Technology and Money

Meet Patrick Byrne: Bitcoin Messiah, CEO of Overstock, Scourge of Wall Street
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Patrick Byrne says the zombie apocalypse is coming, and there’s one thing that can save us: bitcoin.     

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The Strange, Deadly Effects Mars Would Have on Your Body
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The ability of the human body to adapt to the extremes of terrestrial environments was largely irrelevant for Earth orbit and the Moon. Mars, however, presents a challenge of a different scale and character. Life on Earth has evolved over …     

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High-Tech Grills, Thermostats, Cooktops Can Save You Money …
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Energy costs can put a dent in anybody's wallet, but employing the right technology products can reduce those expenses. Here are a few suggestions.

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Money makes people right-wing and inegalitarian – Phys.org
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Their study, published as a new University of Warwick working paper under the title "Does Money Make People Right-Wing and Inegalitarian: A Longitudinal Study of Lottery Wins", shows that the larger the win, the more people tilt to the right. The study ….. (Phys.org) —A small team of mathematicians, led by Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson of the […]

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Rise of the (tiny) machines: US boffins make nanomotor breakthrough
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Researchers use ultrasonic warbles to make gold motors dance US researchers have controlled nanomotors embedded within cells, a breakthrough that gives scientists a new tool for probing the inner structure of cells, and opens up a new front in research for futuristic cancer treatments.…

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<i>El Reg</i> talks beer and binaries with a boffin named Boffin
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Astronomer Henri Boffin: Marriage guidance counsellor to the stars Interview  We at El Reg like a good boffin, so we’re delighted to bring fellow boffophiles a quick interview with Henri Boffin, who’s staff astronomer at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) facility in Paranal, Chile.…

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Boffins hose down fiery Li-ion batteries with industrial lubricant
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Non-flammable electrolyte found hiding in plain sight As Boeing and Tesla both know, if you mistreat a lithium-ion battery, it can start a fire – which puts a premium on the search for non-flammable components. Now, US researchers say they’ve found a candidate electrolyte in an unexpected place.…

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with ‘FreeView Connect’
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Just what we need: another TV platform The BBC and ITV look set to cut YouView adrift, backing a new TV distribution platform they’ve developed called FreeView Connect. This has long been rumoured in the UK industry, and now Digital UK – which is backed by the two channels together with Channel 4 and Arqiva […]

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Ending the profit fail: Imation FINALLY posts a positive quarter
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Firm creeps back into the black after nearly four years Scalable storage outfit Imation has finally announced a profitable quarter after 15 loss-making quarter in a row. It’s stemming the bleeding at last as its optical and tape media revenues spiral downwards. The newer businesses are beginning to grow fast enough to offset that.…

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