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Tether – What I Love, Hate, and Fear About the Cryptocurrency

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In the conventional world, eMoney is the electronic version of "fiat" currencies - dollars, yen, etc. The "money" you see in your mobile banking app is eMoney. In the blockchain world, stablecoins are the electronic version of "fiat" currencies - dollars, yen, etc. There are other versions of stablecoins - algorithmic, crypto-backed, asset-backed - but...

How marsh grass protects shorelines

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Marsh plants, which are ubiquitous along the world’s shorelines, can play a major role in mitigating the damage to coastlines as sea levels rise and storm surges increase. Now, a new MIT study provides greater detail about how these protective benefits work under real-world conditions shaped by waves and currents. The study combined laboratory experiments...

Woodside teams up with Heliogen on ‘breakthrough’ solar tech in US

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Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Woodside (ASX:WPL) is collaborating with US-based Heliogen, a provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy, to build a 5 MW commercial-scale demonstration facility in California. Woodside has given Heliogen instructions to start buying key equipment for the solar plant, that will use Heliogen’s AI-enabled concentrated solar technology. The issuance of...

New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

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A new kind of fiber developed by researchers at MIT and in Sweden can be made into clothing that senses how much it is being stretched or compressed, and then provides immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure, lateral stretch, or vibration. Such fabrics, the team suggests, could be used in garments that...

Missouri Governor Urged to Appoint Cybersecurity Panel

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Three months after creation of a commission to identify cybersecurity risks in state government, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has yet to appoint any members. A state lawmaker said Friday that vulnerabilities exposed on a state website prove the need for just such a panel of experts. Democratic state Rep. Ashley Aune, of Kansas City, helped...