Eric Weiss

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The Economist Who Predicted Trump and Brexit Explains How Baby Boomers Ruined Everything

A conversation with Mark Blyth, a professor at Brown University.<p>In his half-year as president, Donald Trump has thankfully, at the bare minimum, not had a chance to follow through on one of his most nitwitted promises: treating the full faith and credit of U.S. Treasury debt like his corporate …

Income Inequality

Welcome to a world without work

Automation and globalisation are combining to generate a world with a surfeit of labour and too little work<p>A new age is dawning. Whether it is a wonderful one or a terrible one remains to be seen. Look around and the signs of dizzying technological progress are difficult to miss. Driverless cars …

Conservative Party

Elon Musk sees a future where everyone can own a Tesla

A quote attributed to writer William Gibson posits that "the future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed."<p>Well, Tesla co-founder …

Correction: Educating Veterans-Texas story

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story March 22 about Texas' funding of a veterans education program, The Associated Press misidentified Rufus Coburn's role …

Veterans

Libelium Launches Hydroponics and Aquaponics Sensor Platforms for Makers

<b>October 14th, 2014</b> - Libelium<p><i>Open Aquarium and Open Garden IoT solutions use Arduino and Open Source APIs</i><p><b>SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and ZARAGOZA, …

Aquaponics

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile development …

Nuclear fusion: The ‘most complex machine ever built’

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the quest for nuclear fusion, the invasion of the taxi snatchers and new uses for Bitcoin.<p>Cognitive science explained<br>Jason Shepherd | The Conversation | 27 February 2014<br>Brisk tour of current research. There may be effective treatments for …

Learning

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Cota By Ossia Aims To Drive A Wireless Power Revolution And Change How We Think About Charging

Wireless power. It’s less sci-fi sounding than it once was, thanks to induction charging like that based on the Qi standard, but that’s still a tech that essentially requires contact, if not incredibly close proximity. Magnetic resonance is another means to achieve wireless power, and perfect for …

Why Bluetooth use is on the rise

From Star Trek-like medical devices to crop monitors, the cheap, wireless signal is quietly playing an ever more central role in our lives.<p>Bluetooth has been with us for around 15 years. Named after Denmark’s King Harald "Bluetooth" Blatand, who reigned in the 10th Century AD, it is a technology …

Computer Science

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

Immunotherapy

Reach inside your computer

See-through screens that allow us to reach in, touch and interact with objects? Jinha Lee believes his 3D devices will break down boundaries and make our digital experiences feel more real.<p>For decades, computer designers have been trying to break down the barriers between people and the computer …

InterAct

31 Charts That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Lately, it feels like the news has been dominated by tragedies: natural disasters, evil people, and sometimes just carelessness.<p>But it would be a mistake to become cynical.<p>We've put together 31 charts that we think will help restore your faith in humanity.<p><b><br>BONUS: It takes less and less time to buy</b> …

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear

The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washington’s agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university. The connected mix of art-deco, modern, and post-modern buildings that collectively house the College of Engineering and Architecture hide a strange and incredible …

Google said to deploy Wi-Fi blimps in Africa and Asia

The Web giant is reportedly creating airborne wireless networks to bring Internet access to some of the world's hard-to-reach regions.<p>How can the Internet be brought to areas that have no infrastructure for high-speed wireless? Beam the Wi-Fi networks down from flying objects, of course.<p>Google is …

Telecoms

Uncovering The Private Life Of A President In “Hyde Park On Hudson”

Director Roger Michell tackles FDR’s secret romance (and a public visit from royalty) in the Bill Murray-starring feature.<p>Most people who saw <i>The King’s Speech</i> back in 2010 were charmed by the story, the unlikely collision of characters, and the way Colin Firth’s King George VI was humanized through …

Hudson Valley

The 10 Coolest Original Digital Comics of 2012

2012 was the year digital-direct comics went mainstream. Entirely bypassing the tried-and-true supply chain of print distribution, brick-and-mortar retailers and the collectors market, these stand-alone tablet apps, self-published originals, studio efforts, and digital exclusives sold through …

Digital Comics