Small nuclear power stations are much too dangerous to use. I've seen the plan to house these "in neighborhoods", the nuclear sub sized power units, which can be driven away (or stolen) with an 18-wheeler. It would be too much for a terrorist to ignore, but it makes sense otherwise.
Batteries are the key to escaping the Energy Economy our world wars over... I think nano-technology will make energy much less contentious and take us to the next World Economy issue (to war over...)
They created Silicon 24 allotrope using a novel high-pressure precursor process. First, a compound of silicon and sodium, Na4Si24, was formed under high-pressure conditions. Next, this compound was recovered to ambient pressure, and the sodium was completely removed by heating under vacuum. The resulting pure silicon allotrope, Si24, has the ideal band gap for solar energy conversion technology, and can absorb, and potentially emit, light far more effectively than conventional diamond-structured silicon. Si24 is stable at ambient pressure to at least 842 degrees Fahrenheit (450 degrees Celsius).
Now that oil and gas are cheaper, renewable energy research is destined to lag... drats.
This looks promising for solar cells...
Last year, for example, University of Southern California researchers developed a new lithium-ion battery that uses porous silicon nanoparticles rather than traditional graphite anodes. The team, led by Chongwu Zhou, says the battery holds three times as much energy as comparable graphite-based designs and recharges within ten minutes.
I know Elan Musk is building an incredibly large battery manufacturing plant in a desert somewhere, and it is a new graphene-enhanced lithium-ion battery, doubling the Tesla's range, but it's not nanotechnology.
Microsoft will invest 14 billion Indian rupees, or $22.7 million, to set up three cloud centers in India. The company said it has started working on the new facilities to be located in three major Indian cities -- Mumbai and Pune in the west, and Chennai in the southeast.
In September, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said during his India visit that the country's cloud computing market can produce a $2 trillion market opportunity due to rapidly increasing Internet penetration.
Looks like we are free to spin up our own .NET versions.
The live event yesterday mentioned being able to pick what parts of the .NET code we want to bundle with our apps, and that our apps can now have their very own version of .NET sitting beside it, without contention for legacy .NET dependencies. The new distributable 'core .NET' is especially relevant.
Very awesome, it was a highlight of the demo.
Xamarin is the star...
The "Information Highway" is a public utility.
Schools can be public, but some want private schools. Those who want private schools should not be allowed to effectively starve public schools of funding, but there are those who strive for this.
Internet is a public property, as are Interstates and National Parks. Why anyone thinks it is ok to monetize this utility beats me. It's the epitome of greed and that's not in the public PUBLIC interest.
Government is a public institution, last time I checked, at least in name...