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Friday September 14th 2012

Environment

Redefining Security for the 21st Century

One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes and $40 billion for foreign assistance and diplomatic programs. But the [...]

Space

Summer Comes to Green Town »

Summer in Green Town, Illinois back in 1928 opened like this: “It was a quiet morning, the town covered [...]


Measuring Non-Transiting »

Although I want to move on this morning to some interesting exoplanet news, I’m not through with fusion [...]


Fusion and the Starship: »

Having looked at the Z-pinch work in Huntsville yesterday, we’ve been kicking around the question of [...]


Economics

Pigovian taxes save lives »

n January 1, 1991, the federal excise tax on beer doubled, and the tax rates on wine and liquor increased as well. These changes are larger than the [Read More]


Technology

Microsoft Surface »

Microsoft proved that it could keep a secret and turned the tech community on its head [...]


What you need to »

Intel recently released its Ivy Bridge family of processors and anyone who likes gadgets [...]


Kindle Touch »

Kindle Touch The Kindle Fire may be absent from the UK but Amazon rewarded those who [...]