David Kirkpatrick

February 28, 2008

Two cool bits …

Filed under: et.al., Media, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:54 pm

… from the KurzweilAI.net newsletter.

 The first is on future-specific blogging:

Future Blogger community launched
KurzweilAI.net, Feb. 27, 2008MemeBox has announced the public beta release of Future Blogger, a blogging community dedicated to exploring the future.Visitors can post their thoughts, predictions and scenarios. Community ratings then determine page ranking for posts. The site’s Future Scanner also aggregates and organizes information about the future by year and category.

The second is on some insanely cool nanotech:

Nano makes it big
Nature News, Feb. 27, 2008Nanocomp Technologies has built a 3 foot by 6 foot sheet of woven and layered carbon nanotubes with a breaking strength stronger than stainless steel.

The sheets are also lightweight, with a density of 0.2-0.3 grams per cubic centimeter (30 times less dense than steel). The final material is paper-like and can be folded, stretched and cut with scissors.

The millimeters-long nanotubes are woven into 30nm diameter bundles, which in turn are layered on a rotating drum, where electrostatic forces hold the bundles together.
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