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May 2012

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This was the Final Jeopardy question last night

May 25, 2012 – Comments (2)

Nikola G*****n Tesla. And the Forbes comment at the end of the post is referring to this: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/tesla_response

This was the Final Jeopardy question last night  [more]

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One of the best discussions on the Eurozone Financial Crisis I have seen yet

May 23, 2012 – Comments (10)

Seriously, watch the video below.   [more]

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'Impossible' material would stretch when compressed

May 22, 2012 – Comments (4)

This is one of the coolest unexpected reads that I have come across in awhile  [more]

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Using graphene, scientists develop a less toxic way to rust-proof steel

May 18, 2012 – Comments (4)

Yep, I am back on graphene again. And this is a potential very big deal. Steel is used in so many industrial applications (in vast quantities) and a signficant portion of it needs to be rust-proofed. Nearly all of the rust-proofing chemicals like hexavalent chromium is nasty stuff  [more]

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Good Marshall Auerback Interview

May 10, 2012 – Comments (0)

Very good interview with Marshall Auerback. Discussing the Greece bailout, ESF, the Eurozone currency and debt issues especially with regards to Spain, the EMU currency construction issues, the fear of inflationary pressures despite the lack of inflationary drivers (low demand, weak economic activity / high output gap, high unemployment) and austerity.  [more]

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The first practical artificial leaf

May 09, 2012 – Comments (2)

This is very cool. The are so many developments on distributed grid-less energy production (such as this one from awhile ago: http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/a-solar-bulb-may-light-the-way/412415.  [more]

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DRAMA

May 06, 2012 – Comments (4)

I have no idea how old this is, but I just got this forwarded to me and I have to share it.  [more]

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Next-generation nanoelectronics: A decade of progress, coming advances

May 03, 2012 – Comments (0)

Good article, but I especially liked this section in the middle. As I have said before, materials science research has always preceded and accompanied major technological booms. The current reserach into graphene and carbon nanotubes will spawn a whole new set of companies (and likely industries) in a decade or so.  [more]

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Eurozone Decoupling

May 01, 2012 – Comments (3)

Very good observations. The 'fiscal contraction expansion' arguments that austerity proponents put forward are demonstrably incorrect. But this isn't just some academic argument, these are ideas which guide real world policy decisions which causes economic hurt and suffering (higher unemployment). The are tons of examples, like here, here and here.   [more]

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