May 22 Is Bitcoin Pizza Day Thanks To These Two Pizzas Worth $5 Million Today

$20 Million Pizza

On May 22, 2010, a developer bought two pizzas using 10,000 units of a then-little-known digital currency called bitcoin.

Laszlo Hanyecz bought these pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins on May 22, 2010. Mike Lazlo

Today, 10,000 bitcoins are worth more than $20 million (£15.4 million).

Bitcoin is going nuclear. Its price is tearing upward, with each bitcoin worth $2,128 (£1,638) — a little shy of its all-time-high of $2,185 (£1,682) reached earlier Monday morning.

Just a year ago, it was trading at just $443 (£341), after deflating from what was then seen as the giddy highs Lees verder

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(Un)Becoming Human: Tech-Augmented Human Workers Have Arrived

Introducing ‘Operator 4.0,’ a tech-augmented human worker

Industrial Revolution 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from Henry Ford’s assembly line. Third, microelectronics and computer power appeared on factory floors. Now, manufacturing businesses are beginning to integrate robotics, automation and other data-driven technologies into their workflows.

Robots have taken over difficult, dangerous and repetitive physical tasks, improving factory safety, worker comfort and product quality. The next phase of labor innovation will do the same thing for cognitive work, removing mentally stressful and repetitive tasks from people’s daily routines.

Human work will become more Lees verder

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Bitcoin Surges Past $2,200

Bitcoins. Photo Credit: PROfdecomite, Flickr

The Rise of Bitcoin

Bitcoin (for its history, see this infographic) has experienced unprecedented success since their domain name was registered on anonymousspeech.com. Monday, it was reported that the single bitcoin hit a landmark point, reaching $2,251.61 dollars, which far exceeds the price of gold. Its exchange rate has increased in 23 of its past 26 sessions. It has been the top performing currency every year since 2010 (besides 2014). By the summer, it will be accepted at more than 260,000 stores in Japan, since it is officially legal tender in the country. The verdict against the Lees verder

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Melting Permafrost Threatens The “Doomsday” Seed Bunker

Doomsday Vault: The World’s Seed Bank Backup

Not So Permafrost

It’s a sad state of affairs when a structure designed to withstand the apocalypse can’t handle the current condition of our planet. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is supposed to withstand end of the world-caliber events, but it seems that the Earth’s current condition is already too much for it to handle as water from melting permafrost spilled into the entrance tunnel last week.

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The flooding did not reach any of the seeds stored for safekeeping, so the vault has passed that major test. Cary Fowler, a figure Lees verder

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Almost 700 Positions Remain Unfilled at the CDC Due to Hiring Freeze

The Story of How Vaccines Changed the World

The Rudderless CDC

Almost 700 jobs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta are vacant due to the recent federal government hiring freeze. This same issue is causing a variety of problems at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The hiring freeze was technically lifted last month, but because the agencies have been charged with reorganizing and reducing their workforces, the practical effect has been a continued freeze.

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The Lees verder

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India Is Scraping a Major Coal Project in Favor of Renewables

India One Solar Thermal Power Plant. Image Credit: Bkwcreator, Wikimedia

Canceling Coal

The Indian government has abandoned plans to build a second coal power station, choosing to focus on renewable energy instead in the state of Gujarat. Chimanbhai Sapariya, the country’s energy minister, said in an interview with the Business Standard that 4,000 Megawat ultra-mega power project (UMPP) was rejected because “Gujarat had proposed the UMPP last year but we now feel we do not need more […] We already have more than sufficient generation capacity.” The region already has one such plant existence.

India One Solar Thermal Power Plant. Image Credit: Bkwcreator/Wikimedia

Sapariya also said Lees verder

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India Is Scraping a Major Coal Project in Favor of Renewables

India One Solar Thermal Power Plant. Image Credit: Bkwcreator, Wikimedia

Canceling Coal

The Indian government has abandoned plans to build a second coal power station, choosing to focus on renewable energy instead in the state of Gujarat. Chimanbhai Sapariya, the country’s energy minister, said in an interview with the Business Standard that 4,000 Megawat ultra-mega power project (UMPP) was rejected because “Gujarat had proposed the UMPP last year but we now feel we do not need more […] We already have more than sufficient generation capacity.” The region already has one such plant existence.

India One Solar Thermal Power Plant. Image Credit: Bkwcreator/Wikimedia

Sapariya also said Lees verder

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Autonomous Car Will Drive Coast-To-Coast by 2018

Coast-To-Coast

In a Twitter session earlier, Elon Musk revealed new details concerning the coast-to-coast test of Tesla’s autonomous cars and updates to existing Tesla software.

He said that the coast-to-coast test is still on track to take place at the end of the year, and that all Tesla cars built since October 2016 would be updated. The plan, announced in a Ted Talk last month, is to “go all the way from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York with no controls touched in the entire journey.”

There are also updates concerning the autonomous Lees verder

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Autonomous Car Will Drive Coast-To-Coast by 2018

Coast-To-Coast

In a Twitter session earlier, Elon Musk revealed new details concerning the coast-to-coast test of Tesla’s autonomous cars and updates to existing Tesla software.

He said that the coast-to-coast test is still on track to take place at the end of the year, and that all Tesla cars built since October 2016 would be updated. The plan, announced in a Ted Talk last month, is to “go all the way from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York with no controls touched in the entire journey.”

There are also updates concerning the autonomous Lees verder

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