Luke Connell

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Ethereum Will Be the Backbone of the New Internet

Loom Network is building our Layer 2 on top of Ethereum, instead of other blockchain platforms — and here’s why.<p>Each month, another company publishes …

Blockchain

In solitude what happiness?

Loneliness is silent, invisible and as deadly as a smoking habit. Maggie Fergusson seeks out those beside themselves at being by themselves<p>Nothing …

Loneliness

ECB President Draghi: Cryptocurrency Impact Still 'Limited'

The head of Europe's central bank thinks cryptocurrencies are too low-impact to regulate.<p>Speaking to the European Parliament on Monday, Mario Draghi …

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

Cancer

How Getting Your Heart Broken Hurts Your Physical Heart

A growing body of research is showing that the death or loss of a person close to you can not only feel like heartbreak—it can actually cause …

Coaxing A Brand New Bond Out Of Biology

It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is the year that an enzyme first bonded an atom of silicon—one of the most abundant elements on Earth–to an atom of carbon—the element fundamental to life as we know it.<p>Almost every biological molecule we know of—proteins, sugars, DNA, you name it—is based on a string …

Star Trek

The "social justice issue of our time": The challenge of non-communicable diseases

Over the last 25 years, thanks partly to a coordinated global effort to fight infectious diseases, including malaria, tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS, …

Public Health

Nearly 15% of Earth's Land Is Now Protected — but That's Not Enough

Nearly 15% of land on earth is now protected, though some key areas needed to preserve biodiversity have been left out, according to a new …

Making Blockchain Waves With National Currencies Mobilizing Centralized Order Matching

Die-hard fans claim bitcoin is a panacea for the world’s financial ills and will be adopted for everything from bank clearing to stock exchanges. But this future-gazing misses where the use cases are right now – and therefore where the easy wins are for broader blockchain tech.<p>Ask around the …

The Next Generation of Open Source Blockchains

Never before has any open source project generated as much attention on the international stage as Bitcoin.But Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency platform …

Who is the new Duke of Westminster? Hugh Grosvenor becomes Britain's most eligible bachelor

It is not something he would have at all wished for himself, but at the age of 25 Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor has been left contemplating the fact that overnight he has become Britain’s most eligible bachelor.<p>Following the sudden death of the Duke of Westminster at the age of 64 on Tuesday, the …

Newcastle University

Gaming and Public Policy: Q&A with David Shlapak

David Shlapak discusses how using games in research can help improve decisionmaking across a wide range of areas, including national security, health …

Snapshot from the #Terror gone viral report by the House Homeland Security Co...

Snapshot from the #Terror gone viral report by the House Homeland Security Committeeof the United States of America. …

Could Norwegian Engineers Really Build A Floating Tunnel In A Fjord?

For those of us who live in busy, built-up cities, travelling through tunnels is an everyday occurrence. But engineers in Norway want to build a world-first in one of their fjords – an underwater, tube-shaped tunnel that floats. This is being proposed as part of a huge infrastructure project in …

Engineering

5 Blockchain Applications That Will Transform Society: What is The Future of Blockchain?

You probably have heard of bitcoin and cryptocurrency by now. And as of late the term “Blockchain” has made massive splashes in the tech …

Why China Is Handing Soldiers Big Payouts to Retire Quietly

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying soldiers to leave the world’s largest army, and to do so quietly.<p>Military personnel have been getting generous …

Storj and Counterparty Create Lightning Based Payments Technology

Storj, the blockchain based decentralized cloud storage services provider has joined forces with Counterparty, a Bitcoin blockchain based smart …

EY - Blockchain reaction: Tech plans for critical mass

Blockchain technology has the potential to streamline and accelerate business processes, increase cybersecurity and reduce or eliminate the roles of …

Chain's Adam Ludwin On Who Is Best Poised To Benefit From Blockchain Technology

From the beginning, one of the defining characteristics of Bitcoin has been its decentralized nature.<p>But over the last year or so, as banks and other financial institutions have begun to try to capitalize on the efficiency, reduced costs and security that Bitcoin’s blockchain technology offers, …

Coinbase Expands Bitcoin Buying Service to Australia

Digital currency exchange provider Coinbase has expanded to Australia, bringing the total number of countries its supports worldwide to 33.<p>Announced …

Bitcoin's Killer Legal Win No One Noticed

Bitcoin caught a very big break in legal land, and no one even noticed.<p>While an admittedly small percentage of the Bitcoin world was busy ganging up on me for saying <i>sensible</i>, yet <i>unorthodox</i> things in my coverage... like the fact that most Bitcoiners expected the price to be much higher post-2016 …

Ethereum And The 'Old Catholics'

In 1870, the Roman Catholic Church experienced a schism. It was not the first schism in the worldwide Christian church: a previous split had separated the Roman and Orthodox churches in 1054 (the “Great Schism”), and the Protestant churches had gradually peeled away from the Roman Catholic church …

Onward from the Hard Fork

The foundation has committed to support the community consensus on the admittedly difficult hard fork decision. Seeing the results of various …

Can Gold And Bitcoin Protect From Coming Economic Malaise?

We're well into 2016 - the year the more dire YouTube videos five and six years ago from alternative media personalities said would be catastrophic. Some of these people were peddling gold coins or water purifiers, but aside from that possible misalignment of objectivity, they turned out to be more …

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

This desk-sized turbine could power 10,000 homes

Engineers from GE Global Research unveiled a turbine that could provide power for 10,000 homes. But what’s truly remarkable about this turbine is its …

How will blockchain technology transform financial services?

<i>This article first appeared on The Financial Times.</i><p>Related Posts:<p>UK group claims blockchain breakthrough<p>European court ruling bolsters bitcoin<p>Have we …

In Ethereum We Trust

If charts could speak… what might THIS one say?<p>I was given a lot of grief when I told my audience Ethereum was compelling at 79 cents, late last year.<p>…

How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Going To Change The Lives Of The Bottom Billion

The blockchain is coming—and it’s going to create huge benefits for the world’s poorest people, from financial access to property rights to controlling their identities.<p>Perhaps it’s hard to imagine bitcoin making the world a better place. For the general public, the cryptocurrency is mostly …

Blockchain

HIV Genes Successfully Edited Out of Immune Cells

Researchers from Temple University have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to clear out the entire HIV-1 genome from a patient’s infected immune …

Genetics