Daniel Skoff

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Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

IBM uses big data to get smarter on energy

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Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

A burst of brain activity just after the heart stops may be the cause of so-called near-death experiences, scientists say.<p>The insight comes from research involving nine lab rats whose brains were analyzed as they were being euthanized. Researchers discovered what appears to be a momentary increase …

Meet Bondsy: The New Way To Barter And Declutter

<b>The Claim:</b> An iOS app that makes it fun and easy to buy, sell, and barter—especially for things that aren’t worth tossing on Craigslist or eBay.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> <br>Maybe I should blame Netflix-induced <i>Hoarders</i> binges, but I’ve been on a decluttering kick lately.<p>Of course, while combing my closets, I came …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search For Martian DNA

In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA's next Mars rover to probe the Red Planet's surface for genetic material by analyzing soil and ice samples with a DNA-sequencing …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

In the increasingly competitive world of venture capital, it pays to be helpful—literally. To get in on the best deals, VCs need to be seen as smart, insightful and supportive. And since VCs are all about scale, what better way to do that than a blog?<p>This is good news for entrepreneurs, because …

8 Ways Meditation Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

<i>Summary: Along with diet, relationships, and exercise, meditation will make your entrepreneurial journey more rewarding by helping you focus on what</i> …

Amazing Road Trips

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

Read more <i>→</i><p>Chase the blues away this Christmas<p><i>0</i><p>The different shades of blue are really fascinating, aren't they? Care to see some of them? Here they …

Cake

Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

National Parks

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