Monthly Archives: January 2014

Free Markets Reduce CO2 Emissions

Regardless of the extent of human caused global climate change, this is good news.  Carbon monoxide is used as a feedstock for many chemical processes, and this makes production of it easier, and uses carbon dioxide as a starter. Win, … Continue reading

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Stem Cells from Blood Cells

This seems like a game changer of major proportions. Let’s hope it works for people.

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Didn’t see this one coming

Lenovo bought the Motorola handset business from Google. Google retained the patents, which suggests that’s what Google wanted from Motorola all along. 

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How to Give Back

Sarah Hoyt has some suggestions on how we should (and shouldn’t) give back to society.

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Three decades of a “dying” brand

The Mac turned 30 today. TUAW here gives us seven things us Mac owners don’t have to do to celebrate.

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Congratulations Opportunity

On 10 years on the Martian surface. via Spaceports.

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U.S. Not so business friendly

Want to know where the best place to start a business? Try New Zealand. Then Canada. Eventually you get down to Rwanda, Azerbaijan (9 and 10). Belarus (15) and finally the United States at number 20. No wonder our economy … Continue reading

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“Modern Education”

Sarah Hoyt has a good piece on education and the modern American school system. Not to mention how it’s broke, and comparison to what she experienced in Portugal.

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DreamChaser First Orbital Flight Scheduled

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser orbital vehicle is scheduled for it’s first orbital flight November 1, 2016. via Space.com and Alan Boyle.   Update: Also Space News and Spaceports.

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What happens when you try to protect yourself

The citizens of the Western State of Michoacan, Mexico are taking up arms to defend themselves from the Drug Cartels, and the Federal troops are moving in against them. This is what happens when you move to defend yourself all too … Continue reading

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