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China launches 8,000 water clean-up projects worth $100 billion in first half of 2017

October 30th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan ($100 billion), the environment ministry said on Thursday.



A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — and residents will get $6,000 a year

October 20th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs is leading the charge on a basic income experiment in his recovering town.



Dubai will issue first ever cryptocurrency

October 2nd, 2017 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

The local government in Dubai has officially launched its own cryptocurrency called emCash, according to announcements by local news media outlets. The cryptocurrency would be used for payment of governmental and nongovernmental services.



Saudi women celebrate news they will finally be allowed to drive

September 28th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (CNN)Women in Saudi Arabia have been celebrating the news that they will finally be able to drive, a landmark step that brings the conservative kingdom in line with the rest of the world and will allow many more women to work.



This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

September 25th, 2017 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“.



Electromagnetic pulse threat from North Korea

September 20th, 2017 at 9:21 am » Comments Off

While the world has been fixated on North Korea’s growing nuclear missile arsenal, the rogue state’s threats against the West now include a weapon that can take down a country’s electricity grid.



Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

September 15th, 2017 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government’s growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland.



SEC concludes that “initial coin offerings” may be securities

August 3rd, 2017 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

After an investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded that organizations offering or selling digital assets using blockchains or distributed ledgers may be subject to securities laws, depending on the circumstances. This includes “initial coin offerings” (ICOs), a recently popularized crowdfunding method by which an organization issues virtual currencies or tokens.



US facing imminent OB-GYN shortage

July 31st, 2017 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

Women and women’s health advocates breathed a sigh of relief this week as the Better Health Reconciliation Act died a quiet death in the Senate.



What if the internet stopped working for a day?

March 7th, 2017 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. Before 2008, he would sometimes challenge his students to stay off the internet for 48 hours and then discuss how it affected them. But when Hancock returned to work in 2009, after a year-long sabbatical, […]



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