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India to boost demand-side energy efficiency by selling $6 LED lamp for $0.16

October 29th, 2014 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

India plans to offer subsidized LED lamps to households to reduce power demand and improve energy efficiency. Measures have been initiated by the ministry of power in India to keep the promise of Prime Minister Modi to provide electricity supply and lamps to all households in the country by the end of the decade. The latest measure […]



You can go to college in Germany for free no matter where you are from

October 21st, 2014 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Germany didn’t just abolish tuition for Germans, the ban goes for international students, too. Lower Saxony has made itself the final state in Germany to do away with any public university tuition whatsoever. As of now, all state-run universities in the Federal Republic—legendary institutions that put the Bildung in Bildungsroman, like the Universität Heidelberg, the Universität München, or the Humboldt-Universität zu […]



U.S. Navy develops robot boats that can swarm enemy forces

October 13th, 2014 at 1:23 pm » Comments Off

The swarm detects the enemy vessel with radar and infrared sensors. The U.S. Navy has been testing a large-scale swarm of autonomous boats designed to overwhelm enemies according to reports from Jeremy Hsu. In the test, a large ship that the Navy sometimes calls a high-value unit, HVU, is making its way down the river’s thalweg, escorted by […]



Do states with no income tax save residents money?

October 13th, 2014 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

A state might have no income tax, but it might make up for that through other taxes. If you’re thinking about moving to a new location, it’s reasonable to seek out spots that might cost you less. Thus many people turn to states with no income tax. However, there’s more to the picture than income taxes. […]



Asteroid Act could unlock billion dollar in asteroid mining business

October 1st, 2014 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover – but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.  



U.S. intends to make public drug company payments to doctors despite calls for delay

September 22nd, 2014 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

The database is part of the government’s “Open Payments” program. Scores of doctors’ groups have called for postponement, but the Obama administration intends to stick to its 30 September deadline for making public a database detailing payments and gifts from the drug industry to US physicians, a spokesperson for the US Centers for Medicare & […]



Apprenticeship programs could close the skills gap, but have been slow to gain traction

September 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

Governors from Michigan to North Carolina and the Obama administration have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s woes: German-style apprenticeship programs.    



Is it time for a Guaranteed Basic Income?

September 9th, 2014 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

Poverty and homelessness on the rise. Is it time for Basic Income? The idea of Basic Income has been endorsed by economists from a variety of political camps, but has always seemed more of a distant dream than a reality.  Productivity and standard of living increases made Basic Income practical and logical.    



Eight facts that explain what’s wrong with health care in America

September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Obamacare is not universal health care. If the American health care system were to break off from the United States and become its own economy, it would be the fifth-largest in the world. “It would be bigger than the United Kingdom or France and only behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany,” says David […]



Russians circumvent lingerie ban by 3D printing it

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

3D printed lingerie. A Eurasian Union law prevents the production or import of lace garments, but the German lingerie brand, Lascana, has turned to 3D printing to circumvent that law. Lingerie lovers rejoice because you next pair of sexy undies may be on the way to you thanks to 3D printing.    



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