Category Archives: Extreme

Prison Recycling

Federal Government Runs Prison Recycling People are often surprised to learn that our federal government operates prison-based recycling plants. UNICOR, a company that is wholly-owned by the federal Department of Justice, operates several businesses within the federal prison system, including electronics recycling in seven federal prisons. Founded in 1934 as a work program to keep…
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A Reason Civilization May Collapse…

We’re in the midst of fevered discussions about communications and security. Cybertarian campaigners want to stop collusion between corporations and governments to intercept citizen chat; attention-grabbing adolescents at Anonymous want to disrupt murderers who dislike mockery of their principal prophet and the gilt-edged grown-ups in national security services want to listen in on plans to…
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Disgraceful European Barbarians Practice Archaic Hiring Discrimination

A government commission in the UK has found that that nation’s top businesses use “unacknowledged ‘poshness tests’” when hiring, rather than hiring candidates from all social classes equally. Savages. “Jolly Olde England?” More like “A Backwards Lande of Discrimination That Has Been Cast Away Among Truly Civilized Citizens of the Worlde.” The Guardian reports on…
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Excess Logic on CNN Newsroom Live Report to reward $100,000

Excess Logic is looking to reward $100,000 to the owner of an Apple-1 computer A Silicon Valley based surplus equipment liquidation and recycling company; Excess Logic is looking for the anonymous lady who dropped off an Apple-1 computer to reward her $100,000.   Please Share This Video to help find the lady to reward her…
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Excess Logic on NBC to give $100,000 back to the owner of Apple 1 computer

A Silicon Valley based surplus equipment liquidation and recycling company; Excess Logic is looking for the mysterious lady who dropped off an Apple-1 computer to give her the $100,000 back. A month ago, an anonymous lady around 60-70 years of age came to Excess Logic’s recycling center in Milpitas, CA and dropped off a couple…
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“Very High Levels Of Arsenic” Found In Some Of California’s Top Selling Wines

One of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world, and one that is perceived as a “healthier” (because it is rich in antioxidants) option compared to other alcoholic beverages, is coming under scrutiny in California. More than two dozen vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming that their wines contain “dangerously high levels ofinorganic arsenic.”…
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Astronomers: Dark matter may interact with itself

It turns out dark matter may not be entirely dark after all. A team of astronomers have determined that dark matter may interact with itself, and can even be observed doing so, in a way other than through the force of gravity. Using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope array in Chile, along…
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Breaking News: Over-Unity Reactionless Generator Invented In India

“Ere many generations pass; our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe.” – Nikola Tesla A Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) has been invented by Paramahamsa Tewari, electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India. His background includes engineering project management for construction of…
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These 14 Photos Capture How Polluted China Has Become, And It’s Terrifying…

From the trash-strewn Great Wall of China to oil-filled lakes, this land and its people are suffering from the effects of unsustainable industrialized living In case you haven’t heard, China has declared war on pollution, as rates of environmental toxicity are beyond tolerable and are negatively affecting its population. As reported by NationalInterest, the first thing you…
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Revolutionary graphene polymer batteries charging 10 minutes to run 1000 km

According to a report from a Chinese website, The Spanish Graphenano, along with the University of Cordoba and Grabat Energy, developed a polymeric graphene battery, especially suited for electric cars, that will be cheaper and lighter than conventional batteries and will run 1000km on a 10 minute charge. Graphenano claims that this revolutionary battery will…
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NASA Scientist Warns “California Has One Year Of Water Left”

Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well. As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was…
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Boeing invents four-part reusable satellite launch vehicle

Taking even small payloads into orbit is expensive, thanks in large part to the use of expendable rockets to break the bonds of gravity. Companies like SpaceX are working on reusable rocket technology that could carry cargo and people into space, but Boeinghas just filed a patent for an alternative method. Being’s new reusable launch…
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TSMC announces lithography milestone as EUV moves closer to production

TSMC and ASML have announced a key milestone in extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) tech this week at the 2015 SPIE conference (SPIE is an international professional society for photonics and optics). The two companies announced that TSMC has managed to expose more than 1,000 wafers in a 24-hour period using an ASML NXE:3300B EUV system in a…
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9 AMERICAN HABITS I LOST WHEN I MOVED TO GERMANY

1. Idle chit chat During my first days of work in Germany, I made sure to be super friendly to all of my coworkers. Whenever anyone passed me in the hallway, I would grin maniacally, wave, and yelp, “Hi! How’s your day going?” The responses ranged from bemused looks to a total lack of reply.…
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Why Apple should build its own car

Can Apple build a new car? It’s no more laughable than the idea that Apple, or Radio Shack, could create a personal computer infrastructure in the 1970s and challenge the dominance of IBM mainframes or Digital Equipment Corp. minicomputers. Multiple published reports of the past week say Apple has hired hundreds of people known for automotive…
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Nanowire breakthrough could recycle vehicle exhaust, improve car efficiency

A group of researchers at Sandia National Labs have announced a major step forward in thermoelectric nanowires, hopefully paving the way for new types of efficiency-boosting mechanisms in internal combustion engines. The team’s long-term goal is to use nanowire construction to capture heat from the exhaust system and use it to power in-vehicle sensors and…
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Mercedes-Benz May Have The Best Ad Of Super Bowl XLIX: Video

The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare gets a fresh, modern spin in Mercedes-Benz’s ad for Super Bowl XLIX. The tortoise is still the winner, but this time he doesn’t rely on the hare falling asleep but rather the pace of the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. In the 60-second spot, we see the…
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China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel

China’s Chang’e lunar probe dynasty is already having a great year. The Chang’e 3 lunar lander surpassed all expectations last week to emerge from its 14th hibernation while the Chang’e 5-T1 just completed its transfer from the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 into a stable orbit around the Moon. Chang’e 3’s main mission was only to…
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Sequoia Supercomputer Breaks 1 Million Core Barrier

The Stanford Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) has set a new record in computational science, using the Sequoia supercomputer with more than one million computing cores to solve a complex fluid dynamics problem — he prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine.  Installed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)  Sequoia was named the most…
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How One Startup Just Changed the Game in the Internet of Things

We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products…
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What is the real range of an electric car? Tesla helps us find the answer.

The last few years have been very kind to electric cars, mostly thanks to the ice-breaking carried out by the Toyota Prius hybrid, and then the runaway success of Tesla’s Model S. Excess Logic congratulates you with New 2015 Year and wishes you Happy New Year and good luck. We continue reposting interesting articles. We trying to…
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The first human brain-to-brain interface has been created. In the future, will we all be linked telepathically?

International researchers are reporting that they have built the first human-to-human brain-to-brain interface, allowing two humans — separated by the internet — to consciously communicate with each other, with no additional sensory cues. One researcher, attached to a brain-computer interface (BCI) in India, successfully sent words into the brain of another researcher in France, who was wearing a…
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Molten salt nuclear reactor that eats radioactive waste gets funded

Nuclear power was the resurgent darling of the energy industry just a few years ago as concerns over global warming mounted. Then there was the disastrous meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi plant in central Japan, which will continue to affect residents for years to come. In the wake of this event, nuclear plants in Japan and Germany…
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By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs

According to a new report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, “robotic sex partners will become commonplace” by 2025. A large portion of the report also focuses on how AI and robotics will impact both blue- and white-collar workers, with about 50% of the polled experts stating that…
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Astronauts find living organisms clinging to the International Space Station, and aren’t sure how they got there

During a spacewalk intended to clean the International Space Station, Russian astronauts took samples from the exterior of the station for a routine analysis. The results of the experiment were quite surprising. Astronauts expected to find nothing more than contaminants created by the engines of incoming and outgoing spacecraft, but instead found that living organisms were clinging…
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