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Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation's cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon Valley sophistication to this …

General Motors

Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sean Hannity is a welfare queen.<p>The controversial performance artist, host of the eponymous unreality TV show, has been revealed by The Guardian as a beneficiary of a federal mortgage guarantee program.<p>The Guardian found that Hannity owns millions of dollars of real estate through more than …

Donald Trump

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump’s Lifelong Addiction

It’s not alcohol, or even women. It’s his lawyers, and they’re now his biggest vulnerability.<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump has a thing about women. In addition to his three wives, there are scores, perhaps hundreds, possibly <i>thousands</i> of women he’s hit on, dated, married, …

Donald Trump

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Cambridge Analytica

Omar Allibhoy’s recipe for cauliflower with garlic, vinegar and capers

This cauliflower dish is one I often cook at home: it is simple, light, fresh and full of flavour – the Spanish version of a Chinese stir-fry. My cooking is inspired by growing up in Spain; I learned how to make this dish at my aunt’s house in Madrid. I’m looking at putting it on the spring menu in …

Spices

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS | Ars Technica

Using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1, other DNS services still require some command-line know-how.<p>The death of network neutrality and the loosening of …

Information Security

Glass lodge on Icelandic fjord offers stunning views of the Northern Lights

The Panorama Glass Lodge is a standalone cabin on the water's edge around 30 minutes' drive away from Reykjavík. Because of the snowfall, you'll …

European Travel

In the farms of the future, tractors will no longer require human drivers

California-based startup Bear Flag Robotics is developing an automation kit that turns regular tractors into driverless vehicles.

Farming

This Glass Could Turn Our Homes, Cars, And Screens Into Power Plants

Scientists have turned transparent glass into a temperature-activated material that can block sunlight and generate electricity.<p>You’ve probably seen conductive windows that can shade you from sunlight at the click of a button. Now, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are …

Clean Energy

Automated front-end development using deep learning

Creating intuitive and engaging experiences for users is a critical goal for companies of <i>all</i> sizes, and it’s a process driven by quick cycles of …

Machine Learning

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault. The attack was not designed to simply destroy data or shut down the plant, investigators believe. It was meant to sabotage the firm’s operations and trigger an explosion.<p>The attack was a dangerous …

Cybersecurity

Microplastic Contamination Is Found in Most Bottled Water, a New Study Says

Drinking from a plastic water bottle likely means ingesting microplastic particles, a new study claims, prompting fresh concerns — and calls for …

Pollution

The Transformer of Autonomous Farmbots Can Do 100 Jobs on Its Own

The first fully autonomous ground vehicles hitting the market aren’t cars or delivery trucks—they’re ­robo­-farmhands. The Dot Power Platform is a …

20,000 Scientists Have Now Signed 'Warning to Humanity'

A chilling research paper warning about the fate of humanity has received 4,500 additional signatures and endorsements from scientists since it was …

Climate Change

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Intel Optane 800P SSD Now Available For Consumers From $129

After making their Intel Optane 800P SSD storage available to enterprise users, Intel has this week announced that the new Intel Optane 800P solid …

Start-up devours pollution with new plastic recycling method

<b>(CNN) —</b> Our appetite for plastic continues unabated. But rather than make more, what if we could make do with what we have?<p>Recycling plastic has been a stop-start endeavor, plagued by limitations caused by the large variety of plastics we churn out, waste contamination, and the energy-intensive …

Pollution

Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country

Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even own a laptop or smartphone. He typically dictates the tweets on his campaign’s official Twitter account; occasionally he’ll type them out …

Middle-class

New drug 'could save the hearing of millions'

The researchers behind a new study published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Medicine</i> note that inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclin-dependent kinase 2 …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Amazing new biodegradable insulation only burns after one-hour of fire exposure

100 percent natural insulation from Chilean company Rootman is also resistant to flames, according to ArchDaily. Rootman’s product, Thermoroot, …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Ultra-sleek Mini Walk smart treadmill tucks away where others can't

The typical treadmill tends to be a heavy combination of a chunky running base topped with an armrest frame and large digital display. Even folding …

Treadmills

Get Ready — Quantum Computing Is Finally Here

The hype that has been building around quantum computing, a potentially revolutionary technology that has been a dream of physicists and computer …

Quantum Computing