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Liquid Solar Technology Company CEO Announces Commercialization Plan

Solar Window Technologies, Inc. CEO and president John Conklin made a forward looking statement August 20 in a webcast announcing the company’s plans …

How long would it take the Starship Enterprise to reach Kepler-452b?

NASA announced Thursday that they’d found an older, bigger cousin to Earth about 1,400 light-years away. The planet and its solar system are so …

University of California

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends

Elon Musk's must-read list exhibits his well-known and deep interest in science, as well as the personalities behind it.<p>In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. …

Peter Thiel

Explore The Cosmos With These Great Movies And Documentaries About Space

For most of us, the simple fact of the matter is that we’re simply never going to outer space. Clearly, this doesn’t apply to any current or future astronauts, or those of you rich enough to visit Richard Branson’s inevitable space hotel or whatever the hell he’s planning on doing up there. For the …

Science Fiction

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence.

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. <br>By: Dave Stopera <br>Via: buzzfeed.com<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …

Dash 3-In-1 iPhone 6 Battery Case

The battery case adds more convenience when you use your iPhone 6, including backup battery, wallet and stand. Like the versatile feature? Let’s go …

Gear & Gadgets

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

The Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts to Follow

Today's podcasts have matured well beyond droning voices spreading conspiracy theories from basements. Podcasting has found its way to the cool kids …

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

Who needs a green thumb when you have the CropBox, which grows your plants automatically, and can be adjusted with a smartphone.<p>For any would-be farmers who aren’t quite ready to move to the country and commit to years of back-breaking labor, here’s another option: Now you can rent a farm in a …

Podcast Suggestions for Men: 24 Shows to Make You a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

The humble podcast has seen its fair share of ups and downs since its inception (at least as we know it now) about 15 years ago. These days, …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

Are Boomers Afraid to Ask to Work From Home?

What’s the one thing that would make people love their jobs more?<p>I’m not talking money here. We would all love a six-figure plus salary.<p>I’m talking time.<p>When I ask workers of all ages to tell me one thing that would make them happier about their jobs, they say freedom and independence in some way, …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

How Solar Power Could Slay the Fossil Fuel Empire by 2030

A Stanford business professor predicts that today’s energy and automobile industries will be swept away in just over a decade by solar and wind power, and electric cars.<p>​In just 15 years, the world as we know it will have transformed forever. The ​age of oil, gas, coal and nuclear will be over. A …

Vicar of Baghdad: Four Iraqi Christian Kids Beheaded After Refusing to Convert to Islam, Telling ISIS Militants 'No, We Love Jesus'

Four Iraqi Christian children, who were all beheaded by the Islamic State, refused to betray Jesus and graciously died in his name when the ISIS …

Yazidis

The day I left my son in the car

<b>(IS_ImageSource via iStock)</b><p>I made a split-second decision to run into the store. I had no idea it would consume the next years of my life<p>Kim Brooks<p>June 3, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>The day it happened was no different from most; I was worried, and I was running late. I was worried because in a few hours’ …

Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb--Now Taxes

Even if you weren’t intrigued by other aspects of the rock star digital currency, it’s hard to argue with over 5,000% appreciation in less than a year. The Wall Street Journal asked Should You Invest in Bitcoin? and printed a WSJ special section: “Bitcoin or Bust”. The conclusion: sure, why not buy …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

China and bitcoin are going steady, but does Beijing approve?

The mutual love affair between China and bitcoin shows no signs of losing steam. Today two related venture capital firms invested $5 million in BTC China, the digital currency’s biggest trading platform, and the value of bitcoins surged to an all-time high, due in part to Chinese demand. But how …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Prices Are Going Insane

This morning, the bizarre digital currency known as Bitcoin hit another all-time high, ticking $402 on the Mt. Gox exchange.<p>It hasn't stopped.<p>Now it's at $429.9, $55 or 15% more than its price just 24 hours ago.<p>On Tuesday, the Winklevoss brothers, who are Bitcoin bulls, gave a pep talk about it …

Twitter's IPO Is More Proof That Tech Is In A Massive Bubble

After years of anticipation, Twitter finally went public today on the New York Stock Exchange, and nearly doubled from its $26 IPO price after being 30 times oversubscribed. While many investors and commentators view Twitter’s heady market debut as a reason for optimism about our economy and …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

Chipolo Is Another Thing That Lets You Track Lost Items Using Your Smartphone

Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo – a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.<p>Designed and developed by two startups, Geartronik and Nollie Apps, Chipolo is a …

SanDisk’s wireless flash drive: A simple storage boost for your iOS or Android phone

I love my 32GB iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it’s barely a month old and I’ve already used more than half of the storage capacity. When my previous iPhone …