Problems and creativity are common routes to
new areas to explore and develop. It is interesting
to see the curious dispersion of business and
Technical topics in business media.
We are all familiar with the recent tsunami and
impact on nuclear energy production based on
solid state fuel uranium reactors. Larger scale
assessment of longer term effects of substitute
fuels are currently viewed. M. Ridley raised
a different competitor for substitute reactor fuel–
thorium liquid fuel reactors. This is the kind of
technology certain universities and government
laboratories might play significant development
roles for a decade in the future. Look at Energy
from Thorium for deeper reading for technical
audiences, for example.
Business topic in technical media.
Small, quantum-dot elements of electronic and
photonic circuits were reviewed by Hank Hogan
in the Feb. 2011 issue of Photonics Spectra. This
will not be found in business publications, although
they are closer to being in users hands in the near
future. Technical papers by small companies will
highlight developments and integration into product