Tech Stars Open Their Doors For A Silicon Valley Halloween

Extra Large Atomic Radio Controlled Led Wall Clock

Silicon Valley's tech stars generally keep a low profile, and people generally let them, trying not to stare or intrude when they spot them around town. But on Halloween, the tech illuminati light up the night and open their doors. Large digital wall clock with date and time. And parents gawk at ..

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AutoCharge is Microsoft Research's Take on Wireless Charging with Light

Remember slightly after that when everyone realized that all of the wireless charging solutions involved compromises that made them not that that much better than plugging your stuff into a wall? Like, having to put your phone in one specific place to ..

spectrum.ieee.orgJanuary 21, 2015

Why Astronomers Are So Obsessed With Finding Earth's Twin

The dead star, as dense as an atomic nucleus, bathed them in zombie radiation. Although those sorry But astronomers are obsessed with finding one that really is an “Earth-like planet” (aka “Earth 2.0,” “Earth analog,” or “Earth twin”). And the ..

Review of Michio Kaku's, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

Summary of Michio Kaku's Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (1997) “There are three great themes in science in the 20th century—the atom, the computer, and the gene.” – Harold Varmus, NIH Director. Three centuries ago Newton ..

ieet.orgDecember 16, 2014

Transhumanism: Beyond Good, Evil and the Ubermensch


Jeanne Dietsch is a three-time tech entrepreneur and monitor of change, running for Board of Directors of H+. She was a columnist for Robotics and Automation Magazine from 2009-2012. Before she sold her intelligent mobile robot company in 2010, ..

Buckyballs Could Make Carbon Capture Better

Researchers at Rice University in Texas used buckyballs (carbon-60 molecules, technically) as a “cross-linker” with polyethyleneimine (PEI), and produced a compound that binds carbon dioxide very well, avoids binding methane, and can be used at lower ..

spectrum.ieee.orgDecember 10, 2014

Extra Large Decorative Wall Clocks

FCC Chairman Calls April's Seven State Sunny Day 911 Outage 'Terrifying'

This edition of IT Hiccups of the Week revisits the 911 emergency call system outages that affected all of Washington State and parts of Oregon just before midnight, 9 April 2014. As I wrote at the time, CenturyLink—a telecom provider from Louisiana ..