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These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they've spread to 12 countries around the world

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A startup called Zero Mass Water aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that harvests and …

Clean Energy

Here's What Bitcoin's Smartest Skeptics are Telling Investors

Bitcoin continues one of the most dramatic price runups of any asset in living memory, posting prices above $11,800 this morning after starting the …

Cryptocurrency is accomplishing PayPal’s original mission

In a 2014 editorial titled “Bitcoin is the New PayPal,” we made the case that PayPal’s history could provide insight on Bitcoin’s future. Specifically, we argued that, in the short term, the Bitcoin ecosystem would expect a bumpy ride from fraudsters, but with some precautions the various players …

Magnesium batteries could be safer and more efficient than lithium

It's still early days for the promise of safer, energy-dense solid-state rechargeable batteries. However, a team of scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research have just discovered a fast magnesium-ion solid-state conductor that will go a long way towards making non-flammable …

Clean Energy

Bitcoin's Biggest Competitor Isn't Ethereum -- It's This

Could this cryptocurrency one day dethrone the almighty bitcoin?<p><i>This article was updated on April 7, 2018, and originally published on Nov. 29, …

What goes up... Bitcoin loses steam and erases earlier gains after topping $11,000

What goes up, must come down.<p>And while bitcoin's been building up a heady streak, the cryptocurrency crashed back below $10,000 this evening, …

Bitcoin Mania Interrupted, for Now, After Outage Triggers Selloff

It takes a lot to startle fans of bitcoin, the digital gold of the moment. But Wednesday was, well, a lot -- a wild run of exuberant peaks and …

Cryptocurrency

Nasdaq joins the Wall Street gold rush to offer bitcoin futures

If you’re worried about the soaring price of bitcoin, the financial industry has a solution: Bitcoin derivatives.<p>The Nasdaq exchange will offer bitcoin futures in the first half of next year, the Wall Street Journal reported (paywall), while brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald plans to launch bitcoin …

Bitcoin reaches new record, sets sights on $10,000 milestone

Bitcoin surged to another record high Sunday, topping $9,000 for the first time.<p>The cryptocurrency notched its latest milestone Sunday morning, …

Cryptocurrency

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

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World<p>The United Nations Human Rights Committee has denied a request by Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva seeking emergency action against his …

Human Rights

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

LONDON — The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.<p>Research by energy tariff comparison service PowerCompare.co.uk shows that the amount of energy expended mining bitcoin globally has …

Gamma rays from lightning found to create antimatter in the air

Lightning is one of Earth's most energetic events, but there's much more to it than just a flashing fork and the rumble of thunder. Lightning strikes …

Neutrons

SNB's Jordan sees crypto currencies as more of investment than currency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan is cautious about crypto currencies, saying he sees products like Bitcoin as more of an investment than a currency at present.<p>"Central banks are working on this [the issue of crypto currencies] very intensively," he told an event in …

Elon Musk Just Met That 100-Day Deadline to Get Australia a Giant Tesla Battery

It was a $50-million wager.<p>Elon Musk will get paid for building the world's largest lithium ion battery in South Australia, with testing on the …

Tesla

The current state of Bitcoin and Ethereum

While Bitcoin currently bears more resemblance to digital gold than digital cash — with its congested pending transactions log rendering it practically useless as a currency since the cancelled fork two weeks ago — the Ethereum network is looking healthier than ever and in a good position to come …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Is An Exponentially Expanding Global Financial And Economic Black Hole

Imagine a homeowner who saved up diligently for the past decade, with doing some major home renovations in mind. With $50,000 sitting in the bank, he …

Cryptocurrency

Understanding Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold

There are officially three versions of Bitcoin, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Bitcoin Gold (BTG).<p>BTC is by far the King of Crypto, …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Just Plunged More Than $1,000 in 48 Hours

Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than 5 percent down on the day, having fallen by well over $1,000 since hitting an all-time high …

Bitcoin Could Reach $10,000 By Christmas

The Bitcoin bubble is turning into a mania that could help it reach $10,000 by Christmas, before heading for another major correction.<p>The people’s currency has passed several tests in recent weeks. One of them is the “technical test,” the crossing of price resistance marks like 5, 6 and 7,000 …

Cryptocurrency

Ancient Mineral Forged in Earth's Mantle Could Make Internet 1,000-Times Faster

A “miracle material” found deep within the Earth’s mantle could hold the key to ultra-high-speed communications and computing, researchers …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

The End Of Easy Money Could Crush Bitcoin Prices

With central banks tapering or ending their bond buying programs — and with some raising short-term interest rates — the era of easy money is over. Already, the 10yr US Treasury yields have edged closer to 2.50 percent, almost a point higher than a year earlier.<p>That’s bad news for investors chasing …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists Have Discovered a Material That Could Store Quantum Information

Wow.<p>In recent years, a great deal of progress has been made toward the first large-scale, universal quantum computer. However, there are still many …

Gogoro, The 'Tesla Of Scooters,' Raises $300 Million

Taiwan electric scooter maker Gogoro announced on Tuesday it has closed a Series C investment of $300 million.<p>Investors in the round include Singapore state-owned investment firm Temasek, Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, Japanese trading company Sumitomo Corporation and French utility …

Electric Vehicles

Atari boss confirms the company is working on a new console

At the start of June, Atari released a 21-second video that captured the imagination of gamers in a certain age bracket. The short clip, in which a …

Strange new ‘superfluid’ boggles the mind

Physicists have developed a fluid which has “negative mass” — meaning it accelerates toward you when it is pushed away.<p>Normally when a substance is …

Physics

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …