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Why Not Nuclear-Powered Aircraft? | RealClearScience

Why Not Nuclear-Powered Aircraft? | RealClearScience | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
We have nuclear submarines and nuclear ships, so why not nuclear planes?
Well, that's a very good question, one the United States spent $1.04 billion back in the 1950s trying to answer.
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The bitcoin industry embraces what it was built to avoid—rules and regulation

The bitcoin industry embraces what it was built to avoid—rules and regulation | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Bitcoin was designed to be unregulated by any government or central authority. But according to some of the cryptocurrency's biggest supporters, the crash of the prominent bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is the latest sign that bitcoin needs to adopt some sort of oversight if it is going to survive and thrive. "I think regulation is a must at this...
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When regulation takes hold, after this Mt.Gox fiasco, this will be my "go to" for certain quasi-political discussions. 

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Chimps and Ants: The Politics of Innovation | Network.Ed

Chimps and Ants: The Politics of Innovation | Network.Ed | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Every single educational institution is governed and shaped by macro- and micro-politics.
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How the Bollywood Actors Network Reveals India's Troubled History | MIT Technology Review

How the Bollywood Actors Network Reveals India's Troubled History | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The network of links between actors who have costarred in Bollywood films shows a clear connection to India’s political and economic history, say network scientists.
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How do you like the Long Emergency so far...........?

How do you like the Long Emergency so far...........? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
James Howard Kunstler is one of my favourite writers.  No one has such a way with words, incisive, cynical, sarcastic, derisive, humorous, and also well written full of wit and clever imagery.........
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This is not an optimistic TED talk. It does get one thinking and there is a need to research his conclusions and suggestions.

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