Leading Economist Predicts Governments and Big Banks Will Attack Bitcoin

Governments and established financial institutions are likely to launch a campaign to quash the decentralized digital currency Bitcoin, according to a leading economist and academic. Simon Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, expects Bitcoin to face political pressure and aggressive lobbying from big banks because of its disruptive nature. The …

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Google Glasses can only be bought at I/O Developers conference

CNN Money – Google’s science-fiction-like virtual reality glasses will start shipping next year with a price tag of $1,500 — but most buyers won’t be able to get their hands on a pair just yet. The under-development glasses, a stealth project hatched in the company’s mysterious Google X lab, are still buggy, Google co-founder Sergey …

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Two- or three-tier graphene films can be produced at commercial scale and create band gap for electronic devices

When compounds of bromine or chlorine (represented in blue) are introduced into a block of graphite (shown in green), the atoms find their way into the structure in between every third sheet, thus increasing the spacing between those sheets and making it easier to split them apart. Image: Chih-Jen Shih/Christine Daniloff A team of MIT …

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