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Bitcoin mining the hard way: the algorithms, protocols, and bytes

This article explains Bitcoin mining in details, right down to the hex data and network traffic. If you've ever wondered what really happens in …

Is Industrial Hemp the Ultimate Energy Crop?

Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting …

Hemp

The ‘first’ giant panda and how it ended up in Paris

Name: Père David’s panda<br>Species: <i>Ailuropoda melanoleuca</i><br>Dates: 186?–1869<br>Claim to fame: Syntpe<br>Go visit: Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris<p>Pandas are such a common sight in today’s busy world (cute pandas, sneezing pandas, Kung Fu pandas, humans dressed as pandas) that it’s hard to imagine a …

Nintendo ordered to give up almost 2 percent of 3DS sale money in patent suit damages

Nintendo will pay an ongoing royalty of 1.82 percent on the wholesale price of every 3DS after losing a patent infringement suit in March of last year. In mid-December, New York district judge Jed Rakoff officially set the amount the company must send to Tomita Technologies, which was found to have …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …