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Domain Registrar NameCheap.com Now Accepting Bitcoin As Payment

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Domains, Technology

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Want to buy domain names or web hosting but only have a (virtual) pocket full of change?

You’re in luck! Alexa top 1,000 website and ICANN accredited registrar NameCheap.com is now accepting crypto-currency as a legitimate form of payment, putting it on par with PayPal, Google CheckOut, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Arcology: Solution to Overpopulation?

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Social Media, Technology

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Overpopulation and energy consumption are two of the biggest dilemmas facing mankind today. The planet’s population is growing exponentially, and at a rate unlike any other time in human history. How are we going to feed these people, where are they going to live? There’s a few projects underway that address this dire issue.

Nuclear Medicine: Patch Kills Common Skin Cancer

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Science, Technology

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Doctors were successful in the implementation of a new form of skin cancer treatment; a patch that can be worn on the skin. Many people don’t realize that human skin is actually an organ, and is capable of ‘breathing’ and absorption. The patch contained a radioactive isotope or radionuclide, phosphorus-32.

In the study, subjects were exposed to the radionuclide patch for three hours, thrice during one week. 80% of the subjects tested had unsightly tumors from their face completely eliminated via this easy radiation treatment. This breakthrough could provide an amazing alternative to expensive and difficult surgery or radiotherapy.