Recently , researchers have reported employing electrospinning a simple, inexpensive, and effective method for producing fibers to develop light-emitting nanofibers with a relatively high throughput. In this process, the devices are formed by spinning a polymer nanofiber embedding ruthenium-based ionic transition-metal complex (iTMC) onto an array of microfabricated interdigitated electrodes. In a recent paper in ACS Nano ("Light-Emitting Coaxial Nanofibers"), Dong's group has now

reported their successful effort to develop novel iTMCs-based electroluminescent fibers (TELFs) using coelectrospinning. .................................................... http://bit.ly/AzHOcT .20 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Pyroelectric waste heat energy harvesting using heat conduction abstract Waste heat can be directly converted into electrical energy by performing the Olsen cycle on pyroelectric materials. The Olsen cycle consists of two isothermal and two isoelectric field processes in the displacement versus electric field diagram. This paper reports, for the first time, a procedure to implement the Olsen cycle by alternatively placing a pyroelectric material in thermal contact with a cold and a hot source. Poly(vinylidene fluorideetrifluroethylene) [P(VDFeTrFE)] copolymer thin films with 60/40 VDF/TrFE mole fraction were used. A maximum energy density of 155 J/L per cycle was achieved at 0.066 Hz between 25 and 110 C and electric fields cycled between 200 and 350 kV/cm. This energy density was larger than that achieved by our previous prototypical device using oscillatory laminar convective heat transfer. However, it was lower than the energy density obtained in previous dipping experiments consisting of alternatively dipping the samples in cold and hot silicone oil baths. This was attributed to (1) the lower operating temperatures due to the slow thermal response achieved using heat conduction and (2) the smaller electric field spans imposed which was limited by the smaller dielectric strength of air. However, the proposed procedure can readily be implemented into devices... http://www.seas.ucla.edu/~pilon/Publications/ATE2012.pdf .19 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Low-cost portable X-ray machine hits market '' Researchers in Italy are working on small and portable X-ray scanner.The coordinator of the NANORAY project Paolo De Stefanis explained: We have developed new X-ray generation technology able to ensure high image quality at a low cost and hand-held size that can give a huge

competitive advantage to the industries supporting it......................................................................................................... Paolo De Stefanis added: Industries are interested in this project because they can get a huge competitive advantage by putting the first ever hand-held X-ray device with high image resolution and low cost on the market. Its a device that can be applied to many fields such as medical imaging, quality inspections, and so on. http://www.euronews.net/2011/05/09/low-cost-portable-x-ray-machine-hits-market/ .14 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .If MIT researcher Andreas Mershin is right, cheap solar panels made from plants will be a reality in a few years. Basis for the biosolar breakthrough is earlier research work by Shuguang Zhang, a principal research scientist and associate director at MITs Center for Biomedical Engineering. Zhang had extracted photosystem-I (PS-I), a key component of photosynthesis, from plants, stabilized it chemically and formed a layer on a glass substrate that could produce an electric current when exposed to light. However, this earlier setup required expensive chemicals and lab equipment, and the solar cell only produced a very weak current. more...> http://bit.ly/xe8U1d .13 days ago Follow Yuri Yuri Neshitov Karthi, About the very extravagant old idea that generated practical results Russian religious futurologist Nicolai Fedorov (1829-1903) had thought that the main goal for humankind is to achieve immortality and resurrect all previous lived ancestors. In this case the Earth would be too small for its populationAnd his follower Konstantin Tsiolkovsky became one of the founders of Soviet rocket science with a dream to colonize other planets. Many other reasons occurred in rocket deals later but the initial impetus was to avoid overcrowding after total resurrection our ancestors

6 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Yuri for some good Inputs. Personally I hold and subscribe to similar thoughts but many people who discuss population problem tend to overlook and cry it is a far out fetched day dream . here is an interesting discussion thread where I was fighting the best for the idea . http://lnkd.in/u5tCCy .6 days ago Follow Jae Jae Ryu Hi Karthi, How do you collect all these new/advanced technologies/products info?? Some of them are really something, total BS or pure marketing gimmick, IMHO. I will pursuit some topics you mentioned above. Thanks for the tip. 5 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .You are most welcome Jae. No magic, just dedication of time and so awareness, plus a bit of one's own mind in to it. .5 days ago 1 karthikeyan arumugathandavan ..6. Robots That Will Better Our Future http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2012/02/6-robots-that-will-better-our-future.html

.4 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Kodak and Heraeus Demonstrate First Use of PEDOT in Projected Capacitive Touch Screens.Eastman Kodak Co. and the Conductive Polymers Division of Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG, have achieved a major technological advance in the development of transparent conductive films for projected capacitive touch screens. The companies jointly announced they have created a projected capacitive touch screen with Kodak HCF-225 Film/ESTAR Base as the transparent conductive component featuring completely invisible patterns, marking a change in the manufacturing of touch screen displays for handsets and tablet devices. ......more......> http://bit.ly/x6Xx29 .3 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Epitaxial Wafers ...Upcoming Products GaN FETs and HEMTs onDiamond We are nearing completion in the development of a GaN FET-on-Diamond epitaxial wafer product. To be contrasted from single-layer template wafers we presently offer, this new product will ship with transistor epitaxy already layered on top of the GaN-on-Diamond wafer. The wafers will be ready for device fabrication by customers. Customers who desire a custom designed GaN epitaxial layer structure may simply inform our technical staff so that their specific structure is grown and attached to the diamond wafer. http://group4labs.com/products/index3.html .3 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .planar thermoelectric microgenerator A Spanish public research organization has patented a that turns the heat flow originated by thermal gradients present in the environment into electric energy. It can be used as power supply for portable devices in many industrial applications, such as ambient intelligence, security, health or nutrition.Partners working on portable devices and generation of energy interested in a patent licence and in the development of this technology are being sought. http://bit.ly/A0I6om .1 day ago Follow Jae Jae Ryu As usual, you found advanced technologies with very significant potentials. The Spanish thermoelectric work is news to me. I know MEMS-based TE is very promising, a lot more than portable power sources. Theory has been well established; but device engineering has been a real challenge. Not an easy problem to oevrcome. You may hear about increasing overall energy efficiency by 10-15% using the TE module within 5-10 years, I hope. GaN-on-diamond can easily be a $billion business in near future. Needs high yields and a good strategic partnership. These will be the challenge. Not sure how much PEDOT systems can be improved. Controlling intermolecular transport properties has been the fundamental problem all along. 15 hours ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Jae, for a good update and feed back . .14 hours ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .-

Nano Hummingbird ( Named one of the "50 Best Inventions of 2011" by TIME Magazine) AV is developing the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) under a DARPA sponsored research contract to develop a new class of air vehicle systems capable of indoor and outdoor operation. Employing biological mimicry at an extremely small scale, this unconventional aircraft could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in urban environments. The Nano Hummingbird met all, and exceeded many, milestones set out by DARPA: more....> http://www.avinc.com/nano/ .Kim Barrington That's a really good question, Jae. Where does karthi get some of his information? Hopefully he's not hacking into other's collaborations and stealing info.....you wouldn't do that would you, karthi? IP online is so hard to keep a check on. Some people would have you believe there is such a thing as multiplicity....I wonder if you can authentically have multiplicity if there is duplicity involved? 12 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .You don't know that fact, sad - I am an FBI Agent :) .12 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .OLED - eMagin receives $1.1 Million SBIR contract "The WUXGA microdisplay is our most advanced OLED product," said Andrew Sculley, eMagin President and CEO. "The SBIR funding will help bring low-power affordable OLED HD resolution to military display applications, as well as personal displays. Products range from gaming and entertainment headsets with true 3D stereovision, to high-performance simulation & training systems and electronic viewfinders (EVFs) for high-end digital still and motion cameras used in both military and commercial applications," Sculley continued. Microdisplay company eMagin has received a $1.12 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This project

will optimize eMagin's WUXGA OLED microdisplay for mass production and includes an option of $435 thousand. This is the world's highest resolution full-color microdisplay ever produced and has dual use applicability.................more ...> http://www.printedelectronicsworld.com/articles/emagin-receives-1-1-million-sbir-contract00004163.asp?sessionid=1 .12 days ago

Follow Kim Kim Barrington Really? An FBI Agent.....then you will get on well with my friends won't you? Or not. So I guess I'll be watching you watching me while they're watching us. Fun huh? 12 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Construction firm aims at space elevator in 2050 The Yomiuri Shimbun It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced. Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth. ...more ...> http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120221004421.htm .11 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Autonomous Trains "" The first driverless train will be launched in 2014, with the AutoHaulTM automated train

programme scheduled for completion a year later. AutoHaulTM is being pioneered as part of the automation component of Rio Tinto's Mine of the FutureTM initiative that also includes driverless trucks and autonomous drills. On its 1,500kilometre rail network, Rio Tinto currently runs 41 trains from mines to ports, comprising 148 locomotives and 9,400 iron ore cars. Automating train operations allows Rio Tinto to expand Pilbara production capacity without needing to make a substantial investment in additional trains. "" http://bit.ly/zoePjU .9 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Boadband nanoplasmonic solar cells ""In a boon for the local solar industry, a team of researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and Suntech Power Holdings have developed the world's most efficient broadband nanoplasmonic solar cells. In a paper published in Nano Letters ("Broadband Enhancement in Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells Enabled by Nucleated Silver Nanoparticles"), the researchers describe how they have manufactured thin film solar cells with an absolute efficiency of 8.1 per cent. The research was conducted under the auspices of the Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (VSASF) at Swinburne, a $12 million program jointly funded by the Victorian Government, Swinburne and Suntech. The group is working to dramatically increase the efficiency of thin film solar technology"" http://bit.ly/xqelTm .9 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Bringing Virtual Anatomy & Physiology Alive WHAT IS LINDSAY VIRTUAL HUMAN? The LINDSAY Virtual Human Projects research team is creating a three-dimensional, multi-scale,

interactive computer model of male and female anatomy and physiology. http://lindsayvirtualhuman.org/ .9 days ago Follow Jae Jae Ryu The LINSAY project could be very useful for an educational purpose. Hope they can complete the project as planned. The nanoplasmonic solar cells whatever is just an incremental increase in solar cell efficiency via a small increase in light collection efficiency. Not sure if the cost increase can be justified. 7 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Jae. Do you see any ( conceptual ) link / connection from Nano-plasmonic Solar Cells to MIT's Artificial Leaf . .7 days ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D NPSC is still a microelectronic cell that has limited efficiency (around 10%). This is however a great science and engineering advance in technique, but not in a PV or CSP solution. When we get in to the 30-50% efficiency percentiles at affordable costs, with no new land masses required, then things will make more sense. 7 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Doug for a clear and categorical statement , I agree with you .

Artificial leaf should then ( may ) be called electro-physio-biochemical sheet :) .7 days ago Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Yes, its more descriptive of the reality...Thank you! 7 days ago Like Follow Jae Jae Ryu Those are very different technologies: NPSC shifts the solar spectrom for the maximum efficiency of the a-Si cells. The artificial leaf should have been tuned from the getgo for the peak of the solar spetrum, like plant itself. Very different. 6 days ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan ......any lead /clue from this , A BelousovZhabotinsky reaction, or BZ reaction, is one of a class of reactions that serve as a classical example of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, resulting in the establishment of a nonlinear chemical oscillator....more .....> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belousov%E2%80%93Zhabotinsky_reaction .6 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .'Bacteria battery' boosted by space microbes found in river Wear ""The development takes microbial power technology a stage nearer its goal of providing a renewable source of energy. A multi-disciplinary team from Newcastle university focussed on the

river Wear estuary to collect and test different bacteria for their power-generation potential. The microbial power process is well-established in sewage treatment and water cleansing, but remains well short of providing a significant supply of electricity. The Newcastle survey, reported in the latest issue of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, shows how a prolonged dredge of just one site can come up with a formidable range of relatively powerful microbes. One of the best, whose presence startled the scientists, was Bacillus stratosphericus which is found in large quantities 30km above the Earth and brought down to the planet by atmospheric cycling. ""......more...> http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/22/bacteria-battery-space-microbes .6 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .RIKEN ion beam technology used to create brewing yeast ""Heavy ion beams produced by the RIKEN Ring Cyclotron at the RI Beam Factory have played a key part in the alcoholic beverage-brewing process. Ion beams also have applications in the generation of new plant varieties. As heavy ion beams induce mutagenesisa process which results in a mutationmore rapidly than other breeding techniques, they are capable of generating new varieties in plants within just a few years. Using this technique, which was pioneered in Japan, Radiation Biology Team leader Tomoko Abe has already developed a number of new plant varieties, including dahlias, petunias, dianthus, saltresistant rice and high-yield rice. The most recent variety developed by Abes team is a new type of cherry blossom that can bloom all year round ."" http://www.rikenresearch.riken.jp/eng/roundup/6943 .6 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Nanocrystalline Cellulose " Worlds first commercial-scale Producer of Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) opens up in Canada. On the 26th of January 2012 the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, announced the official opening of CelluForce facility, 'the world's first commercial-scale producer

of nanocrystalline cellulose (NNC)' located in Windsor, Quebec, Canada, according to the Ministry's press release..................................... ............nanocrystalline cellulose is a technological innovation promising new prospects for the Canadian forest sector, as it can be used in the production of paints, coatings, cosmetics, films, barriers, textiles and other advanced materials. Moreover, points out the news source, nanocrystalline cellulose is a biodegradable and renewable material found abundantly in nature, and it has been found by some studies to be non-toxic.'' http://bit.ly/xgOAlb .5 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Flow-battery startup EnerVault announced a $15 million round of funding Thursday, which will help the company move forward with its first energy storage system installation. Flow batteries arent well known, but they can be powerful energy storage devices. Instead of the typical, expensive lithium-ion battery, which powers most of the devices we use daily such as cell phones and laptops and often has a limited capacity, flow batteries are cheaper and can be scaled up to storage huge amounts of energy. http://enervault.com/ .2 days ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Juliet Marine Systems is a maritime technology think tank that is developing innovative solutions for naval and commercial applications. "" The GHOST is a combination of stealth fighter aircraft and attack helicopter technologies packaged in a marine platform. The awesome capabilities of GHOST are designed to provide a marine surface and subsurface platform for tracking and identification of multiple targets. Systems for integrating on-board weapons will be designed to be capable of multi-target firing solutions while GHOST operates at very high speed. These weapons integration systems will also allow for attacking several targets simultaneously with a variety of weapons systems options. "" http://julietmarine.com/images/PressRelease1-10-12Web.pdf

.18 hours ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .single-step synthesis of hierarchical nanostructures "" Thermal oxidation of copper is a simple and scalable method to produce copper oxide nanowires. We report for the first time the formation of nanowires on copper powder during thermal oxidation and the resulting nanowire coverage that is dependent on the initial particle size. Systematic thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies of thermal oxidation of particles of different sizes provide insights into the size-dependent process and evolution of the various phases of copper and copper oxide with time. Furthermore, we find that a large void is formed within these particles after oxidation and propose a mechanism based on the Kirkendall effect. The unique tunability of hierarchical features and hollow interior can be used to create new scalable structures for applications in a variety of areas including thermal management and catalysis. "" http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/nr/c1nr10993f karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Reverse electrowetting as a new approach to high-power energy harvesting. Abstrat : ""Over the last decade electrical batteries have emerged as a critical bottleneck for portable electronics development. High-power mechanical energy harvesting can potentially provide a valuable alternative to the use of batteries, but, until now, a suitable mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion technology did not exist. Here we describe a novel mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion method based on the reverse electrowetting phenomenon. Electrical energy generation is achieved through the interaction of arrays of moving microscopic liquid droplets with novel nanometer-thick multilayer dielectric films. Advantages of this process include the production of high power densities, up to 103Wm2; the ability to directly utilize a very broad range of mechanical forces and displacements; and the ability to directly output a broad range of currents and voltages, from several volts to tens of volts. These advantages make this method uniquely suited for high-power energy harvesting from a wide variety of environmental mechanical energy sources. "" http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n8/full/ncomms1454.html .-

1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .DNA 'strand sequencing' on the high-throughput GridION platform and presents MinION "" 17 February 2012, Oxford, UK/FL, US. Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. today presented for the first time DNA sequence data using its novel nanopore 'strand sequencing' technique and proprietary high performance electronic devices GridION and MinION. These data were presented by Clive G Brown, Chief Technology Officer, who outlined the Company's pathway to a commercial product with highly disruptive features including ultra long read lengths, high throughput on electronic systems and real-time sequencing results. Oxford Nanopore intends to commercialise GridION and MinION directly to customers within 2012. Oxford Nanopore's GridION system consists of scalable instruments (nodes) used with consumable cartridges that contain proprietary array chips for multi-nanopore sensing. Each GridION node and cartridge is initially designed to deliver tens of Gb of sequence data per 24 hour period, with the user choosing whether to run for minutes or days according to the experiment. "" http://www.nanoporetech.com/news/press-releases/view/39 .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Automatic identification of facial clues to lies "" Micro-expressions are very short involuntary facial expressions that reveal emotions people try to hide (see Figure 1). They can be used for lie detection and are used by trained officials at US airports to detect suspicious behavior. For example, a terrorist trying to conceal a plan to commit suicide would very likely show a very short expression of intense anguish. However, human recognition accuracy is very low; even highly trained human detectors are notoriously inaccurate, achieving a recognition accuracy of only 47%.1 This performance makes an automatic computer detector very attractive. ""....more ......> http://spie.org/x84912.xml?ArticleID=x84912 .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Acceptance of latest results to Physics of Plasmas confirms tiny energy start-up is hot! ""One point eight billion degrees. Yes, that's billion with a "b," LPP's team received word February 27th that a paper describing our achievement of fusion reactions from ions confined at energies equivalent to over 1.8 billion degrees C was accepted by Physics of Plasmas, "the most highly cited journal devoted fully to plasma physics." The paper, titled "Fusion reactions from >150 keV ions in a dense plasma focus [DPF] plasmoid," also lays to rest a long-standing scientific controversy with major implications for whether the DPF is a viable source of useful fusion energy. If fusion reactions in a DPF come primarily from an unconfined beam, then the fusion yields are unlikely to scale to useful quantities of energy. On the other hand, if the fusion reactions take place primarily between ions confined within a concentrated ball of plasma (a "plasmoid"), the DPF (and LPP's technology suite) are much more promising as a clean energy source."" http://bit.ly/zEcZtT .1 month ago

GrahamUnfollow Graham Rawlinson This looks like great work, but it always surprises me that those working on high tech approaches don't seem to want to multiply their chances of success with a few low tech additions. The hardest thing to resist is the 'subliminal message', so the micro analysis would I am pretty sure be improved enormously by the addition of embedded images which would be seen by the 'subconscious brain', it is like the spotted dog picture, you and me would see the dog, the terrorist would see the embedded bomb belt? Add some embedded terrorist only micro words 'bobcomb' might trigger a good response, confusion from you and me but knowing micro response from terrorist. Add some words which come from my PhD on how we read jlbumed wrods easily, so you select some jumbled letter words which have directional ambiguity, all these combined would surely make it pretty tough to avoid detection? We have least control of our reactions when they come from unexpected directions. Sit a man at a romantic dinner for man and wife and she asks, 'what's her name?', if innocent he asks whose name?, if guilty he mumbles, if he asks whose name she pretends she is trying to remember the name of someone who looks like a woman just over there, smiling, she knows he passed the 'test!' 1 month ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Aalto: Future smart phones will project images on the wall Mobile phones currently on the market are capable of showing high quality images and video, but the phones' small size sets insurmountable limits on screen size, and thus the viewing experience. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, EpiCrystals Oy and the Aalto University are developing a better laser light source for projectors that will be integrated into mobile phones, which will enable accurate and efficient projection of, for example, photographs and movies on any surface. Mobile phones equipped with the laser light source can be within the ordinary consumer's reach already in a few years time. http://bit.ly/wf3Vvl .1 month ago

GrahamUnfollow Graham Rawlinson What would be really great about a combined mobile camera and projector is the ability to draw with your finger(s) on any plain surface, and store the results. Think what could be done for robot controlled surgery! What I don't see much mention of is what I see as the big problem, light a surface enough for me to be able to see in normal light conditions and the energy use is necessarily very high. It has to be high because essentially you may be competing with the sun! Small size projection in the dark may be possible, but even room light is tough without a continuous energy supply, I don't think any current battery technology gets close to what is needed? Correct me if I am wrong. 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .You are right Graham. To you use the small ( light ) projector you need to reduce the ambient lighting ...........and that in itself is a great power saving ........wish you get the point :)

.1 month ago 1 GrahamUnfollow Graham Rawlinson Direct projection into the 'mind's eye' is best then! ;-) 1 month ago Like Follow Jae Jae Ryu I don't think this mini-projector is designed to be used in a large space (long distance) setting. Sinply lens sizes and projection optics will not be good enough for large area projection. Still it's an interesting approach, other functions may be incorporated to be more attactive. Hope this people has a good petent protection^.^ 1 month ago Like karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Yes Jae , they must have protected it well.... Finnish , the country with best education system in the Earth and Motherland for many innovative companies , notable one is Nokia :) .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Organic Magnets "" Electronic state of an organic molecular magnet: Soft x-ray spectroscopy study of -TDAE-C60 single crystal Soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was performed for -TDAE-C60 single crystal. A C 1s

spectrum with a shakeup satellite of TDAE-C60 is very similar to that of C60 when we shift the energy, indicating a charge transfer to the C60 site. A comparison of a N 1s spectrum with theoretical calculations indicates that TDAE mainly consists of the TDAE+ state. The valenceband spectrum near the Fermi edge also suggests a charge transfer from the TDAE to the C60 cage. Based on these results we propose a modified model for the charge transfer: the charge states of C60 and TDAE+, and the dimer formation along the c axis between the TDAE+ states. "" http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v84/i16/e161404 .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Giving waste water the power to clean itself ""A technique that combines two novel forms of renewable energy one relying on bacteria and the other on salt water generates more electricity than either one alone and cleans waste water at the same time...........>................................................ To boost the power density of the MFC system, the researchers added a second process, called reverse electrodialysis (RED), in which the salinity gradient between fresh water and sea water is harnessed to generate electricity. The researchers system, called a microbial reverse-electrodialysis cell (MRC), sandwiches a reverse electrodialysis (RED) stack made up of only a few pairs of membranes between the two chambers of an MFC, where the proton-exchange membrane would normally be ."" http://bit.ly/A4CgbS .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .The fickleness of the silicon-drift detector At the Micro and Nano Laboratory in Gaustadbekkdalen in Oslo, scientists have created one of the most advanced radiation sensors in the world: an X-ray detector that can reveal the composition of materials in a fraction of a second.......................>........................... One side of the sensor is called the window side, and is turned towards the source of radiation. It absorbs the X-ray beam almost without loss. The other side is known as the ring side and has a concentric annular structure; i.e. the rings have the same centre but increase in radius, something

like a parabolic aerial in microformat. This means that the electrons generated by the radiation source are captured by the central electrode, which in turn enables the X-ray sensor to discard all the irrelevant electronic signals, or noise. Because it easily distinguishes between different materials by registering differences in the absorption energy of their component elements, the chip can be used to identity forbidden materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury, explains Ahmed. Due to its unique sensitivity, the Norwegian-developed sensor is in very high demand on the world market. The researchers have also managed to make it so efficient that it uses very little energy, which is important when the sensor is connected to other electronics."" http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/03/Manufacturing-Semiconductors-Photonics-The-ficklenessof-the-silicon-drift-detector/ .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Edible Bottle ( of course in the near future :)) "" WikiCells are novel edible forms for eating and drinking transportable foods and drinks without plastic. Useful as foods and drinks for restaurants, homes, and offices, for delivery to and purchase in stores, and for production and delivery to places in the world where the recycling and disposal of plastic produces a major human and environmental hazard--WikiCells emerged out of an idea funded initially by the Wyss Institute in David Edwards ES20 class (specifically realized in the design of the recently commercial CellBag), and, later, a design exhibition at Le Laboratoire in Paris with French designer Francois Azambourg and Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber. From the early inspiration of the biological cell, the technology has since evolved as a food product technology within LaboGroup, the commercial incubator of ArtScience Labs, with initial commercial sales and development in the FoodLab. WikiCells consist of a natural food membrane held together by electrostatic forces and containing a liquid, emulsion, foam, or solid food substance possibly within an edible or biodegradable shell. They can be produced by consumers with a WikiCell Machine in a practically inexhaustible variety of membranes and forms and with a wide range of food and drinks. WikiCells use special membrane technology that permits the fabrication of thin delicious membranes with significant water diffusional resistance and adjoined shells that allow for stability of the WikiCells over long periods of time."" http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/calendars/biotechnology/wikicells-bottles-that-we-eat

.1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Holey Optochip First to Transfer One Trillion Bits of Information per Second Using the Power of Light "Reaching the one trillion bit per second mark with the Holey Optochip marks IBMs latest milestone to develop chip-scale transceivers that can handle the volume of traffic in the era of big data, said IBM Researcher Clint Schow, part of the team that built the prototype. We have been actively pursuing higher levels of integration, power efficiency and performance for all the optical components through packaging and circuit innovations. We aim to improve on the technology for commercialization in the next decade with the collaboration of manufacturing partners. Optical networking offers the potential to significantly improve data transfer rates by speeding the flow of data using light pulses, instead of sending electrons over wires. Because of this, researchers have been looking for ways to make use of optical signals within standard low-cost, high-volume chip manufacturing techniques for widespread use."" http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/37095.wss .1 month ago karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Ubiquitous Energy is a technology start-up developing a portfolio of emerging photovoltaic technologies that enable seamless deployment of light-harvesting functionality in the form of products and surfaces we interact with every day. Ubiquitous Energy won the 2011 MIT Clean Energy Prize Renewables Category and also received the 2011 Fraunhofer-Techbridge U-Launch Award, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded award program that provides services to promising clean energy start-ups. http://ubiquitous-energy.com/about.html .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .(SCNT) somatic cell nuclear transfer "" In principle, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is a potent tool for scientists looking to produce exact genetic replicas of a particular animal. By injecting a nucleus from an adult cell into an oocyte from which the nucleus has been removed, one can initiate the embryonic development process and derive a clone of the donor animal. Unfortunately, this technique is terribly inefficient, with a success rate of 12% in mice. This must be due to some errors in the reprogramming of the donor genome into the totipotent state, which is equivalent to the state observed in conventionally fertilized embryos, explains Atsuo Ogura of the RIKEN BioResource Center in Tsukuba. However, Ogura and colleagues have now made significant progress in clearing a major roadblock thwarting SCNT success1...."" more........> http://www.rikenresearch.riken.jp/eng/research/6891 .1 month ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Sawtooth Anisotropic Metamaterial Abstract "" We present an ultrabroadband thin-film infrared absorber made of sawtoothed anisotropic metamaterial. Absorptivity of higher than 95% at normal incidence is supported in a wide range of frequencies, where the full absorption width at half-maximum is about 86%. Such property is retained well at a very wide range of incident angles too. Light of shorter wavelengths are harvested at upper parts of the sawteeth of smaller widths, while light of longer wavelengths are trapped at lower parts of larger tooth widths. This phenomenon is explained by the slowlight modes in anisotropic metamaterial waveguide. Our study can be applied in the field of designing photovoltaic devices and thermal emitters. "" http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl204118h .28 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .A cheap and fully optical solution for ultra-fast internet "" Conventional fibre-to-home networks, also known as Passive Optical Networks (PONs), have a tree-like structure with the telephone exchange central office at their root. 'Passive' refers to their use of optical splitters which do not require additional power. From there a thick main trunk of cables spreads out into smaller branches to homes and businesses. Conventional tree PONs use Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), a multiplexing method inwhich signals are transferred apparently simultaneously as sub-channelsin one communication channel, but are actually physically taking turns on the channel. In practice, this means that a 5 Gbps connection at the central office can turn into a 30 Mbps downstream connection by the timeit reaches someone's home, with upstream bandwidth usually a mere fraction of that. From trees to rings The Sardana researchers are proposing a different and totally new approach, enablingnot only much faster connections, but more capacity and robustness. Instead of a single big tree, they are proposing multiple smaller trees branching out to end users from a main ring. The ring transmits signals bidirectionally from the central office using Wave Division Multiplexing(WDM), a multiplexing technology that enables different signals to be carried simultaneously on the same optical fibre by using different wavelengths of laser light. At Remote Nodes along the ring, the signals split off onto single fibre trees to homes and businesses using TDM technology. "" http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=118095&CultureCode=en .28 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Molten Glass as Thermal storage Halotechnics

"" is pleased to be the recipient of a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy (ARPA-E) for groundbreaking energy research. Halotechnics will develop a high temperature thermal storage system utilizing a new low cost, earth abundant, and low melting point molten glass as the heat transfer and thermal Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergystorage material. This new material will enable unprecedented efficiency with thermal energy storage and has the potential to reduce costs by a factor of ten when developed and deployed at commercial scale. Halotechnics will optimize the material in order to develop a complete system to pump, heat, store, and discharge the molten glass. If successful, this technology will enable low cost and efficient thermal energy storage for concentrating solar and nuclear power applications."We've been thrilled by the discoveries we've made with our molten salts and are very excited to explore the use of molten glass to reach even higher temperatures for more efficient energy storage," said CEO, Justin Raade."" http://www.halotechnics.com/news/ .27 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Lab-on-a-Chip Single-Cell Chemical Lysis on Microfluidic Chips with Arrays of Microwells "" Many conventional biochemical assays are performed using populations of cells to determine their quantitative biomolecular profiles. However, population averages do not reflect actual physiological processes in individual cells, which occur either on short time scales or nonsynchronously. Therefore, accurate analysis at the single-cell level has become a highly attractive tool for investigating cellular content. Microfluidic chips with arrays of microwells were developed for single-cell chemical lysis in the present study. The cellular occupancy in 30-mdiameter microwells (91.45%) was higher than that in 20-m-diameter microwells (83.19%) at an injection flow rate of 2.8 L/min. However, most of the occupied 20-m-diameter microwells contained individual cells. The results of chemical lysis experiments at the single-cell level indicate that cell membranes were gradually lysed as the lysis buffer was injected; they were fully lysed after 12 s. Single-cell chemical lysis was demonstrated in the proposed microfluidic chip, which is suitable for high-throughput cell lysis."" more....> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279217/?tool=pubmed

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Bend-it e-books get real with EPD in factory mode "" The company press release says the plastic EPD will be supplied to companies in China followed by completed products for release in Europe in early April. Whats more, some reports Thursday said the plastic displays were already being shipped to factories in China with target dates for completed products in April to debut in Europe. There was no word yet about any timetable being set for America. The report said it had begun producing six-inch e-ink panels on a plastic substrate for a Chinese-based ODM (original design manufacturer), for an end product with a release date of April, and that the end product would be in Europe. The company credits its production-ready success to a manufacturing breakthrough surmounting obstacles with temperatures over 350 degrees in LCD manufacturing. LG Display said its plastic EPD can maintain strong durability in high temperatures. "" ..more...> http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-bend-it-e-books-real-epd-factory.html .22 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Sandia National Laboratories work on neutron generation: Going from tubes to chips "" ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. It was a figurative whack on the head that started Sandia National Laboratories distinguished technical staff member Juan Elizondo-Decanini thinking outside the box which in his case was a cylinder.

He developed a new configuration for neutron generators by turning from conventional cylindrical tubes to the flat geometry of computer chips. For size comparison, small neutron generators, which are like mini accelerators, are 1 to 2 inches in diameter, he said. The idea of a computer chip-shaped neutron source compact, simple and inexpensive to massproduce opens the door for a host of applications, Elizondo-Decanini said. ''' ..more...> https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/neutron_generator/ .3 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Novel High Efficiency Thermoelectric Material within the Concept of Phonon-Liquid ElectronCrystal "" Solid-state thermoelectric technology uses electrons or holes as the working fluid for heat pumping and power generation. It offers the prospect for novel thermal-to-electrical energy conversion technology that could lead to significant energy savings by generating electricity from waste industrial heat. The conversion efficiency in thermoelectric technology is governed by the dimensionless thermoelectric figure of merit zT=S2T/r(kL+kc), where S is the thermopower (Seebeck coefficient), r is the electrical resistivity, T is the absolute temperature, kL is the lattice thermal conductivity, and kc is the carrier thermal conductivity. The traditional high efficiency thermoelectric materials are solid crystalline semiconductor compounds.Good electronic properties are maintained by crystalline semiconductor structure while low lattice thermal conductivity is achieved by varies of methods and approaches to scatter heat transfer phonons. Laboratory results suggest that high zT values can be realized in several families of materials, such as caged compounds and nano-structured materials "" .......more.....> http://english.sic.cas.cn/ns/es/201204/t20120406_83556.html .2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Engineering a Hyperthermophilic Archaeon for Temperature-Dependent Product Formation ABSTRACT "" Microorganisms growing near the boiling point have enormous biotechnological potential but only recently have molecular engineering tools become available for them. We have engineered the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus, which grows optimally at 100C, to switch its end products of fermentation in a temperature-controlled fashion without the need for chemical inducers. The recombinant strain (LAC) expresses a gene (ldh) encoding lactate dehydrogenase from the moderately thermophilic Caldicellulosiruptor bescii (optimal growth temperature [Topt] of 78C) controlled by a cold shock promoter that is upregulated when cells are transferred from 98C to 72C. At 98C, the LAC strain fermented sugar to produce acetate and hydrogen as end products, and lactate was not detected. When the LAC strain was grown at 72C, up to 3 mM lactate was produced instead. Expression of a gene from a moderately thermophilic bacterium in a hyperthermophilic archaeon at temperatures at which the hyperthermophile has low metabolic activity provides a new perspective to engineering microorganisms for bioproduct and biofuel formation. "" http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/2/e00053-12 .5 hours ago 22.05.12 karthikeyan arumugathandavan .UCSB Physicists Mix Two Lasers to Create Light at Many Frequencies " (Santa Barbara, Calif.) A team of physicists at UC Santa Barbara has seen the light, and it comes in many different colors. By aiming high- and low-frequency laser beams at a semiconductor, the researchers caused electrons to be ripped from their cores, accelerated, and then smashed back into the cores they left behind. This recollision produced multiple frequencies of light simultaneously. Their findings appear in the current issue of the science journal Nature. " ...more...> http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=2679 .26 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Magnetic bacteria may be building future bio-computers "" Magnet-making bacteria may be building biological computers of the future, researchers have said. A team from the UK's University of Leeds and Japan's Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have used microbes that eat iron. As they ingest the iron, the microbes create tiny magnets inside themselves, similar to those in PC hard drives. The research may lead to the creation of much faster hard drives, the team of scientists say. As technology progresses and computer components get smaller and smaller, it becomes harder to produce electronics on a nano-scale. "" http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-17981157 .14 days ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D Karthi, yes wonderful article. Follows my old ramblings about discovery through knowledge of the Philosopher's Stone. Great!! 14 days ago Unlike 1

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D System or "integrated solution" is the only practical answer

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karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Doug . .14 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Surveillance Camera System Searches Through 36 Million Faces In One Second This surveillance camera system can search through data on 36 million faces in one second. Developed by Hitachi Kokusai Electric, the system can automatically detect a face from either surveillance footage or a regular photo, and search for it. http://www.diginfo.tv/v/12-0040-r-en.php .2 days ago

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Micromachined Propulsion systems for very small satellites The need for miniaturized ion engines "" Electric propulsion for spacecraft provides thrust by emitting electrically-charged particles extremely high speeds. Such thrusters do not burn fuel, they eject it. Since the speed of the

outgoing particles are much higher for electric propulsion systems than for chemical rockets (high specific impulse), much higher efficiency is possible, allowing larger orbit changes with smaller amounts of fuel. "" http://lmts.epfl.ch/microthrust .1 day ago 1

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Tiny reader makes fast, cheap DNA sequencing feasible Reading DNA at single-nucleotide resolution with a mutant MspA nanopore and phi29 DNA polymerase "" Nanopore technologies are being developed for fast and direct sequencing of single DNA molecules through detection of ionic current modulations as DNA passes through a pore's constriction1, 2. Here we demonstrate the ability to resolve changes in current that correspond to a known DNA sequence by combining the high sensitivity of a mutated form of the protein pore Mycobacterium smegmatis porin A (MspA)3 with phi29 DNA polymerase (DNAP)4, which controls the rate of DNA translocation through the pore. As phi29 DNAP synthesizes DNA and functions like a motor to pull a single-stranded template through MspA, we observe well-resolved and reproducible ionic current levels with median durations of ~28 ms and ionic current differences of up to 40 pA. Using six different DNA sequences with readable regions 4253 nucleotides long, we record current traces that map to the known DNA sequences. With singlenucleotide resolution and DNA translocation control, this system integrates solutions to two longstanding hurdles to nanopore sequencing2. "" http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v30/n4/full/nbt.2171.html .1 day ago

Follow Doug Doug Linman, Ph.D "Integrated solutions" definitely are our future, there are no single solutions that can handle the variables in our growth and needs on earth. 1 day ago Unlike 1

JoeUnfollow Joe Stafura After reading the list it was a delight to see "Soul Mates", and as a proponent of Dr. Picard's definition of Affective Computing it isn't that I see computers becoming truly sentient as much as gaining the ability to help us to monitor and measure our own state of mind, or Subjective Well Being. While there are many very real efforts needed to provide food and energy and a higher quality of life the use of Affective Computing appears to help us to understand what is truly helpful to us as a society and as individuals. 23 hours ago Like

karthikeyan arumugathandavan .Thanks Joe for the pointer to ' Affective Computing ' . Could we assume the targeted end products will be ' Human friendly Robot' or extremely sophisticated personal assistants ( man-made ). .23 hours ago

JoeUnfollow Joe Stafura @ Karthi - our plans are not so grandiose;^) what we are striving to do is provide an entertaining experience that "senses" momentary affect and then compiles it to a useful metric, in our case right now that is Subjective Well Being. In my most optimistic moments I see this as a number that will be thought of as one's Blood Pressure or HDL level, a factor that can raise or lower one's quality of life in a number of ways. As Picard discovered in the work leading to her seminal 1995 paper on Affective Computing your Subjective Well Being determines a base line for decision making, gaining perspective, effectively communicating and understanding and even overall intelligence. These things are key to may things but my interest grew out of trying to understand the dysfunction that leads to company failures or under performance but we are now also on to recovery from life altering events in the area of medical procedures or traumatic injury. The last focus has increased the feeling of purpose within the development team and the fact that we will succeed or not on the payments from companies that help to make more money is not as central to our discussions and the principles are the same for either efforts at the level we operate.