Get Ready… Change Is Upon Us | Peak Prosperity

Dear Republican and Democrat friends.  I urge you to take a few minutes to read this article, which may give you fresh perspective on the recent presidential election and what long-term trends have brought us to this point.  Chris Martenson wrote an excellent article on the Peak Prosperity website which suggests that long-term economic policies pursued by […]

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Want a Lego-style home in just a few weeks?

PopUp House, located in France, offers a variety of kits for houses and offices which can be be built in less than a month.  Unlike typical U.S. style two-by-four home construction, the PopUp House has been intentionally designed to be assembled quickly using pre-formed parts and only a standard screwdriver.  This design choice offers the […]

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This

Researchers studied 5,000 gifted children over 45 years and came to some disappointing conclusions: truly brilliant kids are usually not accurately identified and, even when they are, many are stifled in a rigid bureaucratic system.  Despite what we are told, it seems that society is biased against high intelligence in favor of mediocrity. Source: Want to Raise Wildly […]

Are Oklahoma Tremors The Fracking Industry Canary?

In 2015 the region experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, more than three times the number in 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.  From January through June of this year, Oklahoma experienced 619 tremors of at least magnitude 2.8. Similar seismic activity reported in other parts of the country where hydraulic fracturing […]

Wind Trees are wind turbines that can power offices and homes 

Here is one of two experimental tree-like sculptures in Paris that efficiently captures multi-directional wind gusts with vertical wind turbines, and converts them into electricity.  Some researchers suggest such vertical micro turbines will be the solution to reducing the large footprint and noise of the huge high-capacity wind turbines.  At present, such trees are significantly more expensive to install and […]

These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat

Bill Marler, an attorney with 20 years of experience in food-poisoning litigation, fears these six foods the most. Source: These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat – Business Insider

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Every purchase you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay or move. Talk about Big Brother watching!  Is it time to reconsider our digital presence? Source: This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Drones May Be Grown in Chemicals in the Not-So-Distant Future

Just when we thought it was safe to assume that the self-replicating machines depicted in the movie The Terminator lie well in our distant future, recent claimed advances in manufacturing technology by BAE Systems has brought the reality a lot closer to the present.  According to professor Nick Colosimo, a BAE Systems engineering fellow, the assembly process could […]

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation

Is the world depicted in the movie The Terminator almost here with the rapid development of AI applications?  Recently, a US-based AI system successfully demonstrated superiority over a veteran combat pilot in simulated air combat scenarios, suffering no losses despite having less capable weapons systems.  It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch of the imagination to visualize […]