Tokyo Tech Bulletin: Diamonds as the ultimate semiconductors


Tokyo Institute of Technology publishes the latest issue of its online newsletter, Tokyo Tech Bulletin

(Tokyo, 29 November 2016) Research on diamonds as semiconductors, ammonia synthesis, mysteries of the birth of Saturn’s rings, and Yoshinori Ohsumi’s 2016 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, are some of the research and feature articles in the November 2016 issue of the Tokyo Institute of Technology Bulletin.

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Rare 1949 Harley Davidson Custom Panhead at the Charlie Daniels tour bus at Bike Week 2016

“Sons of Anarchy” Television Show Chopper Motorcycle Joins Collection of Rare Motorcycles Going to Auction and 1957 Porsche Speedster 356 Added to Houston Event

NOVEMBER 25-26, 2016

Houston, Texas – (November 23, 2016) – Dan Kruse Classics, one of the world’s premier classic car auction houses has announced the addition of a 2005 Sucker Punch Sally Old School Chopper motorcycle from the hit television show “Sons of Anarchy” to the Houston Classic Car Auction to take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center November 25-26, 2016. The “Sons of Anarchy” screen used motorcycle joins a collection of other rare collectible motorcycles to be offered by Dan Kruse Classics. The chopper was used in several episodes of the hit series by the rival gang known as the Mayans. The motorcycle was also used in hit television shows including “Entourage,” “Cold Case,” “CSI,” “Instant Recall,” The Whole Truth” and others. The “Son of Anarchy” motorcycle joins a 1949 Harley-Davidson Custom Panhead Chopper Motorcycle that made its way to the Charlie Daniels tour as seen in the attached photograph; a 1978 Suzuki 370 Dual Purpose Motorcycle; a very rare 1978 Hodaka 250 Dual Purpose Sport Motorcycle; a 2012 Royal Enfield Moto Bullet Motorcycle and a 2014 CVO Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Motorcycle, all part of the “two-wheeled” offerings at this weekend’s auction event.

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Nanoparticle Boost for Solar-powered Water Heating


Source: Research highlight from MANA, the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan.

Tsukuba, Japan, 21 November 2016

Subject line: Nanoparticle Boost for Solar-powered Water Heating

(Tsukuba, 21 November 2016) A highly-efficient, nanoparticle-based method for heating water and generating water vapor from sunlight is demonstrated by WPI-MANA scientists in Japan.

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Douglas Reeman, Master maritime story teller is ill and needs help






It is with deep regret that we hear of the plight of master story teller Douglas Reeman (also writing as Alexander Kent) who has given so much pleasure to so man readers down the years. It is a reminder that even best selling authors can need help. Please go to and those with facebook accounts can help without even donating money. Please read the continuation.

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The Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder: Thrilling Open-Air Driving


New Spyder version enlarges Huracán family
Engineered for pure rear-wheel driving fun with lifestyle appeal
New design of front and rear identifies the new model
Naturally aspirated V10 engine outputting 580 hp
0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, top speed of 319 km/h

Sant’Agata Bolognese/Los Angeles, CA, 15 November 2016 – Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán rear-wheel drive Spyder, combining the lifestyle appeal of the convertible with the pure on-road experience of the Huracán’s rear-wheel drive technologies.

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Paralyzed ALS patient operates speech computer with her mind


Utrecht, November 14, 2016 – In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. She can now communicate at home with her family and caregivers via the implant. That a patient can use this technique at home is unique in the world. This research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Ucore Announces Development of US Strategic Metals Complex


November 15, 2016 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the initiation of development of a US-based Strategic Metals Complex (the “SMC” or the “Production Plant”) designed to capitalize on the technology platform advanced via the Company’s recently completed SuperLig®-One pilot facility near Salt Lake City, Utah (“SuperLig®-One” or the “Pilot Plant”).

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