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The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 1). founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the main goals of creating and realizing a new strategy for the development of humanity – one based upon our unique emerging capability to effect self-directed evolution.

Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can be manipulated to turn electricity on and off the way faucets control the flow of water. There are other semiconductors. Gallium arsenide is one such material and it has certain technical advantages over silicon – electrons race through its crystalline structure faster than they can…

'Metascreen' forms ultra-thin invisibility cloak

Closing the Carbon loop: Team identifies new catalyst that advances Capture, Conversion of atmospheric carbon dioxide -

Keeping captured carbon dioxide in liquid makes it more reactive and easier to concentrate -

Report finds additional radioactive materials in gas-well drill cuttings -

Science in the Cinema this year sorted fact from fiction in the 1982 cult classic Bladerunner. Description from I searched for this on

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan


Russia finds 'new bacteria' in Antarctic lake - Russian scientists believe they have found a wholly new type of bacteria in the mysterious subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on February 5, 2012. DNA was found that did not coincide with any of the well-known types in the global database. Read more at: