California's Plan to Kill The Driverless Car
The FreemanJan 26
Instead of seeing driverless cars as a cheaper, safer, and more efficient mechanism to move people and goods, government bureaucrats are salivating at the possibility of inventing new and exciting ways to stifle innovation long before driverless cars even hit the market. As is so often the case, California leads the way.

What does California propose? First, prospective "drivers" will need a special state-issued certificate to operate a driverless car. To get it, they will need to complete a training regimen offered and paid for by the company that produced the car.

And these companies will not even be allowed to sell the product. Driverless cars will only be ava
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Climate Alarmists Invent New Excuse: The Satellites Are Lying
James DelingpoleJan 22


DARPA Aims For Brain Implants to Control Machines
RTJan 21
An implantable neural chip being developed under a newly-announced program by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which will allow humans to directly communicate with computers and control them with just their mind.

Besides the obvious military application, the device will open new possibilities for the treatment of different neural disorders, as well as potentially improving the lives of disabled people who are paralyzed, deaf or blind, DARPA claimed in a press-
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MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen On 'Hottest Year' Claim: 'Why Lend Credibility to This Dishonesty?'
Climate DepotJan 21


Head Transplant Carried Out On Monkey, Claims Maverick Surgeon
New ScientistJan 20


Vladimir Putin's Internet Adviser Owns a Torrent Site
TorrentFreakJan 20


Government Investment in Self-Driving Cars: Leading From Behind
The BeaconJan 18
The Obama administration announced that they were going to invest $4 billion in self-driving cars. Why? Private firms have already developed self-driving cars, and although none are available for purchase now, they are on their way with or without government involvement.

Is this really a good use of our tax dollars? What investments can the governm
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MIT: Incandescents Now More Efficient Than LEDs
The FreemanJan 15
Researchers at the MIT are publicizing that they have fixed the incandescent lightbulb with a brilliant improvement. They have wrapped the interior filament in a crystal glass that both bounces light and contains heat. It recycles energy in a way that addresses the main complaint against Edison's bulb: It burns far too much energy for the ... (more)

First of Its Kind Study Shows No Impairment While Cycling — on Weed
The Free Thought ProjectJan 11
As more and more states legalize the medicinal and recreational use of cannabis, it will inevitably bring challenges to the criminal justice system. As of now, it seems that operating a vehicle under the influence of cannabis is treated the same as operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

However, this is a faulty assumption for the state. As we reported earlier, a pioneering study found virtually no driving impairment under the influence of cannabis. This does not
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Satellite Data Shows 2015 Wasn’t Even Close To Being The Hottest Year On Record
The Daily CallerJan 11


Copyright Monopolist Claims Legal, Non-Infringing "Fair Use" Is Like Aggravated Rape
FalkvingeDec 23


VIDEO: Spacex Launches Falcon 9, Successfully Lands Booster
YouTubeDec 22

SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket carrying 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit. This mission also marked SpaceX's first successful landing of the first stage booster.


In a First, East Texas Judge Hits Patent Troll With Attorneys' Fees
Ars TechnicaDec 21


Study: Vegetarian Diets 'Worse' For 'Climate Change' -- Three Times 'More Harmful to The Environment'
Climate DepotDec 15


Busted Kickass and Pirate Bay Uploaders Crowdfund 'Fines'
TorrentFreakDec 08


Bezos Beats Musk
The Daily MailNov 27

The New Shepard rocket blasted off from Blue Origin's West Texas launch site at 12:21pm CST (18.21 GMT), reached a suborbital altitude of 62 miles (100 km) and landed back at the launch site eight minutes later.

In suborbital spaceflight, rockets are not traveling fast enough to reach the speed required to counter the pull of Earth's gravity.

This means they re-ente
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Flashback 1974: CIA Warned Global Cooling Would Cause Terrorism
The Daily CallerNov 19


Popcorn Time's Alive, Full Comeback in The Works
TorrentFreakNov 18


Anne Frank Scandal: An Underreported Copyright Monopoly Abuse
TorrentFreakNov 16


Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy
The InterceptNov 13


YTS / YIFY Signs Unprecedented Settlement With MPAA
TorrentFreakNov 06


Back to The Dark Ages: Top French Meteorologist Who Questioned 'Global Warming' Fired
Climate DepotNov 03


Kim Dotcom Finally Launches Extradition Defense
TorrentFreakNov 02


YIFY/YTS Shuts Down Forever - The End of a Piracy Icon
TorrentFreakOct 31


After 40 Years of Pain, 'Napalm Girl' May Find Relief With Laser Treatment
The Epoch TimesOct 25


An Environmentalist Seeks Truth, Finds It in Climate Skepticism
Investors.ComOct 19


Large Movie Distributor Grabs Popcorn Time Trademark
TorrentFreakOct 08


New York Judge Puts Brakes On Copyright Troll Subpoenas
TorrentFreakOct 07


Sorry, George Carlin, Plastic Is Biodegradable
Cato @ LibertyOct 02
Remember George Carlin's hilarious skit about plastics? Here is the transcript:

"The planet ... is a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it's true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn't share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth p
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First of its Kind Study Finds Virtually no Driving Impairment Under the Influence of Marijuana
The Free Thought ProjectSep 30
As cannabis prohibition laws crumble seemingly by the day, it's allowing more research to be performed on this psychoactive substance that has long been a part of the human experience.

The first study to analyze the effects of cannabis on driving performance found that it caused almost no impairment. The impairment that it did cause was similar to that observed under the influence of a legal alcohol lim
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