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quinta-feira, 22 de abril de 2010

Boas Notícias...

Uma forma de produzir semi-condutores 100 vezes mais rápidos que o Silicone...

Graphene Films Clear Major Fabrication Hurdle by Staff Writers

Berkeley CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2010
Graphene, the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, is a potential superstar for the electronics industry. With freakishly mobile electrons that can blaze through the material at nearly the speed of light - 100 times faster than electrons can move through silicon - graphene could be used to make superfast transistors or computer memory chips. Graphene's unique "chicken wire" atomic structure exhibits incredible flexibility and mechanical strength, as well as unusual optical properties that could open a number of promising doors in both the electronics and the photonics industries.

E a continuação do Space Shuttle,  embora não tripulado...


By Leonard David
SPACE.com’s Space Insider Columnist
posted: 20 April 2010
06:18 pm ET

The United States Air Force plans to launch its first robotic X-37B space plane Thursday on a mission that is a forerunner of things to come. A second mini-space plane is already under contract and is projected to be launched next year.

New details regarding the mini-space plane and its upcoming Thursday liftoff atop an Atlas 5 booster were discussed today during a U.S. Air Force-held media press briefing.

The X-37B vehicle's history stretches back to the late 90s, with NASA kick-starting the project. It was later picked up by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and ultimately found a home within the Air Force. The project is now under the wing of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office


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