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Data startup Geostellar launches super simple way to see solar panel options for your roof

The ultimate home solar deals site just launched. Three and a half year old data startup Geostellar has finally launched a free website, and a mobile …

THE SNOWDEN SAGA: Here's Everything We Know About The NSA's Nightmare Leak

It will take years to determine the true scope of the leak of the century, when former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took up to 200,000 documents and fled to Hong Kong.<p>Since June 6, there has been a flood of news about NSA spying methods and targets, and more revelations may be …

Larry Summers Gave An Amazing Speech On The Biggest Economic Problem Of Our Time

The speech is being widely praised (by Krugman and others) for being a brilliant and thorough elucidation of an issue that's underdiscussed.<p>Over the past 50 years, the Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates during recessions to spur economic growth, but a new problem has arisen …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be destroyed before the world's security services read them.<p>And so along comes a company called PowerInbox to assist us on our …

GoldieBlox, World's Coolest Toys For Girls, Could Win A Super Bowl TV Spot

Engineer and founder of GoldieBlox construction toys, Debra Sterling, is breaking down gender barriers one block at a time.<p>First, she created GoldieBlox. Then, she raised over a quarter of a million dollars to launch the product via Kickstarter and made a kickass video to accompany a campaign that …

Pinterest's APIs let developers embed pins directly on their websites (updated)

A lot of people use Pinterest to keep track of stuff they'd like to buy, places they want to go and food they want to eat, but there's always been separation between Pinterest and the actual sources of those desires -- you only had the option to click a Pinterest button on a site to pin the content …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Rebecca Drolen: Hair Pieces

<i>This week we are sharing work submitted to Lenscratch…</i><p>Detangler<p>Humorous with the approach to her subject matter, thought provoking and beautiful, …

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View

For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. I’ve been through it all, from squinting at …

Nissan's new Google Glass rival

One eye vs two - who wins?<p>Nissan is stepping into the high-tech eyewear ring with hopes of competing with Google Glass. The automaker is bringing a device called "3E" to the Tokyo Auto Show, which appears to be a web-enabled, personal heads-up display. The most obvious difference is that Nissan's …

Step Inside An American Psychiatric Unit For The Mentally Ill

The confronting work of photographer Jenn Ackerman shines a light on the conditions and realities for some of societies most marginalised and …

The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

Education is necessary if democracy is to flourish. What good is the free flow of information if people can't make sense of it? How can you vote your own interests if you don't understand the consequences of policy choices? How can you know what's best for you or your community?<p>A recent study by …

New images prove the dendrites in your brain are as powerful as 'mini-computers' | DW | 29.10.2013

The new recordings, taken from the brains of mice, may mean that dendrites are far more complex and vital for processing incoming signals than …