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  • Tech stocks are flashing a warning sign similar to before the dot-com bubble popped

    03/19/2018 4:22:37 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Mar 18 | Jeff Cox
    • Price performance difference between tech and utilities has spread lately to a level nearly as wide as when the dotcom bubble burst. • "The obsession with dot-com stocks in the late-1990s has been replaced today by a fascination with FANG stocks," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group. Price performance between the two sectors has spread lately to a gap not quite as wide as during the bubble, but close. Using a measure called the "Popular/Panned Ratio", Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group, sees danger signs growing for the bull market that began...
  • Why IS the Pentagon looking into time crystals? Darpa launches program to study (trunc)

    03/15/2018 4:54:30 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    A simple illustration of the concept of driving something out of equilibrium to increase its stability is the well-known trick of making an inverted broom stand up on the palm of your hand or on one of your fingertips,’ said Ale Lukaszew, DARPA program manager. ‘If you hold your hand still, the broom is unstable and will fall over quickly. But if you drive the broom out of equilibrium by moving your hand around periodically, you can make the broom very stable, so it remains upright indefinitely.’ Particles in a quantum state are very sensitive to their environment. With the...
  • Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow

    03/14/2018 3:55:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Dr. Robert Owens
    It's tough to make predictions especially about the future Science fiction has predicted many of today’s realities from cell phones to tablets. Many things that are today part of History like walking on the moon, organ transplants, and space stations were once flights of fancy. Futurists build current events on a foundation of History to provide a launching pad for visions of what is to come. One of the most widely recognized Futurists is Alvin Toffler whose seminal works include Future Shock and The Third Wave. He is also the one who told us, “Change is not merely necessary to...
  • Donald Trump just Saved the U.S. 5G Industry from China

    03/12/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 109 replies
    Gordon Chang | John Batchelor Show
    Donald Trump, in only the 4th time in 70 years, disallowed the merger of Broadcom and QUALCOMM. Broadcom is the 5G leader out of Singapore with ties to Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics conglomerate that's also heavily tied to the PLA. The merger would have resulted in the dismantling of Qualcomm, with Broadcom and Huawei taking any advanced 5G technology and leaving the rest for scraps.
  • The STEM Glut

    03/08/2018 9:17:43 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 89 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 7, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    An increasing number of insiders say, contrary to the multitude of studies and seminars we've slogged through, that there is not a shortage of Science Technology and Engineering Majors (STEM) but a glut. "It turns out that new PhDs in science have a hard time getting a job like their mentor's: tenured faculty in a research university," John Staddon a Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at Duke University writes in an essay distributed by the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. "Fifty years ago, in my own area of experimental psychology, things were very different." "Postgraduates,...
  • China Weaponizing Isotope That Could Dramatically Worsen Nuclear War

    02/26/2018 9:51:27 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 53 replies
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    The future of nuclear warfare is becoming far more destructive. The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced last week that state-backed researchers at a facility in Lanzhou had successfully fired superheated beams of Tantalum 181. Tantalum 181 is a radioactive isotope that could be added to nuclear warheads to increase their devastating fallout. This news from a Chinese city that many Westerners have likely never heard of has sobering implications for every person alive. Adding Tantalum 181 to a warhead could theoretically produce a “salted” nuclear bomb. After causing extreme damage with the initial explosion, a salted bomb would release a...
  • AI - Voice Of God Technology - Mind Hacking

    02/24/2018 4:53:47 AM PST · by smileyface · 13 replies
    Youtube lecture ^ | Sept 5 2017 | Dr Robert Duncan
    Harvard University's Dr Robert Duncan speaks on the Voice Of God technology, Mind Hacking and Game theory. Full lecture can be found via the Source Video link below.

    02/21/2018 8:01:36 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7-24-2017 | Tiffany Loverd
    Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. It is marketed under the name ALON by Surmet Corporation. AlON is optically transparent (≥80%) in the near-ultraviolet, visible and midwave-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is 4 times harder than fused silica glass, 85% as hard as sapphire, and nearly 15% harder than magnesium aluminate spinel. Since it has a cubic spinel structure, it can be fabricated to transparent windows, plates, domes, rods, tubes and other forms using conventional ceramic powder processing techniques. ALON is the hardest polycrystalline transparent ceramic available commercially. Combination of optical...
  • Why The Next Oil Boom Will Be Fueled By Blockchain

    02/21/2018 4:16:35 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 27 replies ^ | 21-02-2017 | Mike
    Big Oil is due for a disruption. The world’s most important industry has been carrying on without any significant changes in its day to day routine for far too long. But now, the new tech on the block has its sights set on the multi-trillion-dollar oil and gas sector. It’s official: Blockchain technology has infiltrated Big Oil. The hype behind blockchain has reached a full-blown frenzy. And for good reason. The technology, which creates secure ledgers for digital transactions and rapidly accelerates the pace at which transactions can be made, has the potential to disrupt every major industry: real estate,...
  • Will Automation Kill Our Jobs?

    02/21/2018 12:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 20, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs -- and we're not ready for it." The article claims, "For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. ... This disruption will have a devastating impact on our workforce." According to an article in MIT Technology Review, business researchers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee believe that rapid technological change has been destroying jobs faster than it is creating them, contributing to the stagnation of median income and the growth of inequality in the United States. If technology is destroying jobs...
  • Lottery scam mastermind rigged more drawings than first thought, records show

    02/19/2018 8:20:26 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 36 replies
    USA Today ^ | 2/19/2018 | Jason Clayworth
    <p>ES MOINES — The computer program that a former lottery security official used to rig drawings worth millions of dollars in Iowa and other states was more expansive than investigators first discovered, court records filed last week show.</p> <p>Eddie Tipton, a former employee of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in Clive, wrote the code to allow him to predict the randomly drawn numbers of multimillion-dollar jackpots in as many as 17 states and claim the cash prizes.</p>
  • ACAs EHRs: 16 Pages and No Info to Help Physicians

    02/09/2018 5:39:27 AM PST · by spintreebob · 34 replies
    Medpage ^ | 2-8-2018 | Niran S. Al-Agba, MD
    My pediatric practice is one that harkens back to days long ago when physicians knew their patients and pertinent medical histories by heart. My 81-year-old father and I were in practice together for the past 16 years; he still used the very sophisticated "hunt and peck" to compose emails. The task of transitioning to an electronic record system seemed insurmountable, so we remain on paper. Our medical record system has not changed in almost five decades. I would not have it any other way. This past spring, he walked into my office shaking his head in disbelief after thumbing through...
  • Powering IoT Wireless Sensors and ICs without Batteries

    01/29/2018 6:49:03 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Power Pulse ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | N/A
    ENERGY HARVESTING Published 11 hours, 44 minutes ago Powering IoT Wireless Sensors and ICs without Batteries BRIDG, an industry-led public-private partnership for advanced technologies and manufacturing processes, announces a collaboration with Face® International Corporation in the development and integration of a patented energy-harvesting technology – the Evercell™ power cell – that is capable of powering wireless IoT sensors without batteries. The Evercell technology employs a unique design and advanced materials to harvest thermal energy in any environment where the ambient temperature is above absolute zero – reliably generating the microwatts of electrical power needed to run wireless IoT sensors without...
  • Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

    01/29/2018 12:38:11 PM PST · by ro_dreaming · 130 replies ^ | Mar 24. 2017 | Barbara Eldredge
    While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hesselink, a Dutch scientist working with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre. Dubbed the “endless runway”, Hesselink’s brainchild is a 360-degree landing strip measuring more than two miles in diameter. Since airplanes would be able to approach and take off from any direction around the proposed circle, they wouldn’t have to fight against crosswinds. And three planes would be able to take off or land at the same time.
  • Looking for Jesus in all the wrong places

    01/26/2018 11:10:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/18 | Judi McLeod
    Finding Jesus is not a technological mystery. Jesus lives in your heart and always will Messaging all those who count on the audio technology of Google Home to tell you who Jesus Christ is: Stop looking for Jesus in all the wrong places.
  • The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared

    01/26/2018 9:45:30 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 25 Jan 2018 | Brian Anderson
    On Monday, while a stopgap spending measure was being approved in the Senate as part of a new February deadline for immigration reform, a curious teaser video appeared online. “What if there was a smarter way that gave people the power to freely enter and reenter the United States with just a few taps of their smartphone?” a narrator asked. What if? The slick 72-second spot had largely slipped under the radar, with a mere 59 views at the time it was abruptly taken offline Wednesday evening. That’s something of an irony, considering it’s for a mobile app we’re told...
  • The Trillion-dollar Chameleon

    01/18/2018 5:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Twenty years ago, no one had heard of either Facebook or Google, neither of which existed yet. For that matter, no one knew much about social media or search engines in general. Cellphones were still simply mobile, small and expensive telephones. There was no concept of a phone as a handheld computer. Today, five companies -- Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google's parent company) -- have a collective worth of more than $3 trillion. Yet such transnational companies remain mostly exempt from the sort of regulations and accountability faced by most other industries. Major corporations understandably fear product liability...
  • 9 amazing uses for graphene, from filtering seawater to smart paint

    01/14/2018 10:43:30 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    Digital ^ | January 14, 2014 | By Luke Dormehl
    Graphene is a single layer of graphite — also known as that soft material commonly found in pencil lead — with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like, hexagonal pattern. While that description is decidedly unexciting, graphene is actually emerging as one of science’s most versatile new materials. Just one atom thick (or thin, depending on how you think about it), graphene is among the strongest materials in the known universe, with 100 times the strength of steel, an astonishing amount of flexibility, and a whole lot of other talents lurking beneath the surface. Do you remember that classic scene from...
  • Morons are obsessed with ‘raw water’ that will probably make them sick

    01/04/2018 6:12:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 106 replies
    BGR ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Mike Wehner
    In case you haven’t noticed, Silicon Valley is obsessed with health, or at least the appearance of health. You can see evidence of it just about everywhere, including internet-connected juicers and new medical “breakthroughs,” but rarely is a new trend as obviously flawed as “raw water.” Raw water is untreated, unfiltered water pulled from Earth and bottled for consumption by people willing to pay absurd prices for it. The best part? It’s probably going to make them all sick anyway. Unlike other healthy eating trends, like consuming only raw fruits and vegetables or insisting upon antibiotic-free “clean” cuts of meat,...
  • Can Blockchain Bring An End To Corruption?

    01/04/2018 5:29:54 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    The Roman historian Tacitus once famously quipped “the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws”. Every year, roughly 2 percent of global GDP is lost to public sector corruption alone – at a hefty $2 trillion this equals to Italy’s GDP. The total cost of corruption stands even higher, at 4-5 percent of global GDP. Countries across all continents lose substantial parts of their budgets to corruption. Some African nations see up to a third of their budgets go down the corruption drain. After thousands of years of fighting against corruption, blockchain might just be the answer everyone...