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basic income

Conservatives Just Killed Canada's Basic Income Pilot

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's administration cancelled the basic income pilot on Tuesday, which was supposed to run for three years and gave participants a monthly no-strings-attached support payment.
Jordan Pearson
7.31.18
Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
SIGAR

The Pentagon Spent $60 Million on a Power Station in Afghanistan that Doesn’t Work

The US Army Corps of Engineers built an unsafe power station that isn’t even connected to a power source.
Matthew Gault
4.6.18
government

Everything You Need to Know About a Nationalized 5G Wireless Network

The proposal stirred a lot of controversy after Axios published a memo and presentation on this idea this weekend.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.29.18
Broadband Land

Big Telecom Spent $200,000 to Try to Prevent a Colorado Town From Even Talking About a City-Run Internet

Fort Collins, Colorado is set to vote on a ballot measure that would open the door for municipal broadband, and Big Telecom is fighting mad.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.17
hurricane maria

How to Remake Puerto Rico's Grid to Survive the Next Storm

Eighty percent of the island doesn't have power—but there's a way to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Ankita Rao
10.16.17
connectivity issues

A Hurricane Maria 'Tech Brigade' Is Helping Connect the Puerto Rican Diaspora

The Brigade's efforts also highlight the limits to approaching disaster relief with code and information systems.
Caroline Haskins
10.5.17
Twitter Rattling

Trump’s North Korea Tweets Aren’t a 'Declaration of War'

Remember: Technically, the president doesn't have the power, on social media or otherwise, to formally declare war.
David Axe
9.26.17
biomimicry

Your Favorite Sandwich Filler Is Powered By Nature’s Finest Hydraulic System

Pacific bluefin tuna will help us make better boats and autonomous vehicles.
Jacob Dubé
7.20.17
amazon

Amazon Is Trying to Control the Underlying Infrastructure of Our Economy

Companies that want to reach the market increasingly have no choice but to ride Amazon's rails.
Stacy Mitchell
6.25.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Into Eternity’ Is a Warning Message for the Future

The documentary chronicles the excavation of Onkalo, a nuclear waste repository made to last for 100,000 years.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.6.17
Power VR

This Vancouver Startup Is Chasing the Dream of Clean, Limitless Energy Forever

Nuclear fusion is always “50 years away.” But now it could finally, almost be here.
Bryson Masse
5.5.17