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economic impactAd Block Plus uses more memory and slows computer more than ads

Adblock Plus (ABP), which is by far the most popular add-on for Firefox and Chrome, is actually increasing the amount of memory used by your web browser, rather than decreasing it. Furthermore, ABP also increases the amount of time (and …

economic impactSpacex close to certification for military launches

Spacex is close to winning the certification it needs to begin launching satellites for the U.S. military, according to an Air Force official. If Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, receives the approval by Dec. 31 it will …

energyWhere are profits from iPhone and iPad sales going ? Some of it is going into the Apple Mothership HQ.

Here are pictures and video of Construction progress of Apple’s Mothership campus HQ in Cupertino. Apple new donut or spaceship headquarters are partway through constructionin Cupertino, California. Construction is to be completed in 2016. According to Apple’s project schedule, the …

energyUS Navy megawatt high energy laser vision

The U.S. Navy has deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf its first laser weapon capable of destroying a target. The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late …

bakkenChina has Risen to Number One in Purchasing Power and Wesley Clark Call for a New Long Term China Strategy and a Global Leadership Partnership

The International Monetary Fund reports that in 2014, China, not the United States, has the world’s largest economy. The official point of China passing the US is in October. By the end of 2014, China will make up 16.48% of …

economic impactDARPA rescue robot competition videos

If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical …

bakkenChinese reforms will allow rural people mortgage their property and among changes that are bullish for China and the Global economy

China is studying new ways to measure the size of its economy to reflect ambitious reform plans that will make it easier for farmers to sell their land and to take into account property values. China’s Communist Party leaders unveiled …

californiaSome who call themselves Environmentalists are Hypocritical about China’s Nuclear, Wind and Solar Power

China is building the most new nuclear power of any country and should have about 40 gigawatts of nuclear power generating about 260 TWh. China’s current 15 GW of nuclear power generates about 98 TWh. China increased its solar PV …

energyBolonkin’s hypersonic linear electric engine (HABE) explained and why it could enable cheaper than maglev hypersonic travel and space launch

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander The Bolonkin’s hypersonic linear electric engine (HABE) was described recently from a paper by Alexander Bolonkin. There was a concern that the hypersonic sliding of contacts could be a design flaw or problem. Working …

energyMicrofluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers

Doctors typically diagnose cancer via a biopsy, which can be invasive and expensive. A better way to diagnose the disease would be to detect telltale tumor cells floating in the bloodstream, but such a test has proved difficult to develop …