Michael E Frey

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The Sanders-Clinton Spat Over Middle-Class Taxes Is About A Lot More Than Money

Just ask FDR.<p>One of the most substantive exchanges in the Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19 occurred when Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) challenged Hillary Clinton’s refusal to raise taxes on the middle class to fund paid family leave.<p>Sanders argued that a modest increase in payroll taxes …

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 YearsRed and white capsuleGetty Images/Image SourceDo you ever think that it's kinda crazy …

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Secretive upstart Faraday Future is poaching from Tesla to build its own electric car

A bunch of Valley veterans have taken on funding and set up shop in California to fight the legacy auto industry with an all-electric car. Sound familiar? This isn't Tesla, though: it's Faraday Future, which promises a "launch" in 2017. Beyond that, little is known about who or what Faraday is — as</i> …

Architects to hatch Ecocapsule as low-energy house

Where people call home depends on varied factors, from poverty level to personal philosophy to vanity to community pressure. Ecocapsule appears to be …

New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison recently proposed the “End Polluter Welfare Act” – a bill that seeks to …

Build a Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project for Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a …

An Easy and Simple Way to Create Educational Screencasts and Tutorials on Your Mac

February, 2015<br>There are several web tools that you can use to record your computer screen, this post features some of the best out there. However, if …

How to Engage Lost Students in the Classroom

Teachers are fairly used to the notion of lost students—those children who never really speak up or engage. While it might seem a bit overwhelming to …

Make Your Own Solar Power Generator

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using Photovoltaic’s (PV), or indirectly using Concentrated Solar Power …

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

MOOCs Aim To Strengthen Computer Science And Physics Teaching In Middle And High Schools

When massive open online courses (MOOCs) took off three years ago, many educators had high hopes that these courses could expand and diversify access to education. Early aspirations were soon replaced with criticism: studies showed that MOOCs weren’t reaching those who needed access the most. …

Teachers in diverse areas are learning how to promote programming

If you want a wider range of kids learning how to code, it's not enough to encourage the students; you have to train the teachers, too. Accordingly, Code.org is launching a training campaign to help teachers promote programming in 60 high-diversity public school districts. The goal is to expose …

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States.<p>There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. …

Purdue 3D printing innovation capable of making stronger, lighter metal parts

Nov.24, 2014<p>A startup based on a <b>Purdue University</b> innovation could produce stronger, lighter metal parts that work for the automotive and aerospace …

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

Hydrogen power is the future, says university researcher

CARS powered by hydrogen fuel cells will challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in Britain in the near future, according to a Loughborough …

Can a Battery Change the World? This One Might

Storage is the last big barrier preventing mass adoption of solar and wind energy. If Ambri is successful, though, it won't be a problem for long.<p>When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway …

The Time for Wind and Solar Energy Is Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report, which explores ways to cut carbon emissions, put the world on notice. Despite efforts in the United States, Europe and developing countries such as China to ramp up energy efficiency and renewable energy, global carbon emissions …

Renewable Energy

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets

Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up injuries, but current techniques tend to kill a lot of the cells used in the process. Thankfully, researchers at Oxford University spin-off OxSyBio have found a gentler way to build these materials. Their technique 3D prints water droplets …

How to live forever

If more and more people are living past 100, how much older can we survive to, in theory, asks Frank Swain. And what would it take to achieve this in practice?<p>On the Art of Prolonging Life was penned by a Dr Huseland (“one of the soundest minds in Germany”) in 1797, concluding eight years of study …

Smarten up your garden with these easy-to-install plant sensors

Now that spring is upon us and summer is on the horizon, it’s time to get back outside and whip your garden back into shape. It usually takes a fair …

First Successful Regeneration Of An Organ In A Mammal

A chemical trigger regrows the thymus of a living mouse<p>Oh, to be a mouse. You'd have been cured of every conceivable cancer and now, you'd have something of a fountain of youth, too, at least for your thymus. A team of researchers has gotten immune-system organs called thymuses in mice to grow, <i>The</i> …

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Make Your Own Computer For $99

The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer, make music, hack games, and start coding<p>For most of us, the inner-workings of a MacBook Air remain a pleasant, whirring mystery. That is until, something goes horribly south and we realize we need a Genius to fix …

Why I Learned to Code and How You Can in 3 Months

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In October, I challenged myself to learn a skill many people believe all founders should have: coding. It wasn't easy but worth it.<p>I slept an average of five hours a night, had enough energy drinks to last me a lifetime and never felt …

Computer Science

The Garbage Man

Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.<p>In December 2001, American environmental activist Jim Puckett traveled to the town of Guiyu in southeast China to look for old computers. He’d learned that electronic waste from the West was finding its way to Guiyu, and the …

This Is What the Utility Death Spiral Looks Like

The German mega-utility RWE provided another dismal reminder today of the painful transition European power companies are undergoing.<p>According to …

Fossil Fuels

NSA and GCHQ: the flawed psychology of government mass surveillance

Recent disclosures about the scope of government surveillance are staggering. We now know that the UK's Tempora program records huge volumes of private communications, including – as standard – our emails, social networking activity, internet histories, and telephone calls. Much of this data is …