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Should coding schools have free enrollment under Obama’s new free community college initiative?

January 15th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

If the fundamental premise of President Obama’s new initiative to make community college free is to open up career and life opportunities for the nation’s young — especially those from underprivileged backgrounds — then the federal government should also be thinking of ways to cover the tuition costs of individuals attending coding boot camps. Instead […]

NASA wants to Send Astronauts to Mars by 2030

January 5th, 2015 at 2:27 pm » Comments Off

Now for something completely out of this world. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially announced, this week, it plans to send humans to the red planet – in a future manned mission that will see humans first attempt to land on the surface of an asteroid, and if successful, the later goal […]

Germany generates 74% of power needs from renewable energy

May 16th, 2014 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

An offshore wind turbine near Rostock. Germany. Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continues, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday last Sunday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, […]

Taobao breaks mobile shopping record in less than an hour with over $100 million in sales

November 13th, 2013 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

China’s leading e-commerce marketplace. Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace, racked up RMB 1 billion ($164 million) in mobile purchases from over 14 million user accounts one hour into China’s annual Single’s Day shopping blitz,    

Kickstarter hits new crowdfunding milestones

October 25th, 2013 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Kickstarter is the most popular crowdfunding platform and they just broke two industry records.  According to the company’s stats page, more than five million backers have successfully funded over 50,000 creative projects on Kickstarter, cementing Kickstarter as the world’s leading crowdfunding platform.    

Researchers create world’s fastest wireless network that hits 100 gigabits per second

October 17th, 2013 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Fraunhofer’s Millilink chip, with III-V transistors capable of switching at 300GHz. Researchers in Germany have combined photonics and electronics to create a world-record-breaking wireless network that can send and receive data at a heady 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). This beats the same team’s previous world record of 40Gbps. At 100Gbps, or a transfer rate […]

Record-breaking 12 million millionaires around the world

July 12th, 2013 at 8:50 am » Comments Off

The mega rich are getting richer. Last year, there were a record-breaking 12 million people around the world who were millionaires, with the US experiencing the biggest jump in super-rich residents.    

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.

‘Cheetah’ robot sets new speed record

March 6th, 2012 at 11:54 am » Comments (0)

Cheetah, a four-legged robot, lived up to its name on Monday, setting a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 18 mph on a treadmill at a laboratory in Massachusetts, its developer said.

World’s smallest 3D map of the world

January 19th, 2012 at 12:08 pm » Comments (0)

The world’s smallest map is composed of 500,000 pixels, each measuring 20 nm2 and was created in only 2.23 minutes. Zurich scientists have created the world’s smallest 3D map – of the world.  IBM’s perfectly formed ‘nano-world’, has now been accepted by the Guinness World Record organization.  (Pics)