Years ago, my brother, Matt, explained to me that there are three ways to push out the productivity curve: technology, capital, or people. When we increase productivity, we increase wealth…. read more

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This past Sunday workers demolishing a former telescope factory in Pittsburgh were surprised to find a 19th century time capsule in the cornerstone. Now the demolition company is claiming that it has every right to keep the capsule — along with the incredibly cool telescope artifacts that they found inside.

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The American industrialist Henry Ford, regarding diminishing customer surveys on early cars, once famously quipped, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” What’s… read more

For years, a classic question posed to college physics students is how long it would take to fall to the center of the Earth. Given that we can smash tiny particles into each other at really high speeds using magnets, you’d think this would be an easy problem to solve. But apparently not.

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Adding more credence to the notion that everything is better in slow motion, the Slow Mo Guys strapped a compact disk to a vacuum cleaner motor and spun it up to 23,000 RPM. At that speed the disk simply disintegrated under the forces, and thankfully the duo’s high-speed camera was there to capture the destruction at 170,000 FPS.

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The Mars Exploration Rover, better known as Opportunity , has been beaming back images and data from our planetary neighbour since 2004. As as of today, it has travelled 26.219 , making it the first little interplanetary explorer to complete a marathon.

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The Mars Exploration Rover, better known as Opportunity , has been beaming back images and data from our planetary neighbour since 2004. As as of today, it has travelled 26.219 , making it the first little interplanetary explorer to complete a marathon.

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When Apple announced, last year, that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was eyeing the $3 trillion… read more

When Apple announced, last year, that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was eyeing the $3 trillion… read more

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