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IBM helps you donate computer power to fight Ebola

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal …

Vertical Farms Will Be Big, But For Whom?

Indoor farming might help feed millions, or at least make millions.<p>In a windowless warehouse just outside of Chicago, where today’s forecast is for below-freezing temperatures, Green Sense Farms grows leafy greens and herbs all year around. They sell their bounty–protected from insects, disease and …

10 Best Free Books To Learn C++ Programming Language

Share Email Comments<p>C++ is the most popular and widely used dynamic computer programming language. It has been in use on several operating system …

Aquaponic urban farm puts seniors to work

Many of the urban farm concepts featured in Gizmag are large outlandish blue-sky ideas. Some, however, are more realistically employable, like the …

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced more than $5 million in grants for 82 projects spanning 42 states and …

Google’s Intelligence Designer - MIT Technology Review

Demis Hassabis started playing chess at age four and soon blossomed into a child prodigy. At age eight, success on the chessboard led him to ponder …

Take it from a software engineer: learning code can be a nightmare

I was just a guy in a suit in an office with a vague startup idea. Then I decided to learn to code.<p>I overheard some guy at a happy hour bragging about how easily he was able to automate his office workflows by using a language called Ruby. I thought, “huh, Ruby.” I went home, googled it, and within …

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Alternative News and Documentaries and the new world order

22-year-old Bailey Davis fired the NFL team at the New Orleans Saints cheerleaders, breaking the team’s rules. <b>2018 Calendar With Holidays</b> One fate …

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way.<p>Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most …

Mexico Is Squandering Its Youth

The Mexican government estimates that about 32 percent of the Mexican population today is between the ages of 12 and 29 years.<p>During this demographic bonus, a disproportionate percentage of the population enters the workforce - compared to those who are retired or nearing retirement - and drives …

What I'd Do Differently If I Was Learning To Code Today

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I’ve been learning to build iOS apps in Objective-C for the past few months and I’m finally starting to really get my head around it. It’s been a lot harder and taken a lot longer than I expected.<p>I often get stuck, get frustrated, and spend many more …

Jolla’s ‘Open Source’ iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days’ Crowdfunding

Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS*, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours. It has since pushed past the $1 million mark, with around $1.18M now pledged from more than 7,370 …

Rooftop Green Sky Growers Produce Thousands of Pounds of Fish and Veg in Florida

Even though Florida is hot, muggy and beset with pests, Green Sky Growers' rooftop farm produces thousands of pounds of fish and vegetables each year …

So you want to learn how to code? Here's how to get started

Image: MIT<p>Image: MIT<p>IT’S NEVER BEEN easier to learn how to code.<p>Even if you have no ambition to become a coder or developer, there are benefits to …

Wanna Learn to Code? Pick One of These Coding Academies

Because the Canadian coding school or “bootcamp” sector is still in its infancy, it’s tough to decipher which programs will ultimately lead to the …

Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics With an Arduino

DIY Arduino CNC Drawing Machine<p>Social Stats Tracker Display With ESP8266<p>Arduino Class<p>I think this will be my first full instructable project. Great …

China’s Richest Man, Jack Ma: I’m Not Happy Being So Rich

Jack Ma became China's richest man after Alibaba IPO'd in September, and he told CNBC that he thought the responsibility and celebrity that came with it was a "great pain" and that he was not happy.<p>The pressure gets to him, especially as people put high expectations on Alibaba's stock price.<p>"IPO is …

How to Develop Applications for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is exploding, and it's not hard to explain why it's happening now. The sensors, networking chips and other technology required …

Digging for victory in Dagenham

A derelict farm in east London is leading the way in organic local food<p>Before I visit, I have the impression that Dagenham’s glories are of another time: the once-largest car manufacturing plant in Europe is long closed; Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s Dagenham-based creations Pete and Dud are no …

5 disturbing facts that show the system is rigged against America’s middle class

The 1 percent is rapidly vacuuming up the country’s wealth, and things have only gotten worse since the recession<p>A recent posting detailed how upper middle class Americans are rapidly losing ground to the one-percenters who <b>averaged $5 million</b> in wealth gains over just <i>three years</i>. It also noted that …

Grow Your Own: How To Make a Hydroponic Grow System from IKEA Parts

I spent the holidays back home in Denver — where the local news is a steady stream of both-sided stories about (what was then) the impending …

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Space-Age Gardening: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and Aeroponics

As we mulch the cutting edge of DIY, what’s the latest in gardening technology? From growing fish to using air instead of soil, here’s a quick guide to three forms of farming science ripe for maker revolution.<p><b>Aquaponics: Leaves + Fish</b><p>Aquaponics grows both fish and plants, utilizing the waste from …

Aquaponics and Hydroponics GL Aquaponic Interlocking Raft System (GLAIRS)

Introduction: Aquaponics and Hydroponics GL Aquaponic Interlocking Raft System (GLAIRS)<p>I have long been facinated by growing plants on water where …

Vertical Hydroponic Farm

Introduction: Vertical Hydroponic Farm<p>We call our project <b>RUFS</b>, for <b>R</b>obotic <b>U</b>rban <b>F</b>arm <b>S</b>ystem<p>A vertical hydroponic garden<p>Allowing for high density yields …

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Solar brick road: This bike path will power three homes, cost $3.7 million

The Dutch are known for a lot of things, breaking with tradition is certainly one of them. The Netherlands recently announced that it’s readying a …

Massive Dumping of Fracking Wastewater into Aquifers Shows Big Oil’s Power in California

<i>By Dan Bacher</i><p>As the oil industry spent record amounts on lobbying in Sacramento and made record profits, documents obtained by the Center for …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

Winter Road Salt – the Next Acid Rain? – May Threaten Adirondack “Queen of American Lakes”

Changing Planet<p>Is road salt the next acid rain? Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains may hold the answer. (Image courtesy Lake George Association)<p><b>Tendrils of fog curl above the waters of the Queen of American Lakes, as Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains is known. Biting winds</b> …