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Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

HOUSTON—Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded …

Climate Change

Platonics Ark is “the first 3D printer made specifically for architects”

A technology company based in Finland has been working the past 2 years at perfecting a new 3D printer made especially for architects. Currently, the company is seeking crowdfunding from Indiegogo and has 24 days left to get the backing necessary to produce this printer. They call it the Platonics …

Being Wagner by Simon Callow review – what makes Wagner so controversial?

What was it like to be Wagner? Why has he always exerted such a strong pull? This is an astute book on a man without boundaries<p>This book grew out of the research Simon Callow did for a play, <i>Inside Wagner’s Head</i>, which he wrote for the composer’s bicentenary in 2012. What was it about this man, he …

20th Century

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.<p>Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted …

Cancer

Looking Ahead: 8 Architecture and Construction Industry Trends for the Next 30 Years

VIATechnik specializes in technology for the architecture, engineering and construction industries and works with clients in the realm of virtual reality, BIM services and artificial intelligence. Architizer is glad to present a selection of the firm’s blog posts on all things AEC. check out their …

Was physics really violated by EM drive in 'leaked' NASA paper?

Ever since NASA announced that they had created a prototype of the controversial Radio Frequency Resonant Cavity Thruster (aka. the EM Drive), any …

America's Dominance Is Over -- By 2030, We'll Have A Handful Of Global Powers

<b>By Robert Muggah</b><p>The world’s political landscape in 2030 will look considerably different to the present one. Nation states will remain the central players. There will be no single hegemonic force but instead a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan chief among them …

Political Science

Dump New Ottomans from NATO: Shoot Down of Russian Plane Shows Turkey to be Dangerous Ally

Turkey's rash decision to shoot down a Russian plane for violating its airspace hasn't triggered World War III. But Ankara demonstrated where it stands. With the Islamic State and against the West. The justification for Turkey's membership in NATO and America's defense guarantee for Ankara long ago …

Leaked Continuum Video Shows Microsoft Has Found Its Mojo Again

Something has happened at Redmond. Whatever it is, it’s been enough to stir a few echoes back here with someone who left Windows as a platform over a decade ago for OSX. Of course I could sit here and quote statistics all night long about Android vs. Windows vs. OSX (and iOS in its various forms) …

Windows 10

Athens Voice (official)

«Για να αποδοθεί συμβολικά το μερίδιο του αγώνα που αντιστοιχεί στην κοινωνία».

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

Cigars aren't the island nation's only export<p>For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now …

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

Wearable Artificial Kidney gets green light for US trials

The result of over a decade of development, the WAK was conceived by a team led by Victor Gura at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles and …

NSA, British spy agency have secret access to Deutsche Telekom

An NSA programme called "Treasure Map" gives the US agency and Britain's electronic eavesdropping GCHQ near real-time information about the operators' networks, right through to end users on computers, smartphones or tablets, Der Spiegel said in a report to appear in its Sunday edition.<p>It is the …

4 signs the stock market is overheating

The markets are in a state of ecstasy, but investors may be underestimating lurking danger.<p>CNNMoney took a look at a slew of recent data on stock valuations and corporate sentiment, and while the prospects for global economic growth remain robust, savvy investors need to stay vigilant.<p>Here are the …

U.S. regulator approves Afrezza inhalable insulin

After more than a decade of work and nearly $1 billion of his personal fortune, Los Angeles inventor Alfred Mann's quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin for people with<p>diabeteswon approval Friday from U.S. regulators.<p>His company,<p>MannKind Corp.of Valencia, got the OK on Friday from theFood …

For the best sound quality, does the format really matter?

The Audiophiliac ponders the ins and outs of high-resolution audio.<p>High-resolution audio is frequently touted as the best possible way to experience music. Maybe, but I also think that standard resolution CDs and 320 MP3s, ALAC, and FLAC files can sound good, really good. Before we dive into the …

Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry

Scores of companies play different roles in the system as intermediaries, most of them as merchant-facing vendors that provide the technology and services that help businesses accept credit cards. Recently, Silicon Valley has decided they also want to compete in this market, and introduced online, …

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

How To Solve A Rubik's Cube

<b>Step 1: White Cross</b> <br>You should be able to complete this step just by playing around with the cube. Make sure that the edges of the cross match the center squares on the adjacent sides.<p><b>Step 2: Finish First Layer</b><p><b>Step 3: Middle Layer</b> <br>You may need to move some middle layer edge pieces from the top …

Wireless Carriers Could Become A Major Force In Mobile Payments

But a recent report from BI Intelligence finds that carrier billing technology has made some giant leaps since the days when you sent a text message to buy a ringtone. Carrier billing now offers a smooth, low-friction way for consumers to pay for digital content like apps and tokens within …

11 Awesome Apps You Can't Get For Your iPhone Right Now

But there are quite a few awesome apps that Android owners can use that their iPhone-using friends can't.

Apps

BlackBerry's Next Move May Be A Phone That Keeps You Healthy

Prophecies abound of BlackBerry's demise, but the Canadian smartphone company is still making investments -- including collaborating with Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of health care IT company NantHealth and mobile innovator NantMobile, to create what Soon-Shiong calls a "novel" …

Why The Worst Is Still Ahead For Turkey's Bubble Economy

The explosive rise of Turkey’s economy in the past decade is one of the most fascinating growth stories of all time. Since 2002, Turkey’s economy nearly quadrupled in size on the back of an epic boom in consumption and construction that led to the building of countless malls, skyscrapers, and …

NCR updates its iPad cash register with loyalty features

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>NCR(s ncr) has beefed up with its virtual cash register Silver with new loyalty software, giving small businesses the ability …

Why Most Marketers Will Fail In The Era Of Big Data

Galileo once said that “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” Great marketers uncover those obvious, but unexpected truths to win consumers hearts and sell products.<p>Marketing is, after all, the art and science of discovering what people want and …

7 Ways To Totally Blow A Tech Company Turnaround

BlackBerry has been in the middle of a turnaround for the past two years and just ousted a bunch of executives earlier this week. They aren't the only ones that have failed to find ways to turn around a floundering tech giant.<p>Remember BlackBerry?<p>Beginning in January 2012 when CEO Thorsten Heins …

Apple Likes To Say Its Products Have The Best Displays; It Can Stop

While Apple likes to make a point that specs don’t make a product, it has been at the forefront of bringing better and better screens to customers in recent years, raising the bar for the entire industry in the process. The most important step came in 2010, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4 and …