Sheep were crossed with a jellyfish protein in Uruguay to make glow in the dark sheep! This was funded by a non-profit. Uruguay has a government almost identical to our own, so I would say that the non-profit is probably publicly funded. What I think is most important in this article is that it challenges many USA Americans' ethnocentric view of education and science in the Western/Northern world versus places found in the southern hemisphere. One commenter brings up the possibility of easier to spot teenagers, but could this technology be used against people? For people?Read more »
Did the Seasteading Institute just get a technological boost? Gizmag reports that the FLOATEC Project has invented a new floating house/city technology targeted for the Netherlands and Italy, but perhaps this gives the Free State Project the competition needed to accelerate the pace toward 20,000? The article doesn't mention either the Seasteading Institute or the FSP, but it appears to be another useful way for the freedom-loving Seasteading Institute to realize their vision.Read more »
The Money Transmission Act that was passed in California will take hold in 50 days, legislation that was designed to kill innovation.Read more »
A detailed view as to why IP laws are preventing innovation rather than protecting it.Read more »
German man by-passes light bulb ban by selling them as "Mini-Heaters". Genius! Calls it "Action Art".Read more »
Khan Academy, with Khan as the only teacher, appears on YouTube and elsewhere and is by any measure the most popular educational site on the web. Khan's playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day -- nearly double the student body at Harvard and Stanford combined. Since he began his tutorials in late 2006, Khan Academy has received 18 million page views worldwide.Read more »
(Johanna Blakley at TEDxUSC 2010) Fashion, along with other "low-IP" markets like perfumes, comedy, food, furniture, and magic, is generally unencumbered by patents and copyrights. All of these industries enjoy perpetually rapid innovation, and their gross sales tend to dwarf "high-IP" markets. Maybe it's time to rethink supporting monopoly protection within *your* industry.Read more »
A company in Idaho is developing an alternative to the antiquated roads that are currently used. They're built of solar panels that can store power, melt snow, transmit data and power, and illuminate.
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