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Molecule Sized Processor?

Now this news has my inner geek excited:

A*STAR’s IMRE and 10 EU research organisations are working together to build what is essentially a single molecule processor chip. As a comparison, a thousand of such molecular chips could fit into one of today’s microchips, the core device that determines computational speed. The ambitious project, termed Atomic Scale and Single Molecule Logic Gate Technologies (ATMOL), will establish a new process for making a complete molecular chip. This means that computing power can be increased significantly but take up only a small fraction of the space that is required by today’s standards.

The fabrication process involves the use of three unique ultra high vacuum (UHV) atomic scale interconnection machines which build the chip atom-by-atom. These machines physically move atoms into place one at a time at cryogenic temperatures. One of these machines is located in A*STAR’s IMRE.

As the one-and-only Instapundit says, faster, please!


John Holdren—Obama’s “Science Czar”

President Obama appointed John Holdren as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. You may ask, “Who is John Holdren and why should I care?”

John Holdren, who is an extreme leftist in every sense of the word, co-penned a book back in 1977 entitled, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. Contained within the over 1,000-page publication is the most disgraceful, egregious and vile information regarding human population control. Mr. Holdren subscribes to the Malthusian belief that world population should be controlled through moral restraint and if world overpopulation is not prevented, it will lead to widespread poverty and degradation. Holdren also promotes the idea of eugenics—the idea that hereditary traits of certain races of people can be improved through the control of human breeding, which is the idea that was espoused by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.

Video – Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s Racist Founder: Read More…

The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Waxman-Markey)—Contact Your State’s Representatives TODAY And Tell Them To Vote Against It!

One of the most socially and economically destructive pieces of legislation is coming up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, June 26. The legislation I speak of is the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES 2009) or the “Waxman-Markey” bill [Documents – 1. American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Full Text Discussion Draft) | 2. American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 Discussion Draft Summary | 3. American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 Discussion Draft Section by Section Summary]. Of course, this legislation has the full backing of President Obama and the lackeys working in his administration. It is with the utmost certainty that Obama would most definitely not veto such legislation, if it came to pass through the U.S. House and Senate.

For more discussion on how ACES 2009 or “Waxman-Markey” would affect every American, please read this important information from the Heritage Foundation: Read More…

Behold, The Bacon Blowtorch!

Hmmm… the things you can do with bacon:

I recently committed myself to the goal, before the weekend was out, of creating a device entirely from bacon and using it to cut a steel pan in half. My initial attempts were failures, but I knew success was within reach when I was able to ignite and melt the pan using seven beef sticks and a cucumber.

No, seriously. The device I built was a form of thermal lance. A thermal lance, typically made of iron instead of bacon, is used to cut up scrap metal and rescue people from collapsed buildings. It works by blowing pure oxygen gas through a pipe packed with iron and magnesium rods. These metals are surprisingly flammable in pure oxygen, releasing a huge amount of heat as they are consumed. The result is a jet of superheated iron plasma coming out of the end of the pipe. For sheer destructive force, few tools match a thermal lance. But iron isn’t the only thing that’s flammable in a stream of pure oxygen.

Pictures and video at the link above.

I just had to let my inner geek out to play a little bit.

Oh, he also made a cucumber blowtorch, and says that seems to work a little better.

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