Max Harper

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The homeland-as-a-service model: How blockchain will disrupt the world order

With blockchain-based technologies promising to disrupt nearly all areas of the global economy, I wonder what impact they will have on the global political scene and how we interact with our governments.<p>The main functions of government include taxation to fund public services, protection of …

Blockchain

Expiration of Major Cybersex Patent Could Set Off Explosive Innovation

Friday marked a major milestone for the more than $15 billion adult toy industry, with the expiration of a longstanding patent on sex toys controlled …

Intellectual Property

Khajuraho Monuments in India

Pan Copulating With a Goat<p>This sculpture is one of Naples’s most prized artworks, and when it traveled to the UK a couple of years ago for the …

Art

New Service Promises to Manipulate Your Wife Into Having Sex With You

Relationships, the saying goes, are hard. Many couples find their sex drives are mismatched over time, a problem that sex therapists often suggest …

Cambridge Analytica

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s impossible to get the balance right all the time. So operators make grids more flexible by adding ways …

Clean Energy

Chart Reading For Beginners: 3 Telltale Clues To Look For In Your Stocks

Learning how to read stock charts helps you get in early on winning stocks like <b>Nvidia</b> (NVDA) and <b>Netflix</b> (NFLX). Charts also help you spot the right …

Clevelanders Push For 100% Renewable Energy - North American Windpower

On Friday, residents from across Cleveland joined local leaders on the steps of city hall to demonstrate support for the city’s goal to be powered by …

Renewable Energy

EVs Charging Up: Sales Beating Hybrid Intro 2017 Expected to Be a Record Year

Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of manufacturer sales predictions has 2017 EV sales increasing by over 100%, compared to 2016. The Tesla Model 3 …

Electric Vehicles

The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise

China remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment to these vehicles …

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

Spinning flywheels, underground caves, damming up rivers<p>Say “battery,” and most people think of the device that powers our phones, our laptops, and — maybe if they’re being ambitious — our electric vehicles. But it’s time to think bigger: at their core, batteries are simply a way to store energy, …

Electric Vehicles

A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America

A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.<p>It’s no surprise that Americans generally hate their ISPs. After all, companies like Comcast not only routinely abuse a lack of competition to drive up prices, …

Telecoms

How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump - MIT Technology Review

<b>1. The euphoria of discovery</b><p>As the Arab Spring convulsed the Middle East in 2011 and authoritarian leaders toppled one after another, I traveled the …

Social Media

A Particle Accelerator Between Your Fingertips

Normally, when you think of particle accelerators you think of very large structures that are made of lots of shiny metal, wires hanging from the ceiling and are normally located in remote locations. But imagine an accelerator that you could hold in your hand, or even just in-between your …

Physics

Microbial Ecology

Collection |<p>Collection home<br>• Interactions<br>• Competition and coexistence<br>• Communities<br>• Contributions to ecosystem function<p>The interactions, population …

Nature Communications

Bioinspired fractal electrodes for solar energy storages

Abstract<p>Solar energy storage is an emerging technology which can promote the solar energy as the primary source of electricity. Recent development of …

Solar Panels

Germanium microflower-on-nanostem as a high-performance lithium ion battery electrode

Abstract<p>We demonstrate a new design of Ge-based electrodes comprising three-dimensional (3-D) spherical microflowers containing crystalline nanorod …

Natural law of branching holds key to improving batteries and reactors

<b>Leaf-pore structure could extend battery life and improve device performance</b><p>A biological law which governs the structure of branching systems in …

Cambridge University

J. Electrochem. Soc.

A Case for Fractal Electrodes in Electrochemical Applications<p>Benjamin Y. Park,<br>• Rabih Zaouk,<br>• Chunlei Wang and<br>• Marc J. Madou<p>Mechanical and Aerospace …

Neuroscience

A Case for Fractal Electrodes in Electrochemical Applications

• Benjamin Y. Park,<br>• Rabih Zaouk,<br>• Chunlei Wang and<br>• Marc J. Madou<p>Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California–Irvine, Irvine, California …

US20130143124A1 - Branched nanostructures for battery electrodes

FIGS. 1-3illustrate an embodiment of the invention, which provides a method of forming branched nanostructures, including providing a substrate <b>10</b>; …

Thousands of Exotic "Topological" Materials Discovered through Sweeping Search

The already buzzing field of topological physics could be about to explode. For the first time, researchers have systematically scoured through …

Quantum Physics

Four people caught have ‘orgy’ in public park

A shocked passer-by caught four people having an orgy in a park in broad daylight.<p>In a graphic set of images captured by the eyewitness, the group …

Wales

An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.

Election hackers have spent years trying to bring attention to flaws in election equipment. But with the world finally watching at DEFCON, the …

Florida

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

Need to 3D Print a Pattern That Behaves in a Certain Way Under Force? Check This Out

Disney Research's "Mechanical Characterization of Structured Sheet Materials"<p>Disney Research has come up with a design/fabrication aid sexily named …

Fabrication

A machine learning system trained on scholarly journals could correct Wikipedia's gendered under-representation problem

Quicksilver is a machine-learning tool from AI startup Primer: it used 30,000 Wikipedia entries to create a model that allowed it to identify the …

Machine Learning

Researchers insert a spider web gene into the silkworm

35 percent of the silkworm's cocoon is made of spider silk protein.<p>Spider silk is a bit of a dream material, stronger than steel by some measures yet …

Biology

How to Raise a Million Dollars on Kickstarter

Two entrepreneurs share how they raised more than a million dollars online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently participated in a leadership program with a rockstar entrepreneur, Matt DeCelles. DeCelles is the cofounder and CEO of a designer eyewear company, …

Crowd Funding