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How much $100 is worth in every state: Map

August 21st, 2014 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

One hundres dollars goes further in some states than others. A map released by the Tax Foundation, via Elliot Turner, shows the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using the data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.    



People absorb less on e-readers than print book readers

August 21st, 2014 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

Kindle readers performed significantly worse on the plot reconstruction measures. Readers that used a Kindle to read were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story. This new study is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitization on the reading experience.    



Top 7 social media psychology studies that will make us better marketers

August 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Social media is changing the way we relate to each other. Social media is still a young and new form of communication. It’s too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together. New studies and research are showing us more about how social media is changing the way we relate to […]



Seven innovators over 70

August 20th, 2014 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

John Goodenough created the cathodes used by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. When it comes to innovation, older people are as capable of new thinking as the young. Below, in order of age, are seven innovators over the age of 70 who have been at it for decades.    



Why America’s economy stinks: Because business owners are greedier than ever

August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

GDP growth The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.    



Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs

August 19th, 2014 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future? A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range […]



New offshore wind energy and transnational grid projects will boost use of submarine power cables

August 19th, 2014 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

The worldwide market for submarine electrical cables has surged over the past decade. Eighty wind turbines are now under construction in the German North Sea.  They will eventually generate enough power for some 400,000 homes. That power will travel via advanced cables buried along several miles of ocean floor, part of a growing move toward […]



Workers find freedom and uncertainty in the sharing economy

August 19th, 2014 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

Piecemeal labor has taken on a shinier veneer under new rubrics: the sharing economy, the peer economy, the collaborative economy, the gig economy. Jennifer Guidry was in the driveway of her rental apartment just after 4 a.m. on a Friday while most of the neighbors in her leafy Boston suburb were still asleep. Her blond […]



Humans need not apply for most jobs in the future

August 18th, 2014 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

The robots are here. Robots are here now. There is proof of this concept in the amount of working automation in labs and warehouses right now. The video below combines two thoughts that reach an alarming conclusion: “Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match” + “Economics always wins” = “Automation […]



Scientists develop new blood test that could detect any type of cancer

August 18th, 2014 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

The simple test can diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from the blood of patients. British scientists have developed a revolutionary new blood test that could detect any type of cancer. It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms – saving time and preventing costly and […]



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