Just a list of some of the tech news and papers that caught my eye this week:
Soft-lithography for medicine. It’s always great seeing nanotechnology in medicine.
This paper from Queens University claims that the “levelized cost of electricity” for solar generation is more favorable than current assumptions and that industry analysts consider higher peak loss values for PV systems than is the actual case. I personally think solar is a much more viable solution today and some of the significant hurdles in realizing solar power are political ones driven by special interest, not technological ones.
The ITU has finally defined 4G. Nothing unexpected here, after LTE the next enabler is true software defined radios that go beyond just cutting manufacturing costs. At every layer, network evolution from now on will be mostly about the cognitive plane.
Adopting Semantic web standards is a good foundation to build solutions on for the challenges that Wayne Gilbert talks about in this article.