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Month: March 2014

Texas — the Saudi Arabia of Wind Energy

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On Wednesday, March 27th, the largest state in the contiguous United States got almost one-third of its electricity by harnessing the wind. According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the bulk of the Lone Star State’s power grid, a record-breaking 10,296 MW of electricity was whipped up by wind turbines. That’s enough to provide 29 percent of…

General Mark Owen tapped as Civergy CEO

  US Air Force Brigadier General Mark Owen (retired) has been appointed Chief Executive Office as of March 2014. Mark is more than just “qualified to lead” the Civergy family of companies, as we move towards building an organization that provides a range of critical services and indispensible products — from cybersecurity to energy security, business…

Aadhaar Facts – Nine Most Common Myths about Aadhaar

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Answers to common myths of Aadhaar. One key fact that I find interesting is thus far Aadhaar has only spent $640 million since 2009. At about $1.08 per Aadhaar  it is by far the lowest cost national ID of any system in the world. While being the lowest cost ID it is one of the…

Solaric — Electrifying the Bottom of the Pyramid | Nanogrids in Bangladesh

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This is a story of how a technology start-up in one of the poorest regions of the world, Bangladesh, is quietly going about changing the lives of millions of people, by providing them access to energy for the first time. In Bangladesh, a country of 154.7 million people, over 50% of the population has no…

More Air Pollution, More Autism

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A growing body of work is continuing to build a correlation between pollution and Autism. In June a study by Harvard School of Public Health indicated a significant increased risk of Autism in areas with higher rates of air pollution. Today a new study from the University of Chicago built a correlation between genital malformation…

1.25 Billion emails hacked; 360 Million accounts — No one heard

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A cybersecurity firm, Hold Security LLC, said on February 25 that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers and companies…

An Anonymous Messenger — by Tor Foundation

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As WhatsApp is now overly exposed and other tools like SilentCircles are constantly under pressure to allow for some access to communications the Tor Foundation is launching a new messaging service that rely’s on the Tor network. The Tor Instant Message Bundle (TIMB) will rely on the strength of the Tor networks “hidden services” as…

CEED Morocco recognized by the White House

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CEED IS BUILT OF, BY AND FOR ENTREPRENEURS CEED believes that entrepreneurship is the single best tool to support economic development and grow emerging and frontier economies. Entrepreneurs can operate anywhere, but they thrive in an ecosystem of support. CEED is an organization that we work together in many interesting locations around the world. Congrats to the CEED team…

Why Highly Successful People Crave Mistakes |Science of Failure

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  It always helps to add some context about the subconscious biases we have in our heads before exploring a topic, I think. I looked into some of the research on success and failure, and how we react to them to see what I could learn. These are three of the most interesting points I…

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