William Shatner Honored With Distinguished Public Service Medal By NASA

After nearly 50 years of warping across galaxies and saving the universe from a variety of alien threats and celestial disasters, Star Trek’s William Shatner finally went where no other member of Starfleet has gone before. This weekend, the acclaimed actor and director was honored with NASA’s Distinguished Public Service medal, the highest award bestowed […]

Fusion Bootstrapping Breakthrough

In a major milestone for fusion, the National Ignition Facility sees particles created by the reaction feed energy back into the reaction. Humans have gotten pretty good at nuclear fission. But fusion, bringing two atomic nuclei together, has been much more tricky—at least for peaceful purposes. But In a new study out today in Nature, […]

Earning Money With Crypto-Currencies

There’s been a flood of new crytocurrencies arriving in the scene in recent months and there’s now something like 100 alt-currencies available. Some will have a short life, some a long and fruitful one. Many, being new, can be profitably mined, even before they start rising substantially in value, should that even occur. It turns […]

This Could Be A Good Year For Comets

A team of European astronomers has found a previously unknown comet, detected as a tiny blob of light orbiting our Sun deep in the Solar System. Europe’s Teide Observatory Tenerife Asteroid Survey team has been credited with discovering comet P/2014 C1, named ‘TOTAS’ in recognition of the teamwork involved in the find. The comet was […]

Fiverr Starts Accepting Bitcoins

Bitcoin gets a bit of a boost today as Fiverr has just started accepting Bitcoin as a payment option. Previously, PayPal was the only option available. Given that a gig on Fiverr costs $5 (hence the name!), the amount of Bitcoin is going to be very small per payment. Still, it’s another way for people […]