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The Future of Bitcoin: An Interview with Tradehill CEO Jered Kenna

Despite its detractors, the digital currency Bitcoin has continued to grow in popularity. To get some inside perspective on Bitcoin, Radical Social Entrepreneurs spoke with ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Jered Kenna, CEO of the Tradehill Bitcoin exchange located in San Francisco. More »
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Can cryptocurrency fight global poverty?

Can cryptocurrency fight global poverty? RSE contributor Jeff Fong has an excellent series running on Policymic about Bitcoin. More »
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How to kill San Francisco’s ride-sharing start-ups

Ride-sharing start-ups Lyft, SideCar and Tickengo are helping San Franciscans get around faster and cheaper than ever before… much to the chagrin of local cabs. More »
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SpaceX to make history early Saturday. Watch it live.

PayPal co-founder Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX is about to put May 19th, 2012 in the history books. If all goes as planned, early tomorrow morning SpaceX’s Dragon capsule will take off and begin its long ascent to the International Space Station. More »
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A Millennial’s Dystopia: Want us to dream? Give us a sci-fi of social technology.

As a child, I read Heinlein and Asimov. I scribbled short stories in marble notebooks about time-machines and interstellar explorers. In short, I dreamed sci-fi dreams. More »
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Free Radicals: The creative anarchy of science.

Isaac Newton once stuck a blunt needle into his eye, just to see what would happen. More »
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Cartoonist Rube Goldberg: “Getting something for nothing.”

Legendary cartoonist and tinkerer Rube Goldberg (of “Rube Goldberg machine” fame) muses on patents and inventors. Goldberg sarcastically mocks-up some of the more ridiculous patent-protected inventions of his day, including perpetual motion machines. All of this, Goldberg argues, is part of man’s perennial quest to “get something for nothing.” More »
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Wonder Forest: A garden city in Beirut.

Architect Wassim Melki wants to spruce up Beirut’s skyline. Reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Melki’s “Wonder Forest” design would put thousands of trees spread across the city in large rooftop pots. More »
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Google Glass: Are we ready for reality 2.0?

If Google has its way, the age of wearable computers will soon be upon us. Their debut of Google Glass, ‘augmented reality’ glasses, shows a New York City enhanced with maps, notes, music, and friends. All of it’s seamlessly overlaid on the world around you. More »
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Caine’s Arcade: Crowdsourcing kindness in East LA.

Caine Monroy spent all summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade in front of his father’s auto parts store in East LA. More »