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Addicted to Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency Rehab Center

Addicted to Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency Rehab Center

Ever since the bitcoin boom of late 2017, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, and even DogeCoin have made their way into the mainstream. But for some predisposed to addiction, the volatility of trading cryptocurrency can sometimes become a dangerous obsession. In this episode of Transmissions, Motherboard goes to Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland,…

Your future gadgets might rely on metals from the seafloor

Your future gadgets might rely on metals from the seafloor

As the demand grows for the metals that power electronics, we may have to look farther and farther for mining opportunities. The next big mining frontier is the deep sea: along the seafloor, mysterious vents shoot scalding hot fluid into the ocean. These vents are a haven for miraculous and unique sea life, but they’re…

How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry

How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry

Earlier this year, a company launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission. These “rogue satellites” caused an uproar in the space community, and in the future, others like them could increase the risk of catastrophic collisions in orbit. We talked to some space experts about what’s at stake when no one knows exactly what’s…

Techjuwelen – Canon EOS 300D – De eerste betaalbare DSLR

Techjuwelen – Canon EOS 300D – De eerste betaalbare DSLR

De Canon EOS 300D was om meerdere redenen een doorbraak in de fotografiewereld. Het toestel had een prijs van rond de 1000 euro, terwijl er onder de 2000 euro geen spiegelreflex te krijgen was. Bovendien was het in 2003 nog gebruikelijk om analoge lenzen te gebruiken. Maar die waren bedoeld voor fullframe-camera’s. Beeldsensoren waren in die tijd vrij duur…

The Verge – so baut man keinen PC!

The Verge – so baut man keinen PC!

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We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication. The fox…

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that’s a problem for the global construction industry. But it turns out that the usefulness of sand depends on the science of each tiny little grain. We went on a sand scavenger hunt to collect some samples, look at them under a microscope,…

How astronauts handle medical meltdowns in space

How astronauts handle medical meltdowns in space

When astronauts go into space they need to be in peak physical fitness, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get sick. And when they do, there is no clinic or hospital nearby. In this episode, Loren visits the STRATUS Center in Boston, where simulations are being developed to train astronauts on how to handle medical…

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

Silicon Valley is home to tech giants, venture capital…and a years-long battle between an invasive species, a tiny bird, and a bunch of scientists trying to decide what counts as “nature.” We put on the biggest boots we could find and headed out to the strange salt flats of the San Francisco bay to check…