Tesla Buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and High-tech Bling

Tesla Buys $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin

Tesla’s move into bitcoin represents an investment of a significant percentage of its cash in the investment.

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  • Tesla announced in an SEC filing Monday that it has bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin.
  • The company also said it would start accepting bitcoin as a payment method for its products.
  • CEO Elon Musk has been credited for raising the prices of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, through his messages on Twitter.

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Author:  CNBC, Steve Kovach   Read: 2 min

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New Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery

Imagine that you’re out for a jog. As you exercise, your body heats up, and that heat will radiate out to the cool air around you. Xiao’s device captures that flow of energy rather than letting it go to waste.  Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.

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Author: University of Colorado  Read: 5 min

Oldest DNA from Poop, Contains a Neanderthals Microbiome

The microbiome, or our gut, is thought to be our second brain.   Interesting take-aways from a recent discovery of the microbiome of a neanderthal from thousands of years ago. 

In the end, the world’s only known Neanderthal poop tells us something interesting but not terribly surprising: Neanderthals were a lot like us. “We were expecting this overall, as the two lineages are very close from the evolutionary point of view,” Candela told Ars. 

Author: Arstechnica Read: 7 min.

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NASA’s Mars Rover – “Perseverance” – to Land on Feb. 18th

Watch this stunning animation to see how Perseverance will make its Mars entry, sky crane and landing.

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