Profitable franchises need growth and termination

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Termination is a necessarily element of successful franchises, say researchers. Franchises are the dominant retail model in the United States, and underpinning their success are franchisors who grow a network of franchisees who use their own resources to open […]

SpaceX Reportedly Paid $250,000 to Silence Sexual Allegations Against Elon Musk

In response to a particularly deranged Elon Musk tweet earlier today, one user made the bold prediction that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO was “definitely having a meltdown because he knows a story about him being a pedophile is about to come out.” The hunch turned out to be correct just hours later, when Insider dropped an […]

Creating New Countries in the Future will be Challenging at Best

Would the world be better off with relatively more countries or relatively fewer countries? Are the countries we see across the world meeting the needs of the world and their citizens? Should we celebrate or be concerned about the formation of new countries? Most people will likely go along with the argument that creating new […]

CONTRARY BRIN: More science please!

It’s a busy season. Spring is springing with hot ferocity and I am back to giving speeches and consults about The Future, sometimes boarding airplanes and others via video. Including a coming meeting of NASA’s Innovative & Advanced Concepts program – (NIAC). Which brings us around to science. Yes, amind ructions of war and insurrection and […]

3D Bioprinting: Eradicating Transplantation Waiting Lists And Testing Drugs On Living Tissues

From time to time, news arises about 3D-printed organs. On such occasions, people usually think that a machine can already create readily available, implantable human organs. However, the reality is far from this optimistic image.  Researchers worldwide are working on possible solutions: from a group that printed a miniature kidney, through technological solutions like BioAssemblyBot we […]

Elon Musk Describes Tesla Differences and Advantages

Elon Musk describes Tesla differences and advantages. This was highlighted with commentary from Dave Lee. Typical OEMs (car makers) just assemble car parts made by suppliers and may make the engine.Other carmakers do not write their own software.OEMs use a car dealer network to sell and service their cars. Tesla sells and services all of […]

A 590-Foot-Tall Dam in China Will Be Built Entirely by Robots

As the world rushes to stop burning fossil fuels and implement more renewable sources of power, there’s a lot of hype around solar and wind. While they’re comparatively easier to get up and running, these energy sources don’t have nearly the same output capacity—or consistency—as hydropower. China is investing big in all of the above, […]

What should parents know about hepatitis in kids?

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. If you’re a parent who is worried about the sudden—and unusually high—number of acute hepatitis cases in children, you’re not alone. But medical experts say there is no need for panic. Instead, they recommend that physicians and parents educate […]

NASA Alarmed That Astronauts’ Spacesuits Keep Filling Up With Water

The suits are officially off the table until they figure out what went wrong. Watery Grave The spacesuits that allow astronauts to venture outside of the International Space Station have been declared “no-go” for upcoming spacewalks. That’s because the suits’ helmets keep filling with excess water, a potentially life threatening scenario astronauts have been battling […]

The Future of Crypto Ecosystems and their Mainnets

The Birth and Emergence of New Utility Tokens At any given time, there are over 20,000 developers working on cryptocurrency platforms. Most new cryptocurrencies are developed on top of another existing mainnet, in a safe “testnet” environment. The testnet development is walled off from the active functions running on that mainnet by use of a […]