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Official: California first to likely give extra funds to low-income EV buyers
If you’re of the opinion that current federal and state support for electric vehicle shoppers in the US are really just hand-outs to the already well-to-do, you might like what California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) is up to. De Leon sponsored a bill earlier this year called the Charge Ahead California Initiative (State Bill 1275) which today…
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.
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The United States Is Experimenting With Drones To Control The Weather
For years, there have been plenty of conspiracy theories about the government building machines that control the weather, be it via cloud seeding or Nikola Tesla’s weather weapon HAARP.
Though it might sound like the type of exaggerated conversation piece reserved for 4Chan or niche forums, weather control processes are very real.
For example, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics China shot thousands of rockets into the sky that deployed silver iodide and dry ice into the clouds, sparking a storm to erupt before it could travel over the Opening Ceremonies. Pretty soon, though, the United States might be using similar methods to control the skies, but with the help of drones.
According to an article in AccuWeather, the Federal Aviation Administration picked six test sites throughout the US in December 2013 to try out drone-based cloud seeding. The goal was to make weather control operations more cost-efficient and easier than, say, blasting thousands of fuel-guzzling rockets into the troposphere. One such site was the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nevada, where rampant drought plagues the arid desert.
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We will pay for an infrastructure to take care of our garbage but we won’t entertain an infrastructure for the homeless so they aren’t on our streets to begin with.
Hip-Hop Artist Akala on -
A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.
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On Tiananmen Massacre’s 25th Anniversary, see photos that show it then and now here.
There are still no reports on how many people died. Read more: 25 Years Later, Tiananmen Square Is A Forbidden Subject In China [via NPR]
Yes, the guy who used to run the cable industry’s lobbying arm is now running the agency tasked with regulating it. That is the equivalent of needing a babysitter, and hiring a dingo.
Get the facts on net neutrality, or as John Oliver puts it, “preventing cable company f**kery.”
The cable industry is merely following in the footsteps of oil, pharmaceuticals, and the food industry. We are and have been allowing them all to regulate themselves.(via productivegossip)
UPDATE: the airing of John Oliver’s rant on Net Neutrality on Sunday night resulted in a flood of comments on the FCC website, breaking it…momentarily: