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Turtles All The Way Down (Part 2) - Hardware

Posted: Sat, November 08, 2014 | By:

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by Bryce Lynch

So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

Let’s lay one thing out first: At some point you’re going to have to start trusting your toolchain because it simply won’t be possible to accomplish some of the necessary tasks yourself. The lowest possible level seems as… Continue Reading




Senegal Development Report - by Maliq Brewster

Posted: Thu, October 23, 2014 | By: Misc

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Senegal: Overcoming Economic and Legal Injustices through the Empowerment of Women, Cultural Awareness, and Financial Inclusion

by Maliq Brewster

Located in Western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean and bordered by Guinea, Mali, and Mauritania, Senegal is a geographic paradox of arid desert land to the north, open areas… Continue Reading


Does the Ebola virus constitute an existential risk?

Posted: Mon, October 20, 2014 | By:

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by Alexei Turchin

Recent CDC estimates put the amount of possible Ebola cases at around 1.4 million as of January 2015. This is just four months from now; however, they do not say what will happen one year from now based on their own, projective, logic.

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Ted Peters “De-Worms” 140 Mangyan Children!

Posted: Mon, October 20, 2014 | By: Philippines

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There are 140 Mangyan indigenous children at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy in Mindoro, The Philippines, and they ALL HAVE WORMS (intestinal parasites). In The Philippines an estimated 70% of children have worms, but in poorer areas with tribal people the percentage is considerably higher.

Intestinal parasites are extremely… Continue Reading



Let’s Eat Bugs - to improve the future of the world

Posted: Wed, October 15, 2014 | By: Misc

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by Roger Hansen

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) wants us to eat insects. The international agency recently reported that there are more than 1,400 species of recorded edible bugs. It turns out that many varieties are rather nutritious. A serving of grasshoppers, for instance, provides nearly… Continue Reading


Elastic Nanocomputation in an Ideal Brain

Posted: Mon, October 06, 2014 | By:

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by William Softky, Ph.D, Physics, California Institute of Technology

Abstract

This explanation of what a brain is and does rests on informational first principles, because information theory, like its parent theory thermodynamics, is mathematically sacrosanct, itself resting on real-valued probability. Just as thermodynamics has enabled hyper-potent physical technologies… Continue Reading


Germany Abolishes College Tuition Fees (Brighter Brains Institute Seeks Same for USA)

Posted: Mon, October 06, 2014 | By:

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by Joaquim Moreira Salles Prospective students in the United States who can’t afford to pay for college or don’t want to rack up tens of thousands in student debt should try their luck in Germany. Higher education is now free throughout the country, even for international students. Yesterday,… Continue Reading




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