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While Captain America has his shield and the god Thor wields hishammer Mjolnir, Iron Man is pretty much defined by his armor. However, Tony Stark's Iron Man suit isn't made from a secret vibranium-based alloy nor is it adivine godlyrelic. The Iron Man suit is a work of cutting-edge technology and like all tech, it must evolve with the times or riskbecoming obsolete.

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As a futurist, Tony Stark hasprobably strip-mined several major veins of ore to build all his Iron Man armors. But before he developedsuch famed suits as the Hulkbuster armor andEXTREMIS, he builthis firstMark I armor with crude tools from salvaged munitions while held captiveby insurgents. Here are ten facts about the Mark I that only a genius like Tony Stark could know:

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Tony Stark is basically the Steve Jobs of WMDs. As a teenager, he built revolutionary weapons in his dad's garage, reinventing the scienceof micromunitions with his new miniaturized bomblets, then growinghis fortune by developing new military contracts. While abroad to help advise military operations in the field and oversee American troops using his tech, a bomb went off, sending shrapnel jagging into his chest. He was seizedby enemy combatants, taken alive, but slowly dying from his wounds.

Tony's captors wanted himto build them weapons before he died of his wounds. He built the first Iron Man suit instead, using it tofight his way to freedom. Eventually, he'd made other newer armors. But for a very long time, Tony continued to fight wearing his original Mark I Iron Man armor that he built in captivity.

Iron Man is a founding member of the Avengers. Alongside Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor, the billionaire inventedhelped establish the greatest superhero team in the Marvel Universe. Unlike the other heroes, Tony Stark had no powers. He was just a smart rich unpowered guy ina fancy metal suit.

When he first helped start the Avengers, his armored suit wasn't even all that cutting edge. In fact, when he joined up with the other heroes, he was still wearing the Mark I, the least sophisticatedof all his armors. Still, even thoughit had beenmade with crude tools and leftover parts, it was good enough to make him one of Earth's mightiest heroes.

Just how high- or low-tech the original Mark I is supposed to be depends on who is writing Iron Man at any given moment. Given that the armored Avenger made his debut in Tales of Suspense issue 39 (way back in 1963!) there was not exactly a lot of digital technology around at the time, suggesting his first suit might be an analog armor. Even recent retcons describe his suit as a piece of equipment so unsophisticated he can operate it after taking extreme brain damage.

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However, in the original Tales of Suspense story, it's revealed that the Mark I can actually read brain waves! That kind of technology would make the Iron Man armora brilliant invention by even the most modern standards, showing just how geniusTony Stark really is.

As a weapons designer, Tony Stark hasplenty ofblood on his hands. During the "EXTREMIS" storyline which updated his origin story, a reporter informed Tony that 18% of theseedpod bombs which he made for the Air Force had failed to fire at the proper time, resulting in detonations that killed civilian children across the Theater of War.

When Tony Stark invented the Mark I, it saved his life from the shrapnel burying its way toward his heart. It was the first time he ever made something that saved a life. After that, he became a superhero to help others and began using his wealth to philanthropically do the same.

Another tidbit revealed in the "EXTREMIS" story that had profound implications was that Tony Stark had already come up with the ideafor a protective exosuit which he pitched to the military long before actually making the Mark I. He called it the "Iron Man Project" and Yinsen--the medical futurist who helped save his life--was present at a conference where he described the idea.

This explains why he could build the armor so quickly. A genius like Tony already knew how the exosuit had to work, so it was just a matter of constructing something whose plans he'd already designed.

When the Mark I made its debutin Tales of Suspense, Iron Man seemed like more of a horror character than a superhero, his iron-grey armor transforming him from a charismatic handsome playboy into a mechanical inhuman monster, a humuicular golem whose life was saved at the expense of humanity. When hereappeared in the next issue, the character actually scared away the people he was tryingto save.

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Wanting to be a symbol of hope instead of an object of fear, he repainted the Mark I with a new gold finish. Almost every future suit would include gold along with thesignature "hot rod red."

In recent stories about Iron Man, the character's origin has been retconned so that he was abducted in Afghanistan, but originally, Tony Stark wasn't in the Middle East at all. He was captured by guerrillas in Vietnam.

There are many reasons to update this origin. For one, the Vietnam War is now decades older than the in-universe age of Tony Stark (who seems to be in his early 40s). The original portrayal of Iron Man in Vietnam involved some really uncomfortable stereotypical depictions of Asian characters, heavy-handed anti-communist propaganda, and dated views on the war.

During the "Extremis" storyline, several key changes occurred, including the previously-mentioned update of Tony Stark's origins. The story explored how futuristsrely on major corporations and military contracts for funding. After being mortally wounded, Tony used the newly-made EXTREMISserum to rewrite his DNA, storing parts of the Iron Man suit in the hollows of his bones.

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This story marked the point where Tony Stark becamea true futurist, a superhero powered by his own inventions! A few years later, he would have to downgrade that technology.After storing sensitive information on his brain'shard drive, he began towipe his brain clean to keep that datafrom being accessed by the villainNorman Osborn. He couldn't operate his more advanced armors like that. However, even with half a brain, he could use the Mark I.

When Tony Stark took up his original Mark I while being hunted by Norman Osborn, he knew it was only a matter of time before the villain came after him. After all, Osborn was in charge of Earth's security at the time--a position that Starkhad previously held.

Osborn repurposed one of the more recent Iron Man suits to make a new identity for himself as Iron Patriot--the red, white, and blue warmonger who used the colors of American patriotism to legitimize his Stasi-esquegangsterism. When Iron Patriotfinally caught up with Iron Man, the hero tried fighting him off while wearing the antiquated Mark I. Surprisingly, the old suit held up for quite a while as it was assaulted with a full bombardment fromthe newer mech.

That Iron Man would build gadgets into his suit should surprise no one. However, in the Silver Age, the Mark I seemed less like a streamlined exosuit and more like something out of theInspector Gadget cartoons.

Some of thesegadgets included a miniature saw in his fingertips, a hose that shotoil, and a radio jamming device that both created noise interference andallowed Iron Man to hijack speaker systems to speak through them at a distance. While these were fun in the Silver Age, the comics are better for having moved past them.

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Japan Just Unveiled a Supercar Made out of Wood – Futurism

Wooden Car

Japan just unveiled its vision for the car of the future and its made from wood.

Specifically, the cars entire body and much of its structural tub are made of cellulose nanofiber, a super-strong, super-light material derived from plants.

Twenty-two groups contributed to creating the vehicle, which Japans Ministry of the Environment unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show this week but based on what we know so far, the wooden car is far from road ready.

The wooden car certainly looks futuristic, with its butterfly doors and sharp angles. But its hard to say just how close the vehicle comes to the teams stated goal of a 10 percent weight reduction, and detailsabout whats under the hood are hard to come by.

Carscoops did report that the vehicle is thought to feature a hydrogen fuel cell and have a top speed capped at a mere 12 mph (20 km/h). If thats true, it seems this car is an extremely early concept unless, of course, Japan envisions people driving very, very slowly in the future.

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Futurist predicts well be cyborgs in 4th industrial revolution – NEWS.com.au

Over the years many young Australians have been urged to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM for short but one Sydney futurist has some very different advice.

With technology playing an increasing role in our lives, its not surprising that many in the industry and within government have urged young people to engage with the concepts that look set to change their lives.

Skills shortages in areas like cyber security, data and software development could also lead many to think they taking a smart path and training for jobs with a future.

However, futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson has a slightly different view.

For the last 13 years, Mr Sorman-Nilsson has consulted with some of the biggest companies in the world including Facebook, Apple and Mercedes Benz, helping them to understand how to future-proof their businesses.

When it comes to the jobs of the future, Mr Sorman-Nilsson said people should think deeply about the skills that would be needed.

Dont listen to the Government when it says to only learn code and STEM, he told news.com.au.

Computers can do logic and maths better than a human.

Mr Sorman-Nilsson believes embracing technology is important but parents should be encouraging their children to also improve their skills in areas that computers werent good at, such as creativity and emotional intelligence.

Theyve got to recognise that human and creative qualities really need to be nurtured to differentiate them in the future, he said.

Re-engineering Australia (REA) executive chairman Dr Michael Myers agreed with Mr Sorman-Nilsson and said the focus of education should be on lifelong learning and how to use knowledge.

REA consults with industry and runs STEM programs in public and private schools around the country. Mr Myers said tools like Google have made it easy for people gain access to information and it was now about developing the skills to understand and apply that knowledge.

Its about analytical problem solving and communication, he said.

Kids still need to learn maths and science but only in context, he said.

Mr Myer said industry was overwhelmingly asking for soft or enterprise skills.

The skills that people want are about team work, collaboration, communication, problem solving and innovation.

WE ARE ALREADY IN A FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

It is Mr Sorman-Nilssons view that the world is already in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution described by the founder of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, as potentially challenging ideas about what it means to be human.

Mr Sorman-Nilsson believes weve lived through a third revolution marked by the rise of computers and is predicting the next change will merge physical, digital and biological worlds.

In the years to come, the world will look like a hugely different place, where humanity and technology merge like never before, Mr Sorman-Nilsson said.

Science fiction is fast becoming science fact.

Mr Sorman-Nilsson said people had already started to evolve into cyborgs, whose mental and physical abilities were being extended courtesy of technology like artificial limbs and the cochlear implant, a device that is surgically implanted into a persons inner ear to help people hear better.

The development and popularity of these tech fixes will only continue to gather speed with some fascinating results.

Mr Sorman-Nilsson believes eventually we will embrace these technological enhancements so much we will evolve into transhumans.

In order to adapt to this new future, Mr Sorman-Nilsson believes people need to stop thinking of humans as humans, and robots as robots.

Getting rid of the us versus them mentality can make the changes feel less intimidating, and he believes this will allow people to focus on how technology is being developed by transhumans for transhumans.

This may sound like a wild idea, but Mr Sorman-Nilsson believes humans need to get used to concepts like this if they are going to thrive in the future.

GET CURIOUS ABOUT THE FUTURE TO SURVIVE

The integration of technological and physical systems will also be seen in our homes.

Samsung already has a $6000 smart fridge with built-in cameras that can be accessed remotely and a touchscreen that can be used for watching TV and ordering groceries. Nespresso has developed a coffee machine that can be controlled using a smartphone.

Eventually. fridges will be able to order milk automatically when supplies are running low, and coffee machines will be smart enough to start a morning brew after being alerted by someones wearable device they have woken early.

It might seem futuristic but these things already exist in the world, Mr Sorman-Nilsson said.

Its been said the future is already here, its just being distributed unevenly.

These developments could have positive and negative consequences, and Mr Sorman-Nilsson said it was important to be aware of privacy settings and to change passwords frequently.

Recently, a casino in the US was hacked and real money was lost because a hacker broke in using the internet connected fish tank, he said.

Many worry that humans are headed for a dystopian future, but Mr Sorman-Nilsson said it could equally be a utopia for those who embraced it.

In many ways this revolution could be very disruptive for individuals or companies not adapted to change, he said.

But it could also be the greatest time to be alive if you are adapted, willing to change and evolve to a new reality.

Some potential advantages of the technological changes include allowing businesses to be able to be global from day one.

Factories of the future could use virtual reality to predict potential problems on production lines and avoid accidents. Autonomous cars could also reduce deaths due to human error.

If your car breaks down, rather than waiting three weeks for a new part to be shipped from overseas, it may be possible to 3D print a new part. The rise of 3D printing could also lead to organs being printed using human stem cells.

In every industry Mr Sorman-Nilsson said people should get curious about the humanising impact of technologies.

Hes noticed the more his clients learn about new products, the more excited they become about the potential.

I think one of the first things we should do is to learn about technology and not be worried about it, he told news.com.au.

Even just watching a few sci-fi movies might help to get people used to concepts around artificial intelligence. Playing with technologies can also help.

Its hard to learn to think about a computer without ever having used a computer, he said.

Go to an Apple store, attend a workshop and find out how consumer technologies can improve your life. Experiment.

Get serious about technology and learn more about it.

ANDERS EXPERT TIPS ON PLANNING FOR THE REVOLUTION:

Be open to unlearning everything you know

Shift from a reactive mindset to a proactive one. Analyse how automation and technology will impact your industry. This can lead to simple corrections, such as business owners changing the types of training staff are doing.

Stop thinking of humans as humans, and robots as robots

By understanding that people have already started to evolve into cyborgs, whose mental and physical abilities are being improved through technology and artificial limbs etc, the transition can be less intimidating.

Think more about the past to change the future

New technologies have the potential to fix issues that have posed a problem in the past. For example, 3D printing can allow car parts to be printed at lower cost, and companies like Ford are already using this technology. People and companies should be reassessing whether problems they have struggled with in the past can now be fixed and to start realising that every company is now a technology company.

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Idiots Are Trying to Run Themselves Over With Their Own Teslas – Futurism

Dumb Summon

Teslas Smart Summon feature, which lets cars navigate themselves in parking lots, isnt even out of beta yet. But Tesla owners are already using it in some mind-bogglingly stupid ways, Electrek reports.

In a video uploaded to YouTube account Dirty Tesla, a Model 3 owner tries to walk in front of his vehicle while the Smart Summon feature is activated. Luckily, the Model 3s cameras spot him the first time. On the second time around, the vehicle appears to almost roll over his toes while he approaches it from the cars blind spot.

This is and we nor Tesla should have to tell you this a bad idea.

In the release notes of Teslas Version 10 update,which includes the Smart Summon feature, Tesla points out that you are still responsible for your car and must monitor it and its surroundings at all times within your line of sight because it may not detect all obstacles.

Drivers are already reporting minor fender benders as a result of Summon. Twitter user David Guajardo even had somebody crash into his Model 3s bumper while he was Smart Summon-ing his vehicle in a parking lot. His insurance claim could turn into a real headache.

Other party thinks that I was actually driving because I ran to my car before he got out, he wrote in a follow-up tweet.

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Astronomers Just Found the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe – Futurism

Old Ones

Astronomers just spotted a protocluster of galaxies that are older than any others in the known universe.

The discovery only recently became possible, because the light given off by the galaxies stars reached Earth after making an epic 13-billion-light-year journey across the universe, Live Science reports. The ancient group is just about 800 million years younger than the universe itself and its unexpected behavior could shed light on how the cosmoshave changed over the past 13 billion years.

In tightly-packed galaxy clusters, star formation tends to be stunted the most active galaxies tend to be more spread out. But the opposite seems to have happened in this ancient cluster, according to research published Monday in The Astrophysical Journal, with 15 times more star density than expected.

The twelve galaxies that make up the newly-discovered protocluster seem to have been hotbeds of stellar activity, back in the early days of the universe, Live Science reports but thelarge, international team ofresearchers behind the discovery havent yet figured out why.

That mystery aside, Live Science reports that the very fact that such a dense group of galaxies could long ago upends how astronomers thought the cosmos worked.

These results will be a key for understanding the relationship between clusters and massive galaxies, University of Tokyo researcher Masami Ouchi, who contributed to the discovery, said in a press release.

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Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce: Charting the course – Torrington Register Citizen

Join us as we host Charting the Course Through Demographic Change presented by Ken Gronbach on Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Chatterleys Banquet Facility, 371 Pinewoods Road, Torrington.

Ken Gronbach is a gifted keynote speaker and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing. Come explore the common sense, but very counter-intuitive and fascinating realm of demography.

Let Gronbach bring you into his world of counting people. His understanding of worldwide demographics, fertility, migration, aging, immigration and dying have enabled him to forecast societal, political, economic, cultural and commercial phenomena with uncanny accuracy.

What nations are demographically doomed? How will the workforces change? What is the future of communications? How will our childrens children get their education? Will big data change marketing and branding forever? What is the fate of mass media? What countries and continents are demographically positioned to excel?

Learn this and more from Ken Gronbachs presentation.

The cost is $30 per person which includes a full breakfast. Reservations are required. RSVP at http://www.nwctchamberofcommerce.org/calendar . Sponsored by Connecticut Department of Labor Office of Workforce Competitiveness and Northwest Hills Council of Governments.

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Here’s the First-Ever Pic Of "Cosmic Web" Connecting All Galaxies – Futurism

Cosmic Links

For the first time, scientists have directly observed something called the cosmic web, a vast network of hydrogen channels believed to connect all the galaxies in the universe.

Astrophysicists were able to spot the cosmic megastructure lurking between galaxies 12 billion light years away in the Aquarius constellation, The Guardian reports. Not only is a landmark scientific breakthrough, but the confirmation of the webs existence lends credibility to a particular hypothesisabout how galaxies came to be.

As the story goes, the Big Bang flooded the newly-formed universe with clouds of hydrogen gas that eventually collapsed into sheets and filament-shaped structures. The points at which those filaments of the cosmic web met became formation sites for galaxies that fed on the hydrogen to form stars.

This particular hypothesis has long been supported by computer simulations, but the direct observations of new galaxies forming along the cosmic web serve as much-needed tangible evidence, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science.

Before this, scientists had only spotted an occasional gas cloud extending outward from a galaxy, The Guardian reports. Finding the particularly-dim filaments themselves required the ability to filter out the rest of the light in the cosmos.

This suggests very strongly that gas falling along the filaments under the force of gravity triggers the formation of starbursting galaxies and supermassive black holes, giving the universe the structure that we see today, lead researcher Hideki Umehata of the University of Tokyo told The Guardian.

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NASA’s Chief Scientist is Oddly Terrified By Finding Life on Mars – Futurism

Life on Mars

Chief scientist at NASA Jim Green believes werejust years away from finding life on Mars thanks to the agencys Mars rover and the European Space Agencys ExoMars Rover, both scheduled to launch in 2020.

If the missions find life, Green is terrified of the implications.

It will start a whole new line of thinking, he told The Telegraph. I dont think were prepared for the results. Ive been worried about that because I think were close to finding it and making some announcements.

Both rovers are planning to drillinto the Martian surface to take rock samples and analyze them for organic matter something that could indicate the presence of living organisms on the Red Planet. If all goes well, the Mars 2020 rover will eventually send tiny test-tubes of samples back to Earth.

Greens remarks come after ESA researchersannounced the first -ever evidence of a planet-wide groundwater system on Mars back in February water that could have allowed the planet to harbor life.

Evidence of organisms on Mars would raise a host of new questions about life beyond Earth, according to Green. Does life on Mars resemble life on Earth in any way? Could ithave jumped from planet to planet?

There is no reason to think that there isnt civilizations elsewhere, because we are finding exoplanets all over the place, told the paper.

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Here’s Why Elon Musk is Feuding With the Head of NASA – Futurism

On paper, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk should be the best of friends. Years of collaboration and hard work are about to pave the way for the long-awaited return of launching humans into space from American soil but instead of chumming it up, the duo are at each others throats.

The trouble started when Bridenstine released a statement on Friday a day before Musk took to the stage to present the latest Starship updates to complain about the lack of progress on SpaceXs contract to deliver astronauts into orbit with its Commercial Crew project. The implication, whether intended or unintended: stop showing off Starship and deliver the NASA-contracted Commercial Crew.

I am looking forward to the SpaceX announcement tomorrow, read Bridenstines statement. In the meantime, Commercial Crew is years behind schedule. NASA expects to see the same level of enthusiasm focused on the investments of the American taxpayer. Its time to deliver.

It was an unusual dig at SpaceX, which has been a close partner with NASA for years so unusualthat CNET even called Bridenstine a party pooper with this troll job.

SpaceXs Crew Dragon has made a decent amount of progress, making an uncrewed visit to the International Space Station in March and successfully completing an emergency escape system test earlier this month.

But things didnt always go that smoothly. In April, a massive explosion of the Crew Dragon capsule during an engine fire test represented a major setback.

There is no doubt the schedule will change, Bridenstine said of the Crew Dragon project at the time, according to Reuters. It wont be what was originally planned.

Demo-2, SpaceXs first crewed test flight to the ISS, is currently scheduled for no earlier than November, according to reports. The company has yet to announce a date officially.

But the beef between Musk and Bridenstine wasnt over yet. Things escalated further during a CNN Business interview with Musk following his presentation on Saturday. When asked about Bridenstines statement on Friday, he interrupted the question, shooting back did he say Commercial Crew or SLS? likely a dig at NASA for going way over budget and running years late in developing its own Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

A NASA spokeperson told Futurism that the agency actively supports SpaceX in developing Starship. But Bridenstines position and the exact reasoning behind his Friday statement remain unclear.

Bridenstine continues to emphasize that the return of launches of American astronauts, on American rockets and spacecraft, from American soil should be the top priority for NASAs commercial crew partners, the spokesperson said. SpaceX has leveraged NASAs expertise and test facilities for aerodynamic modeling and testing of Starship.

Plenty of questions remain unanswered about the strange back-and-forth. Besides, why did Bridenstine release his statement in the first place? Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica Eric Berger,a close industry observer, suggested it was simply a reflection of [Bridenstines] desire to see all NASA contractors meet their deadlines for government contracts according to a Friday tweetthat Bridenstine himself later retweeted.

Jim would happily embrace commercial space more, but his hands are to some extent tied by the Senate, Berger followed up on Twitter.

NASAs relationship with the current administration has been on a steady decline this year. The White House has approved some extra funds for NASAs Artemis mission to the Moon in 2024 but also claimed that the space agency was in no way ready to return American astronauts to the Moon.

NASA has stuck to its guns, with Bridenstine asking for an additional $1.6 billion in funding for Artemis back in May. Months later, Bridenstine is still lobbying for extra funds likely a great source of frustration for the NASA administrator.

So far, the Senate has approved only $1.2 million for all of NASAs exploration programs and only $744 million of the $1 billion NASA requested specifically for human lunar landers.

Meanwhile, NASAs Commercial Crew Program is making progress albeit slowly. NASA astronauts have been trying on SpaceXs sleek new flight suits for size, and testing emergency escape systems at the Kennedy Space Center.

The Bridenstine-Musk tiff shows that theres at least some tension between the private and public space industries one is building a shiny stainless steel rocket to get to Mars, while the other is stuck lobbying Congress for taxpayer money.

This story has been updated with a comment from a NASA spokesperson.

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The Great Thinkers | Nikola Tesla: The futurist behind electrifying inventions – An-Nahar

When Nikola Tesla was born in present-day Croatia on the stormy night of July 10, 1856, its said that the midwife thought of the lightning as a bad omen and that he will be a child of darkness, to which, interestingly enough, his mother replied: No. He will be a child of light.

His career went from rags to riches, a rollercoaster of breathtaking successes and monumental failures that irreversibly ignited a world of wireless communications and electromagnetism.

His mother was also an inventor as she invented household appliances while raising her five children. Her hobby spurred Teslas interest in electrical invention, and its said that he inherited her sharp photographic memory.

As a child, Tesla was so brilliant in solving hard mathematical problems that he was accused of cheating at school. He trained for an engineering career at the Johann Rudolph Glauber Realschule Karlstadt in Germany, the Austrian Polytechnic Institute in Graz and the Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague during the 1870s.

At Graz, he first saw the Gramme dynamo that operated as a generator and became an electric motor when reversed, so he tried to conceive a way to use alternating current (AC) to advantage. The AC motor introducedpower transmission by using two- or three-phase current.

After his fathers death, he left college after completing only one term.

He later moved to Budapest, where he became a chief electrician at the Central Telephone Exchange in 1880and was later promoted to an engineer. There, he was able to visualize the principle of the rotating magnetic field, so he developed plans for an introduction motor, his first step towards the usage of alternating current.

He was later hired as an engineer at the Continental Edison Company in Parisand constructed his first induction motor in 1883 in Strasbourg, France. However, the Edison Company didnt pay him the money he was promised, so he quit.

In 1884 and at the age of 28, he left Europe for the United States, with a letter of introduction to inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison, whose DC-based electrical works fast became the standard used around the country. After Edison hired him, he contributed to troubleshooting the companys efforts to create an urban power utility.

He was also approached in 1885 by investors who asked him to invent an arc lightning system in exchange for financing his newly founded Electric Light Company in New Jersey. The engineer was forced out of the company after he completed the work, left without any investment.

He and Edison also parted ways amidst a troubled business-scientific relationship.

Thereafter, he worked as a ditch digger for $2 a day during the 1886-1887 winter that he described as a period full of terrible headaches and bitter tears.

In 1887, Tesla received funding for his company by investors Alfred Brown and Charles Peck. Each of them owned one-third of the interests. Right after, he ventured in a Manhattan laboratory on creating his alternating current induction motor, the polyphase system, which solved various technical problems that formerly bedeviled other designs. This new polyphase system would now allow AC electricity to be transmitted over important distances.

With his technology patented, Tesla demonstrated his device to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (now the IEEE) at Columbia University in New York, in 1888. George Washington, head of the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, licensed Teslas invention for 25000$ in cash in May 1888, hired him and provided him with plus stock and royalties per horsepower for each motor, knowing that Westinghouse was seeking this type of inventions to integrate into his alternating-current power system.

During that time, the so-called War of the Currents opposed proponents of the alternating-current (AC) and those of the direct current (DC) over the two currents safety systems. The Tesla-Westinghouse approach eventually won out, proving that AC power was a workable and economical long-distance system.

Tesla also enjoyed a reputation as a philosopher, poet,and connoisseur and owes his creativity to the fact that he never married, as he once said: I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men. Single Tesla focused all his energy on invention, to the extent that he only slept two hours a night, always looking for a project to work on.

Wireless transmission of energy became his lifelong obsession in 1890, after he illuminated a vacuum tube wirelessly, with the energy being transmitted through air. He also developed the first neon and fluorescent illumination and took the first X-rays photographs.

In 1891, the same year Tesla became an American citizen, and based on the apparatus used in 1887 by the German experimentalist Heinrich Hertz, the Tesla Coil was originally developed as an induction coil to power Teslas new wireless lighting systems and is still used in radio and television technology today. The eponymous coil produces high-voltage, low-current, high-frequency alternating-current electricity.

Tesla conducted demonstrations of his AC system at the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where the Westinghouse Corporation was chosen to supply the lighting. The fair illuminated more light bulbs than could be found in the entire city of Chicago.

This success helped Westinghouse win the contract to be the first to generate electrical power at Niagara Falls, a model that made the first AC hydroelectric power plants in the States.

In 1898, Tesla publicly demonstrated at the Electrical Exposition in New York City his automaton technology by controlling a model boat with a remote control, which could be best described by the term robot, which was not introduced until 1920 by Czech playwright Karel apek. This radio-controlled boat model is the ancestor of todays remote-controlled drones.

A new geo-electrical phenomenon, the terrestrial stationary waves, was observed by Tesla in 1899 in Colorado, which later became the basis for his wireless communications and wireless energy transfer plans so they provide free energy worldwide. This discovery proved that the Earth could be used as a conductor that could resonate at a certain electrical frequency. To widen his testbase, he built a laboratory in Colorado, where he detected signals that he claimed were transmitted by an extraterrestrial source.

Before Tesla could perfect this scheme, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first radio message across the Atlantic in 1901, which drove Wall Street financiers to invest in Marconi and not Tesla.

By the end of 1901, the construction of the World-Wide Wireless System, known as Wardenclyffe Tower, had begun in Long Island, New York. The project was mainly leaning towards a massive transmission of free energy. However, the site had fallen into foreclosure in 1915.

Marconi and Ferdinand Braun won the 1909 Nobel Prize for physics in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy, which infuriated Tesla. He unsuccessfully sued Marconi in 1915, claiming infringement on his patents. In the same year, it was rumored that he and Edison would share the Nobel Prize. However, this never happened but he did receive numerous awards and honors in his lifetime, including the Edison Medal in 1917.

Tesla set wheels going round all over the world... What he showed was a revelation to science and art unto all time, said Professor A. E. Kennelly of Harvard University when the inventor received the Edison medal.

He also received a congratulatory letter from Einstein on his 75th birthday. Furthermore, Tesla played the part of a mad scientist in the popular imagination. He continued his research and turbine design, and at 81, he claimed to have completed a dynamic theory of gravity, which was never published.

The increasingly eccentric engineer died alone of coronary thrombosis on January 7, 1943, at the age of 86 in New York City, where he had lived for nearly 60 years. His ashes are now kept at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade and his nephew Sava Kosanovich inherited his papers, diplomas, letters, and laboratory notes.

Belgrade has an airport named after him, as does the worlds most famous electric car, and the SI-derived unit of magnetic flux density.

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine, Tesla once said, and one can hardly imagine a world without his contributions. Many of our technologies today would not have seen the light without him, such as the remote control, X-rays, laser, radio, and even robotics.

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Welcome to Annahars latest section The Great Thinkers. This profile series focuses on influential thinkers who have expanded humanitys web of knowledge and contributed largely to shaping the world we live in today.

This section aims to spread knowledge, encourage critical thinking, and popularize science and philosophy.

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Electronic and krautrock-inspired jazz from Germany collected on 2xLP – The Vinyl Factory

Published onSeptember 30, 2019

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Spanning from motorik rhythms to psychedelia and beyond.

A new compilation called Kraut Jazz Futurism is showcasing the sounds of electronic and krautrock-inspired jazz from Germany.

Read more: 10 essential Conny Plank records

Kraut Jazz Futurism features 17-tracks, including music by by Karaba, David Nesselhauf, and Torben Unit.

Helmed by Toy Tonics Mathias Modica, it follows TTs German new wave compilation Teutonik Disaster released earlier this year.

Head here for more info in advance of Kraut Jazz Futurisms 1st of November release on Kryptox and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

LP 1

Side A

1. Karaba Der Inder2. SALOMEA Magnolia Tree3. David Nesselhauf Space Station4. Shake Stew Shake The Dust5. Karl Hector & The Malcouns Orange Man

Side B

1. Stimming x Lambert The Little Giant2. Sissi Rada Acrasian Beat3. C.A.R. Dick Schaffrath4. Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra J Schleia

LP 2

Side C

1. Oracles That Was I2. Onom Ogemo and the Disco Jumpers Liquid Love3. Torben Unit Free (Get Your Self Together)4. JJ Whitefield 14/08

Side D

1. Niklas Wandt Balanphontanz in drei Schben2. Ralph Heidel // Homo Ludens The Flood3. Keope A Night In Bacalar4. Toresch El Fuego

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China Reveals Spacecraft Built to Ferry Astronauts to the Moon – Futurism

To the Moon

China just showed off the next-generation spacecraft it plans to use to send astronauts to the Moon and back, according to Space.com.

The China Academy of Space Technology released a promo video showing more details about the spacecraft, which is designed to house up to five astronauts. The 30-foot, fully reusable spacecraft has a maximum mass ofabout 22 tons at liftoff.

China has successfully launched astronauts into space in the past, but never beyond Earths orbit. To this day, the U.S. remains to be the only country to have sent astronauts all the way to the Moon.

Chinas space program has been using the Soyuz-derived Shenzhou spacecraft to carry astronauts to low-Earth orbit since 2003. The last launch of the Shenzhou 11 capsule was in 2016.

The first uncrewed test flight of the next-generation spacecraft will take place in the first half of 2020, according to Chinese authorities.

The U.S. is also working hard on returning humans to the Moon. SpaceX recently showed off the latest prototype of its Starship, while NASA recently tested the abort system of its Orion deep orbit spacecraft.

READ MORE: This Is Chinas New Spacecraft to Take Astronauts to the Moon (Photos) [Space.com]

More on Moon missions: SpaceX Unveils Massive Starship Prototype Design

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‘Learn to Grow Pawpaws’: A talk with Neal Peterson – Martha’s Vineyard Times

On Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4 pm, the West Tisbury library will present pawpaw guru Neal Peterson to tell the fascinating story of his decades-long efforts to perfect the pawpaw, North Americas largest native fruit. According to a press release, his focus now is to bring this to the attention of the agricultural community, and have us taste the six varieties he has developed. The tasting will follow the talk. This event is presented by Island Grown Initiative. Free and open to the public.

Neal Peterson lives in West Virginia, and has crisscrossed the Eastern U.S. in search of the perfect pawpaw for more than 40 years. He has a masters degree in plant genetics from West Virginia State University, and tasted his first pawpaw in 1975. He has chosen six pawpaw varieties as the finest out of the 1,800 trees he has trialed over his career. Neal will discuss growth, production, and his hopes for popularizing this delicious fruit.

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Police haven’t caught his sister’s killer, so Ed Peterson is trying to solve the case himself – CBC.ca

Ed Peterson doesn't want to talk in the common area of the temporary modular housing complex where he lives in Surrey.

"Come over here," he said. "I want to show you something."

His legs are sore, swollen and freshly bandaged from a recent injury, so he needs a walker to make it to the window. When he gets there, Peterson, 59, points to the vacant lot across the street and cries.

"That's where it happened," he said. "She was lying right there."

For nearly seven years, Peterson has tried to do what police haven't been able to bring his sister's killer to justice.

Now, he fears he's running out of time.

"Hopefully, someday, I'll get closure before I die, which might not be that far away," he said.

"My health is failing."

Janice Shore, a tiny woman with a squeaky voice, was badly beaten and left to die under a tree near 135A Street and 106 Avenue in the Whalley neighbourhood onDecember 2, 2012.

Shore, 45, spentmore than two months in a coma before shedied from her injuries onFeb.18, 2013, leaving behind two brothers and three grown children.

"I miss her so much," Peterson said. "I wish she was here to comfort me."

After Shore's death, Peterson turned into a detective, interviewing everyone he ran into.

MaryAnne Connor, a family friend who runs the outreach organization Nightshift Ministries, says Peterson came by every day to ask people for information.

"He was tenacious about sitting there and taking notes," Connor said.

After years of sifting through rumours and whispers, Peterson developed a theory about who is responsible for his sister's death.

He keeps most of what he's learned to himself becauseit'slargely based on hearsay and the person he believes is responsible for Shore's death, who is still at large, is dangerous.

Peterson also doesn't think the case is a top priority for police. "The police had a pretty good idea of who did it," he said.

"This is a very violent person and if there's ever a charge laid, I'd be surprised."

Cpl. Frank Jang, a spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, says investigators are still trying to find Shore's killer.

"The case remains an ongoing investigation and will neverbe closed until those responsibleare brought to justice," Jang said.

"It only takes one solidpiece of information to reignite an investigation and we are hopingthat those in the know will finally come forward."

Shore, who had mental health issues, moved to Surrey as a young woman after she was released from Riverview Hospitaland grew close to her brother.

The pair became soinseparable that people often mistook them for a married couple.

Shore was often seen panhandling and collecting bottles in Whalley, but she wasn't homeless. Peterson says they had a nice life together, sharing a home in a social housing complex in Whalley.

Peterson says they always ate well, especially when Shore made her favourite food French toast.

"She'd make enough to feed 20 people," he said. "Best roommate I ever had."

Whenever Peterson looks out the window at the lot where Shore was killed, which is often, he thinks about their home, their meals and whether an arrest will ever be made.

Peterson believes he knows the story behind his sister's death and police do, toobut he fears he'll be gone before anyone can prove it.

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Pianists Tagg and Peterson perform at Conn College Friday – theday.com

Four hands = 20 digits x two pianos x 88 keys. That seems a sensible formula for the musical possibilities of a piano duet presentation.

But if you're adding South African geniuses Kathleen Taggand Andre Peterson to the equation, forget any "rules" or "finite realities" and just let them intuitively interact and extrapolate and, to put it in terms Bach or Cedar Walton might've used, "sorta go harmonically nuts."

Tagg and Peterson, whose solo careers have been groundbreaking and visionary across the fields of jazz (Peterson), contemporary classical (Tagg), South African and improvisational, teamed in 2017 for the stunning and accurately named "When Worlds Collide" album. Now the duo is touring and performs Fridayat Connecticut College.

This concert, part of Conn's esteemedGuest Artist Series, should kick a hole in whatever your perception of "piano playing" might be, and the results will be as melodically pleasing as they are structurally amazing.

When Worlds Collide KathleenTagg and Andre Peterson, 7:30 p.m.Friday, Evans Hall, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London; $22, $20 seniors, $7 student with ID; (860) 439-2787, conncoll.edu.

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Oak Harbor’s Seree Peterson is thriving on OCU soccer squad – The Beacon

Seree Petersen, a four-year starter at Oak Harbor High School in both soccer and softball, has made a commitment to soccer and academics at Ohio Christian University.

BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR

Seree Petersen chose Ohio Christian University because it allowed her the opportunity to play soccer in college. But shes also grown to love the university and her fellow students, making for an ideal combination.

Petersen, a defender/midfielder, has started all three games for the Trail Blazers, who find themselves 1-2 in the young season.

I love it here. I dont think I couldve made a better choice, Petersen said. The team has grown so much compared to last year, it makes us so excited about what lies ahead.

I came here with my sister during my junior year of high school. The girls were so welcoming and God-loving. The coach was very open and honest. I got way more out of that than I thought I would. (The school) has a very good early childhood education program with 95% career placement.

OCU is a private university that has 3,300 students. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union and is located in Circleville, Ohio, 29 miles south of Columbus. The Trail Blazers compete in the NAIAs River States Conference, which includes colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Petersen, who was a four-year starter at Oak Harbor High School in both soccer and softball. She could have played softball in college if she wanted to, but instead chose soccer.)

I love practicing. You dont know what to expect, she said. Being with the team and doing the small things to improve is important. Its on the next level, its insane. Everyone is pushing each other to get better.

The sophomore is currently taking 18 credit hours, a full schedule that would be demanding for any student, let alone one playing a college sport. Petersen credits the faculty with being there to help.

In the classes I would struggle with, professors would stay after and help, said Petersen. You can text them, tell them youre struggling with an essay or something, and theyll help you. They want you to achieve your goals. I love that OCU is Christian and a small college.

When shes not studying or playing soccer, Petersen, a devout Christian, is eager to talk about her beliefs. Over the summer, she and some of her teammates went on a mission trip to Costa Rica.

Oh, my gosh, it was amazing. We met so many awesome people. It was rice and beans every single day, but that wasnt what defined the trip, said Petersen. It was awesome to see the country and interact with the children.

Petersen also cherished her time playing soccer for the Rockets, whom she led to four Sandusky Bay Conference titles and a district championship.

I learned how to be a leader at Oak Harbor. Not a lot of the girls were playing travel soccer, so it also taught me to help others grow around me, Petersen said. I took that with me here its more about how the team does than how we do individually.

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Only Yesterday: Henry W. Peterson received American Legion Award in 1959 – The Dallas Post

20 YEARS AGO 1999

Lake-Lehman has new down markers this season thanks to funds donated in memory of Edward Edwards, long-time coach and principal who died earlier this year. Displaying some of the new equipment were D.J. Kapson (player), Cathy Edwards, Roger Bearde (athletic director), Rich Gorgone (head football coach) and Matt Kehler (player).

An overflow crowd turned out for last weeks spaghetti supper at Saint Theresas Church, Shavertown, for the benefit of the Our Lady of Fatima Rehab of Liberia. Sr. Mary Sponsa Beltran, who founded the mission, attended along with two of the handicapped Liberian children from the rehab center. A highlight of the evening occurred when the girls sang for the crowd. Among the kitchen helpers were Marilyn Stanks and Ginny Orloski. Jim Phillips supervised the cooking.

30 YEARS AGO 1989

Boy Scout Troop 281, Dallas, recently raised over $500 at the Luzerne County Fall Fair with the help of its scouts and their parents, with computer portrait pictures and a special crafts display. Taking part on the project were: Greg Riley, John Beecham, Jared Dukas, James Galliford, Brian Achuff, Eric St. Clair, Craig Bowersox, Matt Pelak, David Townsend, John Achuff, Asst. Scoutmaster, Mark Chappell, Senior Patrol Leader, Jason Toluba, John St. Clair, Junior Asst. Scoutmaster, Charles Wasserott IV, Scoutmaster, Randy Hozempa, Dave Seidel, Dave Holdredge, Chad Williams, Charles Wasserott V, Ryan Doughton, Dean Evans, Richard Sylvia, Donald Hosey, Edward McCloud, Donald Holdredge, Chris Pelton, Eric McTague and Chris Welch.

The Dallas Middle School Bands, under the direction of Michael Pawlik, are once again preparing for a busy school year. The two bands at the Dallas Middle School consist of 200 students in grades six through nine. The bands will once again be performing their traditional Christmas Concert as well as their annual Spring Concert and participate in a number of community and musical events. Members of the band planning committee are: Missy Achuff, Jennifer Seward, Lynn Murphy, Jason Getz, Drew Bishop, Steve Lieberman, Kris Kaleta, Kelly West and Kim Kamine.

Leena Shaw and Kimberly Johns, students at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Kingston, have recently been named semi-finalists in the 1990 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Shah, daughter of Drs. Anilkumar and Evelyn Shah of Dallas, is a consistent Deans List student and a member of the Madrigal Singers. She was awarded the Leroy E. Bugbee prize for a history research paper, was the winner of the Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute Medal for math and science, and the Edwin J. Roberts prize for outstanding Latin student.

40 YEARS AGO 1979

Presiding at the Dallas Rotary Clubs corn roasting booth during the Luzerne County Fall Fair last weekend were Jan Jones, Mary Ann Strom, Ed Roth and Howard Strom as customers awaited a fresh batch. The fall fair played to record crowds during its five-day run, with good weather and food fun.

Formal dedication of the new organ, which was installed recently in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, will take place at the morning worship service Sunday morning at 10. Rev. Dr. Allan F. Cease, pastor, will officiate the service. Miss Betty Kuschel is church organist. Committee in charge of the new organ project was headed by Mrs. Thomas Lloyd, president of the United Methodist Women at the church; Edward Miles, church treasurer; and John Lewis, chairman of the administrative board at the church.

50 YEARS AGO 1969

Dorothy Heslop, manager of the Shavertown Office of The Wyoming National Bank, extends a cordial invitation to the public to enjoy an art show in the bank lobby during September, featuring the paintings of Esther Barnes Smith, of Pikes Creek.

A 45-year-old master sergeant who retired after 26 years of military service this week, said he would do it again. It was a good life, he added. The soldier, MSG John J. Appel, Shavertown, was drafted into the Air Force at age 19 in 1843. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific as a supply sergeant. From 1950-1953, in the Korean conflict, he was a member of the 7th Infantry Division. A recent oversea deployment took him to the Pirmasens General Depot in Germany.

60 YEARS AGO 1959

Henry W. Peterson received the American Legions Distinguished Service Award before a capacity crowd attending the second annual Americanism Night of Daddow-Isaacs Post No. 672 and its Auxiliary Friday night. The award was in recognition of Petes service to his fellow man as a churchman, president of Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Company, long time treasurer of Back Mountain Memorial Library, originator of Back Mountain Halloween Parade and ardent worker for a half dozen other community projects.

September meeting of Back Mountain Library Book Club will be held Monday afternoon at 2 oclock when guest speaker will be Rev. William Reid of Carverton, who will speak on Birds. Rev. Reid, who has loved and studied of birds since childhood, has a vast store of knowledge to share. Hostesses for the meeting: Mesdames W.B. Jeter, Arnot L. Jones, Lloyd Kear, Ross Kimball, James Lacy, L. Verne Lacy, Ornan Lamb, Ralph Lewis, J.B. Marshall, Jr. and Ralph Marshall.

70 YEARS AGO 1949

The motion picture Pocono will have its world premiere at Irem Temple, beginning Friday, October 7. Produced by Joseph Elicker of Pioneer Avenue, the picture was filmed in color in the Back Mountain Region and features beside professional actors many local citizens. Friends and members of the cast on hand were present when Mr. Elicker signed the contract with Wyoming Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the premiere. They are Al Bowman, Richard Parkhurst, Jane Elicker, Edward Smith, Donald Davis, Ham Fisher, Joseph MacVeigh, Eddie Elicker and Carol Elicker.

A German Shorthaired Pointer field trial will be held at George Bulfords Farm Saturday, October 15, sponsored by Pennsylvania German Shorthaired Pointer Club, under sanction of the American Kennel Club. Some twenty dogs from New Jersey and Pennsylvania will take part. It will be a shoot to kill event with Ringneck Pheasants planted for the dogs to point and retrieve.

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Cryptocurrency News: This Week on Bitfinex, Tether, Coinbase, & More

Cryptocurrency News
On the whole, cryptocurrency prices are down from our previous report on cryptos, with the market slipping on news of an exchange being hacked and a report about Bitcoin manipulation.

However, there have been two bright spots: 1) an official from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that Ethereum is not a security, and 2) Coinbase is expanding its selection of tokens.

Let's start with the good news.
SEC Says ETH Is Not a Security
Investors have some reason to cheer this week. A high-ranking SEC official told attendees of the Yahoo! All Markets Summit: Crypto that Ethereum and Bitcoin are not.

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Ripple Price Forecast: XRP vs SWIFT, SEC Updates, and More

Ripple vs SWIFT: The War Begins
While most criticisms of XRP do nothing to curb my bullish Ripple price forecast, there is one obstacle that nags at my conscience. Its name is SWIFT.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is the king of international payments.

It coordinates wire transfers across 11,000 banks in more than 200 countries and territories, meaning that in order for XRP prices to ascend to $10.00, Ripple needs to launch a successful coup. That is, and always has been, an unwritten part of Ripple’s story.

We’ve seen a lot of progress on that score. In the last three years, Ripple wooed more than 100 financial firms onto its.

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Cryptocurrency News: Looking Past the Bithumb Crypto Hack

Another Crypto Hack Derails Recovery
Since our last report, hackers broke into yet another cryptocurrency exchange. This time the target was Bithumb, a Korean exchange known for high-flying prices and ultra-active traders.

While the hackers made off with approximately $31.5 million in funds, the exchange is working with relevant authorities to return the stolen tokens to their respective owners. In the event that some is still missing, the exchange will cover the losses. (Source: “Bithumb Working With Other Crypto Exchanges to Recover Hacked Funds,”.

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