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Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy

Stack fallacy has caused many companies to attempt to capture new markets and fail spectacularly. When you see a database company thinking apps are easy, or a VM company thinking big data is easy  — they are suffering from stack fallacy.<p>Stack fallacy is the mistaken belief that it is trivial to …

Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will

Biologist Rupert Sheldrake, whom I interviewed in my last post, wasn't the only fascinating scientist I hung out with recently at Howthelightgetsin, …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

Earth receiving mysterious radio signals from outer space; alien life source a possibility, believe astronomers

Is it possible that Earth is receiving signals from outer space which could be that of some extra terrestrial life source? A new research paper has …

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. <br>By: Dave Stopera <br>Via: buzzfeed.com<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

NASA’s chief confirms it: Without Russia, space station lost

Image 1 of / 37<p>Caption<p>Close<p>NASA's Administrator Charles Bolden acknowledged Wednesday there is no back-up plan to fly the International Space Station …

Space Science

Vintage X-rays reveal the hidden effects of corsets

For centuries, boned bodices formed part of a lady's everyday wardrobe, but it wasn't until the invention and implementation of the metal eyelet -- the holes through which the laces were threaded -- in the 1820s and 30s that something called tight lacing came into effect.<p>This is pretty much exactly …

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Magic Leap is working on a tiny 3D technology that can shine images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.<p>Rachel Metz, who wrote about Magic Leap for MIT Technology Review, explained what the mystery company (a startup that raised $542 million from …

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Star Trek

10 Environmental Regulations the Republican Congress Wants to Kill

Committee rosters are set, oversight plans are signed, and witnesses are being called up to the Hill. For congressional Republicans, it’s …

Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time?

For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a …

Why Big Companies Struggle With Innovation

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i><p>As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies. These companies were …

The first metamaterial superconductor: One step closer to futuristic physics-defying contraptions

By on August 22, 2014 at 11:59 am<p>In the realms of electronics, magnetism, and quantum mechanics, superconductivity has an almost mythical status. …

What Is The Speed of Dark?

PJTV - Tyranny of Experts: Is Bill Gates Enabling World Poverty?

More stores affected by listeria fruit recall

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.<p>Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated …

Parents: Stop Taking Out Loans For Your Child's College Education

It’s almost time to write that first check for your child’s first year at college. Ouch. Looking at that first statement from your child’s university can be painful – even if they are attending a public college, you’re going to be paying several thousand dollars per year. It’s not cheap.<p>But, as a …

A Mike Rowe Facebook Commenter Learned an Important Lesson About Accusing the TV Star of Having ‘Embellished’ His Viral Lawyer Story

(Facebook)<p>Last week, Mike Rowe took to his Facebook page and penned a viral story about a disagreement he had with a lawyer while in line at a liquor story. Sunday, he decided to take on a detractor who accused him of having “embellished” the encounter. And in his typical straight-talk, sarcastic …

Financial Stress Just Hit A Record Low - Here's Why You Should Worry

As the stock market climbed to new highs this past week, U.S. financial stress hit a record low according to the St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index. The index is comprised of eighteen weekly data series such as interest rates, yield spreads, and sentiment indicators that act as barometers for …

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

Friedman & Sowell: Should Our School System Be Privatized?

Many Users Reporting Missing /Users Folder Following Upgrade to OS X 10.9.3 – Here’s The Fix

- May 16, 2014<p>After upgrading to OS X 10.9.3, some users, (this writer included), are reporting that their /Users folder is hidden. In other words, …

Watch Lockheed Martin's laser weapon take down boats from a mile away

It's good that Lockheed Martin's ADAM laser can shoot down drones and rockets, but there are threats much closer to Earth -- say, small boat crews bent on destroying large warships. Never fear, though, as we now know that ADAM can take care of those targets as well. Lockheed has successfully …

Tea Party Boos, Heckles Eric Cantor in His Home District — and That Wasn’t Even the Worst of It

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) received anything but a warm welcome from the Tea Party at the 7th Congressional District Convention held in Richmond Saturday.<p>According to multiple reports, the House majority leader was heckled and booed by conservative activists in his own district — and that wasn’t even …

NSA: Tech Companies Knew We Collected User Data

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and other tech giants knew of the existence of the Internet surveillance program PRISM, they just didn't know it was called …

Daylight Saving Time Extension Was Part Of Energy, Tax Package: Was It Worth It?

If it feels like Daylight Savings Time (DST) was creeping up on you again this year, you’re right. Daylight Saving Time has been making an appearance earlier in the year over the past decade – but it’s a trend that we’ve been seeing for the last fifty years.<p>Prior to 1966, laws setting dates for …

Milton Friedman - A Conversation On Safety Regulations

Is College for Everyone? An Introduction and Timeline of College in America | The Art of Manliness

“A college education unfits rather than fits men to affairs.” –Andrew Carnegie, 1901<p>Over one hundred years ago, one of the richest and most …

Open-Xchange wants to help service providers take on Dropbox and Skype

Open-Xchange makes a suite of web apps that ISPs, hosting firms and enterprises can rebrand and roll out as an alternative to the likes of Google(s …