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Calling B.S. in Parkland, Florida

Emily Witt reports from Parkland, Florida, in the aftermath of the deadly Valentine’s Day shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Go to Source

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Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King

Every year at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, there seems to be one bike that particularly attracts the photo-takers and question-askers. At this year’s show, held in Hartford, Connecticut, that bike would probably be Helio Ascari’s exquisite King Plus.

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Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King

Every year at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, there seems to be one bike that particularly attracts the photo-takers and question-askers. At this year’s show, held in Hartford, Connecticut, that bike would probably be Helio Ascari’s exquisite King Plus.

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Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless in the tunnels

 Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and fiber optic cables

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Blockchain 3.0 with Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) for ten of thousands of transactions per second

Bitcoin was Blockchain 1.0 and the decentralized Ethereum is Blockchain 2.0 and Blockchain 3.0 could be Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG). In mathematics and computer science, a directed acyclic graph, is a finite directed graph with no directed cycles. It consists

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Dazzling Men’s Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics by Hanyu, Rippon, and Chen

Sarah Larson on men’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by Adam Rippon, Javier Fernandez, Nathan Chen, and Yuzuru Hanyu. Go to Source

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Digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments

 The nation state has survived wars, plagues, and upheaval, but it won’t survive digital nomads, not if people like Karoli Hindriks have something to say about it. Hindriks is the founder of Jobbatical, a platform that allows digital nomads to

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UK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc says it will take 12 years to build its prototype small nuclear reactor in the U.K. Rolls-Royce needs as many as five years for the licensing and design assessment process, while construction will take another seven for

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Flippy, the Burger-Flipping bot, Raised Another $10 Million, Will Steal Your Job

Flippy a robot that can flip a burger, is simply among the first in a new wave of bots hell-bent on taking what little menial work is left in the twisted techno-futurist dystopia […] The post Flippy, the Burger-Flipping bot,

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Giant nerves key to cuttlefish’s incredible camouflage capability

The cuttlefish is often called the chameleon of the sea, but where the land-based version can only change its color, the sepia-squirting, tentacled one can change its skin texture as well as its tint in seconds. How it does this

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Giant nerves key to cuttlefish’s incredible camouflage capability

The cuttlefish is often called the chameleon of the sea, but where the land-based version can only change its color, the sepia-squirting, tentacled one can change its skin texture as well as its tint in seconds. How it does this

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Telegram has raised an initial $850M for its billion-dollar ICO

 It looks like Telegram’s billion-dollar ICO has reached its first milestone after the chat app company raised an initial $850 million, according to a filing. A document submitted to the SEC earlier this week states that the money was raised “for

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Mercedes’ 1,000+ hp Project One hypercar inspires 3,100-hp powerboat

For more than a decade, Mercedes and Cigarette Racing have been creating some cross-industry synergy, a collaboration that has resulted in eight special edition boats inspired by Mercedes sports cars. There have been some superlative machines, including the AMG Electric

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Mercedes’ 1,000+ hp Project One hypercar inspires 3,100-hp powerboat

For more than a decade, Mercedes and Cigarette Racing have been creating some cross-industry synergy, a collaboration that has resulted in eight special edition boats inspired by Mercedes sports cars. There have been some superlative machines, including the AMG Electric

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Visa confirms Coinbase wasn’t at fault for overcharging users

 Yesterday, we wrote that Coinbase customers were being charged multiple times for past transactions. While some speculated that the erroneous withdraws were down to a Coinbase engineering issue, Coinbase issued a statement saying it wasn’t liable for the duplicate charges. The

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China will fortify islands with railguns, drones, missiles and stealthy planes

China is developing a lead with railgun technology and affordable electromagnetic launchers because it appears to be mastering medium voltage DC power for ships and land bases. By 2022, China should have twenty fortified islands in the South China Sea.

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The Passionate Politics of "Black Panther"

Richard Brody reviews “Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler. Go to Source

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The USA is no longer guaranteed future military technology dominance

The US has enjoyed complete military dominance since about 1985. The Soviet Union and now Russia is competitive with the number of nuclear weapons. Th Soviet Union also had a total volume of tanks and armored vehicles which the USA

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Montana-based mapping startup onXmaps raises a round of funding fit for Big Sky Country

 A mapping startup based in Missoula, Mont., which allows users to download sophisticated offline topographic maps outlining public and private lands and a number of other features geared towards hunting, fishing and camping, has pulled in its first major outside

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Twilio will soon launch Flex, a dedicated contact center solution

 Twilio’s Engagement Cloud, its suite of products for building new customer experiences, is about to get a new feature, TechCrunch has learned. The company plans on launching the beta of a full contact center solution for businesses at the Enterprise

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