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11.24.14 Rhett Jones

After the badass landing of the Philae Probe on a comet by the European Space Agency, scientists feel confident enough to start landing on flying space rocks more often. Specifically, NASA has contracted Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources to begin work on flying missions that would scout asteroids and ultimately mine them as a for-profit business. Some […]

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10.03.14 Peter Yeh

Remember the busy-work worksheets your math teacher assigned you in grade school? Well, if you want that tedious feeling back — without even a single gold star sticker as a reward — then electronics blogger Ken Shirriff has made a video just for you. Watch him “mine Bitcoin” with pen and paper. I decided to […]

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03.05.14 Marina Galperina

Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down documentary feature just premiered at the One World Film Festival 2014 in Prague. Using unedited news and archival footage and testimonies, the film exposes the 2012 massacre of workers at the Lonmin-owned platinum mine in Marikana. The police had opened fire on protesting miners and killed 34, then falsified documents and testimonies. Some of the […]

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