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How blockchain technology is taking gambling industry to next leval

September 19th, 2017 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Blockchain technology has been slowly creeping into our lives, and today its presence can be felt like never before, with Google search trends showing new records and the collective cryptocurrency market cap being at its highest.



Six banking giants just decided to partner to create a new crypto currency

September 19th, 2017 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Financial institutions have been taking a good hard look at blockchain, and now, six of the world’s biggest banks have decided the best way to take advantage of the decentralized, distributed digital ledger technology is by partnering on their own cryptocurrency.



Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes the blockchain-based platform has the potential to rival financial institutions like Visa in scale. Before it can, however, it needs to increase the speed with which it can process transactions.

September 19th, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes the blockchain-based platform has the potential to rival financial institutions like Visa in scale. Before it can, however, it needs to increase the speed with which it can process transactions.



Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail

September 18th, 2017 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

In its research into the best way to provide the internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images along with some help from Facebook’s image recognition neural network, the company can now locate every single man-made structure to […]



The Pirate Bay is secretly running a Bitcoin miner in the background, increasing your CPU usage

September 18th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

When it comes to the Pirate Bay, it’s usually movie studios, music producers and software creators that get annoyed with the site — you know, copyright and all that. But in an interesting twist it is now users who find themselves irked by — and disappointed in — the most famous torrent site in the […]



These “Digital plants” are the first blockchain-based artificial life form

September 17th, 2017 at 3:22 pm » Comments Off

Plantoids attract humans with their strange, beautiful designs, convince them to donate money in the form of Bitcoin, then “procreate” by commissioning artists to create a new iteration using those funds — and the whole process is automated.



Flying coach is so cramped it could be a death trap

September 17th, 2017 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

As airlines pack seats tighter than ever, the tests supposed to show that passengers can get out alive in a crash are woefully out of date. The FAA won’t make the results public, and a court warns there is “a plausible life-and-death safety concern.”



Portable diagnostic tool detects disease in 15 minutes

September 16th, 2017 at 8:36 pm » Comments Off

Biomedical engineers have created a portable diagnostic tool that detects disease markers as accurately as the current gold standard, while cutting the waiting time for results to 15 minutes.



These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

September 16th, 2017 at 6:48 pm » Comments Off

It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year.



Nasa plans to extract oxygen from Mars to make a new atmosphere

September 15th, 2017 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

If successful, experiment will mark a major step towards making Mars habitable for human colonies in the future.



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