The Logistics Internet Explained, with Jeremy Rifkin

Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Logistics Internet. Rifkin’s latest book is The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism (

via Big Think.


Though it’s easy to crack jokes about Detroit’s downfall from afar, it doesn’t change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as the place they call home slowly descends into decay. One of the most poignant depictions of this has come from none other than Google Maps.

Using Google Street View Time Machine, Alex Asup, a chief product officer at LOVELAND Technologies, has been documenting the neglect of the Detroit Metro’s some 78,000 houses.

The photos of these houses become even more striking when you realize that this extreme transformation really only takes place over a period of a few years, from 2009 to 2013. While it will almost certainly take quite a bit longer than that, hopefully one day, we’ll be able to look back again, this time at a city rising from the ruins. (via Gizmodo)


Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes is a over-flowing well of racism, and Fox News has let him spew hatred on the channel multiple times. The latest has drawn big attention because of the popularity of his target. This time McInnes attacked much-loved astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson.


Cosmic Farmer - growing food in weightlessness. Learning how, so others can voyage farther.


D-Day 70th Anniversary | The Price of Liberty

"How many deaths will it take ‘til he knows, that too many people have died?"


June 5, 1944 — General Eisenhower gives the final order for D-Day

The complex invasion also relied on outside factors such as moonlight, tides, and weather.  The Normandy forecast predicted a break in storms for June 6.  General Eisenhower gave the order that put the vast operation in motion in the early hours of June 5, 1944.

Images:  General Eisenhower speaks with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division just before they board their planes to participate in the first assault of the Normandy invasion.

"Order of the Day" - statement as issued to the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force on June 6, 1944.

A British officer reads the Order of the Day.

Enter the immersive D-Day exhibit from the National Archives on the Google Cultural Institute. 

D-Day at the Eisenhower Library


Last night at a press event, SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled plans for the next generation of Dragon capsule. Dubbed Dragon V2, the vehicle would hold seven astronauts for a flight to the International Space Station. Boasting leather seats (yes, finally, a spaceship with leather seats!!), touchscreens and 3D-printed components, Dragon V2 is a “big step in technology” from its predecessor spacecraft. 

The capsule will have the ability to propulsively land anywhere on earth, offering more precise landings and greater flexibility. The spacecraft’s solar panels will be attached to the service trunk of the vehicle, offering greater aerodynamics in the atmosphere upon launch.

Check out spaceflightnow’s article of the event here, or the trailer of the new craft here. A great photo gallery from the verge is here.



A look at SpaceX's Dragon V2.


SpaceX Dragon V2. The future is now.

  • NASA hopes the Dragon MK2 will be ready to ferry astronauts between the ISS and the surface of the Earth by 2017 or 2018
  • Spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back
  • Dragon V2 can “just refuel with propellant, and fly again”
  • The Dragon V2 can autonomously dock with ISS
  • Dragon V2 is able to land anywhere on Earth with the “accuracy of a helicopter”
  • Features the first ever 3D printed spacecraft engines
  • Spacecraft can loose two of it’s propulsive landing engines and still land safely


I said it earlier and I’ll say it again - a spaceship with leather seats! Dragon V2 marks a significant upgrade on an already advanced vehicle. As Elon Musk said last night, “This is how a 21st century spaceship should be.”


Beautiful in more ways than one: Survival rates of childhood cancers, 1950-2010

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I shall reblog whenever I see this….

the amount of perfection in that paragraph makes my heart happy.

I’m a Christian and I support this message.

i think i’m crying that’s so perfect

There’s also the fact that the reason Jesus died on the cross was so that Christians no longer had to follow the laws of the Old Testament.

By denying homosexuals the right to marry because of what it says in Leviticus, you are basically saying that Jesus’ sacrifice WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.


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What One Product Makes the Most Money For Each Nation? Check This Map »

This is actually interesting as it demonstrates the economic global hierarchy that defines modern imperialism (the highest stage of capitalism). Despite the end of the overtly-colonial era, Africa, for instance, largely remains a source of raw materials that get exported to the wealthier economies, such as EU and the U.S., where they are used in the manufacture of more profitable finished commodities.

Pakistan is the second largest exporter of textiles in the world~


20% of Americans can’t afford food for a proper diet. This ranks lower than all of Europe except Hungary & Estonia.