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New Life for Internet Over Powerlines

Penn State researchers claim to have developed a “new model” for sending data through overhead electric power lines. The claim that a a kilometer of unshielded power lines could be a gigabit per second shared bandwidth between 10 or 100…

Penn State researchers claim to have developed a “new model” for sending data through overhead electric power lines. The claim that a
a kilometer of unshielded power lines could be a gigabit per second shared bandwidth between 10 or 100 homes, according to this article.

People keep trying to make this work. But really, there’s no money in it unless the federal government wants to kick in a huge subsidy. That’s because rural areas aren’t just rural — they’re usually poor, too.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

lucid dreaming concept
lucid dreaming concept

I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.

We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.

panpsychism concept
panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.

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