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  Quantum Entanglement
  String Theory
  Parallel Universes
  Hidden Dimensions

Topics of interest

Fusion Energy
Nuclear Medicine
Ion Propulsion
Quantum Computing
Photonics & Lasers

Science Magazine, L. Randall "Extra Dimensions and Warped Geometries," 296, 1422, May 2002
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Fusion Energy
No more greenhouse emissions? Virtually unlimited fuel supply? This is the potential promise of fusion energy - the energy of the sun. This energy is produced by fusing together hydrogen nuclei, releasing tremendous amounts of heat which could drive a turbine and generate electricity. The problem: How to ignite and contain a plasma that can exceed 100 million degrees C. The image to the left represents a magnetic confinement vessel - currently the most likely method. DOE - Fusion Energy Program
National Ignition Facility
Fusion Power.org
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Plasma Science & Technology
General Atomics - Fusion Education

This object may look like a Tinkertoy assembly but its a heck of a lot smaller. Instead of using wooden pieces it uses individual molecules to create structures never before imagined. There are certainly risks, and experiments should be proceeded with caution and foresight, but there are also tremendous potential benefits in the areas of medical science, water filtration, energy efficiency, fuel cells, computing, and much more. National Nanotechnology Initiative
Scientific American (nanotech)
Nanotech Foresight Institute
Nanotechnology Now
Institute of Nanotechnology
Nuclear Medicine
When the question is asked; "How does this benefit mankind?", Nuclear Medicine probably has the best answer to offer. Being able to look inside the human body, and treat disease, without the pain and infection risk of incision has proven to be an invaluable tool for doctors, and life-saving for patients. The current science is probably still in it's infancy relative to what is possible, and future advances should be looked forward to with much hope. Society of Nuclear Medicine
Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Buffalo
Journal of Nuclear Medicine
History of Nuclear Medicine at Berkley
Atomic Museum
Ion Propulsion
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When Newton came up with his 3rd law of motion many did not understand. When it was suggested that this could work in the vacuum of space they thought it was crazy! That was before we flew men to the moon and robot explorers to other planets. Ion propulsion will take us even further. Science @ NASA
FAQ about Ion Propulsion
Sky & Telescope
Quantum Computing
Current computing technology relies on classical physics to manipulate binary information using electrons and semi-conducting materials. We think of this technology as vary fast and highly miniaturized relative to what we had in the past. Quantum computing, when developed, will yield exponential gains over what we're using today by utilizing the phenomena of quantum mechanics. Quantum computers may be able to do in seconds what would take today's computers years! IBM Almaden Research Center
Institute for Quantum Computing
Caltech - tutorial
quantum computation and cryptography

Birth of a new science
Photonics & Lasers
Turn on a flashlight and you send out a beam of photons. Look at an object and what you actually see are the photons that have bounced off of it into your eyes. They're also messengers coming to earth to show us what the universe looked like billions of years ago. They can pass through glass, cut through steel, and carry data and the human voice through fiber optic cables. The science of photonics spans both the known and theoretical worlds of physics. Optics.org
Institute for Lasers & Photonics at the University of Buffalo

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