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 […]

Bitcoin Price Tags Begin To Appear In Real World

A tag that shows an item’s price in virtual currency Bitcoin and updates itself depending on market fluctuations has been shown off in east London. BitTag uses wireless technology to connect to the internet and check the value of Bitcoin, altering the tag display once a minute. Its creator hopes it will allow shops put […]