http://bigthink.com/news/elon-musks-boring-company-plans-to-sell-excavated-rock-in-lego-like-kits March 27, 2018 by STEPHEN JOHNSON The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s venture that aims to solve traffic congestion with underground tunnels that would transport cars on “electric skates” at high speeds, excavates tons of rock in the process of digging tunnels. What’s the company to do with all that rock? Musk wants to hollow it … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to sell you its excavated rock in ‘LEGO-like’ kits
Michael Assis has found that origami can experience a phase transition. James Horan for Quanta Magazine FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE SEE https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-geometry-underlying-particle-physics-20130917/ Marcus Woo Contributing Writer October 31, 2017 GeometryMathematicsOrigamiPhase TransitionsStatistical PhysicsTopology To find out, researchers will need to carry out experiments to test Assis’ ideas and gauge whether the models can actually inform the … Continue reading The Atomic Theory of Origami
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/the-research-pirates-of-the-dark-web/461829/ BY KAVEH WADELL, FEB 9, 2016 After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet. loughboroughuniversitylibrary / Flickr There’s a battle raging over whether academic research should be free, and it’s overflowing into the dark … Continue reading The Research Pirates of the Dark Web
http://www.newsweek.com/worm-now-thrives-gmo-corn-designed-kill-it-study-says-232276 FILED UNDER: Tech & Science, Agriculture, GMO, Corn One of industrial agriculture’s biggest GMO crops may have just backfired. Scientists have confirmed that corn-destroying rootworms have evolved to be resistant to the Bt corn engineered to kill them.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/05/what-if-everybody-didnt-have-to-work-to-get-paid/393428/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits 45% OF CURRENT JOBS WILL BE REPLACED BY ROBOTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.” What Santens wants to know is this: “If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or … Continue reading What If Everybody Didn’t Have to Work to Get Paid?