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U.S. Navy develops technology to turn seawater into fuel

April 12th, 2014 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

The U.S. Navy hopes to power all non-nuclear powered ships through seawater. The U.S. Navy scientists believe they may have solved one of the world’s great challenges after decades of experiments. They know how to turn seawater into fuel. (Video)    



What job creation looked like under the last six presidents

April 8th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

There are many differences between the president’s terms. Overall employment was smaller in the ’80s, so a different comparison might be to look at the percentage change. Of course the participation rate was increasing in the ’80s (younger population and women joining the labor force), and the participation rate is declining now. But these graphs […]



Europe to abolish roaming charges by December 2015

April 4th, 2014 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The EU is one step from ending roaming charges and delivering net neutrality for all Europeans. The first move was to slash pricing of mobile phone roaming costs across Europe. Then calls were made to abolish mobile roaming costs completely, with a view towards “safeguarding citizens’ right to access an open Internet.” Today that vision has […]



U.S. Navy’s newest warship is a drone

April 3rd, 2014 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

USS Zumwalt The U.S. Navy will christen its newest class of destroyers this month. The USS Zumwalt will be the first ship with a brain of its own.  



Code Academies Caught in the Government Sausage Factory

March 25th, 2014 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

Code academies have proliferated the higher education and vocational landscape over the past few years. They are posing big questions on the value of a formal four-year college computer science degree and answering consumer demand with a savvy proposition: come to us for an indispensable skill and we will line you up for a high […]



Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires

March 24th, 2014 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

After banning Twitter last week, the actions of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have failed spectacularly. Immediately following Turkey’s ban, Twitter issued an SMS workaround. Then,  “#TwitterisblockedinTurkey” became a globally trending topic on Twitter.    



U.S. to give up remaining control over the internet

March 19th, 2014 at 8:01 am » Comments Off

A screen shows a rolling feed of new generic top-Level domain names that have been applied for. U.S. officials announced plans to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet last week., a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the […]



How China’s official bankcard is used to smuggle money

March 15th, 2014 at 8:01 am » Comments Off

Chinese government-supported payment card network, China UnionPay. There are a growing numbers of people in China who are using the country’s state-backed bankcards to illegally smuggle billions of dollars abroad, according to a report by Reuters.    



UK government proposes regulations on making ‘three-parent embryos’

March 6th, 2014 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

Technique lets children avoid inheriting certain diseases – and give them genes from another woman besides mom. Last week, the U.K. government issued proposed regulations that would allow researchers to try a new and controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in patients. The technique could allow women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to have healthy, […]



U.S. Navy to add futuristic laser weapon to its arsenal this summer

February 24th, 2014 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

Laser Weapon System The U.S. Navy will turn fiction into reality when it deploys its first laser weapon aboard one of its ships this summer. The solid-state Laser Weapons System promises to be able to incinerate aerial drones and speedboats quickly and less expensive that today’s weapons, which typically relies on a finite supply of […]



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