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February 27th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Where are the Hurricanes?

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The hurricane season passed off relatively quietly last year.  Category 2 hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda in October 2014, briefly making the world’s headlines, but it did relatively little damage, apart from uprooting trees and knocking out power temporarily to most of the island’s inhabitants. Continue Reading »

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February 27th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

China has used more concrete in 3 years than the US did in 100 years


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China has used more concrete from 2011 to 2013 than the United States in the entire 20th century, 6.6 gigatons vs. 4.5 giatons, according to the USGS cement statistics. Continue Reading »

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February 27th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

New air-filter design may help Beijing and L.A. breathe easier

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Yi Cui of Stanford and his students have used a material commonly used in surgical gloves into a low-cost, highly efficient air filter that could be used to improve facemasks, window screens, and could even reduce the exhaust from power plants. Continue Reading »

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February 27th, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Top 12 threats to human civilization

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Researchers at the Global Challenges Foundation released earlier this month a thorough and unsettling look at what threatens human civilization.   Continue Reading »

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February 27th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

The Great Cow Epiphany and the Six Immutable Laws of Information

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Futurist Thomas Frey:  Recent comments by Vint Cerf, vice president of Google and one of the founding fathers of the Internet, about the long-term viability of our data has many wondering what will happen to our digital information over the next 100, 200, or even 1,000 years. Continue Reading »

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February 26th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Warning: rapid finance sector growth is bad for the economy

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One huge political issues in recent years has been that Wall Street has done better than Main Street.  the Bank for International Settlements has a new study that shows exactly why rapid finance sector growth is bad for the rest of the economy. Continue Reading »

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February 26th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Can coding bootcamps save the day?

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It used to be that if you graduated from college with no marketable skills but dreams of a safe career path, you went to law school.  For three years and about $150,000.  Now people skip law school and go to a computer coding bootcamp.  For just three months and $15,000 or less.

NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.

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February 26th, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Mobile game revenues will grow 16.5% in 2015, to more than $3B

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According to new figures from eMarketer, US mobile game revenues—including both downloads and in-app purchases—will grow 16.5% this year to reach $3.04 billion.   Continue Reading »

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February 26th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Cool grain silo house

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What would you think if someone told you they lived in a grain silo?  You might imagine them sleeping on a bed of hay and bathing in a horse trough. Continue Reading »

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February 26th, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Making robots that have better morals than humans

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Many people are worried about artificial intelligence, and what will happen if machines become smarter than humans.  Even Bill Gates has said he is concerned about the decisions machines of the future will make once they outsmart humans. Continue Reading »

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