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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.    



Denver crime rate falls over 10% after pot legalization despite dire predictions

June 10th, 2014 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

The most dramatic decrease was in the number of homicides. Overall crime rates in the city of Denver are down more than five months after legal marijuana sales began in Colorado, despite dire predictions by anti-marijuana activists. Rates of violent crime are down, as well as burglaries, leading to an overall decrease in crime of […]



Is the traditional university lecture dead?

September 30th, 2013 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

The aim of open online massive courses is to provide instruction similar to what students can get in a traditional college atmosphere, only more cheaply and conveniently. Why would you pay thousands of dollars to sit in a university lecture hall as a professor drones away in front of bored students when you could instead […]



Argentina teen ‘superhacker’ has been arrested for stealing $50,000 a month

September 17th, 2013 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

The teenager used malware to create a network of computers which diverted money illegally from accounts. Buenos Aires, Argentina police have taken a 19-year-old man into custody on charges of orchestrating a hacker ring that stole $50,000 a month. The teenager, who has been dubbed a “superhacker” by the press and faces up to 10 […]



When unemployment rises among men, domestic violence falls

August 8th, 2013 at 9:49 am » Comments Off

Gender-based jobless rates change household dynamics. The European Union’s unemployment rate fell in June for the first time in more than two years — that is, until you consider that 10.9 percent of the union’s workforce is still jobless, and that number for countries that use the euro is 12.1 percent.    



Startups usher in retail revolution by clearing out cash registers

March 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Business are replacing traditional cash registers with such products as Square’s Business in a Box. The cash register has reigned as an icon of American commerce ever since the Civil War era. It’s an American ritual to pay for your purchases at the cash register. But, the average point-of-sale (POS) system is expensive, inconvenient to […]



Kickstarter’s massive leap into forefront of indie innovation

March 21st, 2013 at 5:24 pm » Comments Off

Like YouTube, Facebook, or blogging platforms, it’s almost hard to believe there was an Internet without Kickstarter, which may be the greatest testament to its success. In 2009, the site generated about $23 million for its projects–an impressive figure by all accounts–but in 2012, Kickstarter pulled in roughly 10 times that, leapfrogging the grant budget […]



North Korea leader is no longer the ‘Sexiest Man Alive of 2012′

November 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

Kim Jung-un, ruler of North Korea On Wednesday, the People’s Daily online deleted a story and 55-photo slide show that named Kim Jong-un, the young, chubby ruler of North Korea, as the “Sexiest Man Alive of 2012.”  



Taliban public relations rep accidentally leaks email list

November 20th, 2012 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Taliban accidentally CC-d all email addresses on their mailing list to subscribers. This may be good to know if you’re a terrorist organization, BCC is your friend. A Taliban spokesperson’s misstep resulted in all addresses on the Afghanistani militant movement’s email list being disclosed to the public. ABC News’ Muhammad Lila reports that Qari Yousuf […]



IBM’s Amazing Nanotube Chip Breakthrough

October 29th, 2012 at 3:42 am » Comments Off

Extreme Closeup of a Graphene Nanotube Chip I.B.M. scientists are reporting progress in a chip making technology that is likely to ensure the shrinking of the size of the basic digital switch at the heart of modern microchips for more than another decade.



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