New Polymers Lead to “Clean” Toxic Waste

Some blue polymers, called “DeconGel” were introduced in 2009 and are now providing a safe, efficient way to clean up hazardous waste spills from Hungarian toxic alkali sludge through nuclear waste from Japan‘s March earthquake.  The story of the invention of this product is right from a text book: “Mistake leads to new industry.” Read more at CNN Money. Related articles Miracle Blue Goo Used To...

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More Government Snitches Coming to Your Vehicle

Maybe it’s better put as “Your Vehicle Snitches on You More.”  The wonderful ODB-II port on our cars has gone beyond letting your car’s mechanic know which parts are bad or which pollution-control laws your car has been violating.  There are cases in Canada and now Michigan where the police have been extracting information from cars to issue tickets and to provide as evidence in court.  (Check out ODB-III,...

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New, Government-Funded Video Games Coming Our Way

As if there wasn’t enough news about government waste at every level, here’s a new story just out: The National Endowment for the Arts has declared Video Games a Valid Form of Art! In case you haven’t been keeping track, the US Federal government has already spent more than $4,000,000,000 on what it calls “art.” Specifically, the revisions for Arts in Media guidelines now state “all available media...

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United States Negotiating Secret Agreement to Store Passenger Data for 15 Years

Can you believe we had to find out about this from a UK-based Newspaper?  The Guardian is reporting that it obtained a “restricted” draft of an agreement between Washington and Brussels that would allow the US to retain all passenger information about anyone who flies between the UK and the US for 15 years. They will be keeping everything — Names, Address, Credit Card Numbers, Credit Information, Ethnic Origin,...

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PixelMags – Taking Magazine and Published Content to the Online World

Craig Peterson:  Welcome back to Tech Talk with Craig Peterson. Today we’re talking about some of the technology that’s driving innovation here in the country. What are the things companies are using? How are we moving forward? Consumer electronics, there’s a whole bunch of stuff. Very, very exciting to talk about all of this. Right now we’re talking with Ryan Marquis. He’s a founder and COO of PixelMags....

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