Libertarian and Bitcoin Miner John McAfee is Dead

In 1987, John McAfee founded McAfee Associates, a computer anti-virus company and in recent years he was active promoting Libertarian politics. John McAfee was imprisoned in Spain on charges of tax evasion. John was found dead in his jail cell. McAfee was a libertarian, advocating the decriminalization of cannabis, an end to the war on …

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Chicago having more total murders than cities of LA and NY combined leads for calls for Mayor to resign

There was an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago which also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Chicago has had more total murders in 2016, 2017 and 2018 than the combined populations of Los Angeles and Chicago. This is despite having 4.6 times fewer people. There have been 304 murders in Chicago up until July 31, …

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Nectome doctor-assisted suicide and uploading versus Alcor Cryonic resuscitation

Nectome wants to preserve your brain and at some point in the future they would digitize your memories to upload your consciousness. Alcor wants to preserve your brain and body so that when future technology is available your brain and body can be repaired at the molecular level and you can be revived. Nectome wants …

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SpaceX Now Has “All the Pieces” For Truly Reusable Rockets

A successful flight test of the Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on Sunday demonstrated booster-return capability on a flight to orbit. The technology could enable reusable orbital launch vehicles as early as February, 2014 Spacex Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast carrying the Canadian CASSIOPE scientific satellite, …

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Genetically modified has 25% higher yield from larger grains

China consumes nearly a third of the world’s rice, which is more than what the country currently produces. As its demand for rice continues to increase, crop breeders must come up with new ways to improve grain yield — and genetic modification is undoubtedly the most promising route. Yueqin Chen at Sun Yat-sen University in …

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Gold hits its golden age as a high-tech material

Lawrence Livermore National Lab – Despite its reputation as an inert material, nanostructured gold is a very promising candidate as a catalyst, optic, sensor, energy harvester as well as an energy storer. The Laboratory’s Juergen Biener and Arne Wittstock and colleagues have explored the field by editing a Royal Society of Chemistry book “Nanoporous Gold: …

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