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At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the course of testifying before members of the New York State Department of Financial Services on Wednesday, two government prosecutors as much as admitted that Bitcoin represents a technological breakthrough and perhaps is, as many …

Persistent hunting can help win the war on lionfish

“And we don’t have to catch every lionfish to do it.” – Stephanie Green, Oregon State University.<p>Beautiful, exotic lionfish – with no natural …

Farm bill could come to vote this week in House

Capitol Hill negotiators were working Sunday on a plan to complete the contentious farm bill in the House, with a final chamber vote as early as Wednesday, Fox News has learned.<p>Renewing the five-year, roughly $500 billion measure has stalled in Congress largely over the House and Senate disagreeing …

Japan Wants To Ring The Moon With Solar Panels To Power The Earth

After the Fukushima boondoggle back in 2011, Japan has wholeheartedly embraced solar power as its alternative energy of choice. So much so, that one …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Pay-as-You-Go Solar Panels Offer African Communities a Cheaper Energy Alternative

Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa – however it inflicts a heavy toll on people’s health and costs …

Solar Power

New Report Says Solar Will Achieve Near-Global Competitiveness With Natural Gas By 2025

Solar power may be well on its way to near-global cost competitiveness with natural gas by 2025, according to new numbers from Lux Research. And …

Six Renewable Energy Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It's that time of year, time to wrestle with the wallet, brave the shopping malls, or surf online for deals. If you're in a renewable energy state of …

Britain's euroscepticism is a major factor in EU's loss of triple-A rating, says S&P

Rating agency S&P says David Cameron's referendum promise and doubts over future of European Union behind loss of AAA rating<p>The European Union has lost its AAA credit rating after the Standard and Poor ratings agency warned that David Cameron’s referendum promise and increased squabbling over …

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The only way is Swiss: how we can regain control of our borders

The threat of uncontrolled immigration from new EU member states makes it clear that Britain needs to model itself on Switzerland and leave the EU<p><b>Switzerland</b> has not always had a good press. In Carol Reed’s 1949 classic The Third Man, the villainous Harry Lime derides the country as a dreary …

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A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

The New Space Race: Privatization Drives Competition

Once limited to publicly funded government projects, space travel and exploration is increasingly open to private companies. The much-discussed space …

Federal Judge Says Gay Marriages Can Continue in Utah

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Monday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby denied a motion to block gay marriages in …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …