First Light’s ‘Electric Gun’ Brings Fusion Power Closer
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by Michael Puttré
2d ago
Nuclear-fusion power plants have gotten a bit closer to reality—specifically 10 centimeters closer. That’s the new “standoff” range at which Oxford, U.K.-based First Light Fusion says it can bombard a hydrogen fuel target accurately with the goal of igniting a reaction. This is a 10-fold increase for the company’s “electric gun” to fire its small metal projectiles accurately. “There are many challenges associated with a concept power plant, and the standoff distance was one of them,” said Ryan Ramsey, First Light’s chief operations officer. “This result has now given us a clear and simpler pat ..read more
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How to Plan, and Not Plan, a Relaxing 5 Days in Paris
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by Eva Crouse
2d ago
By the time my mom and I stepped onto our flight to Paris, all the work was done. It was time to sit back and see where our careful blend between planning and no planning at all would lead us. We were returning to the City of Light after nine years and a pandemic. Knowing we would be surrounded by a good portion of our shared interests, we were tempted to hit the ground running—galleries, patisseries, fromageries, that wine cellar we read about last year, etc. But that was not what either of us needed amid a very busy spring. We needed to tack.   Paring back our ambitious to-do list ..read more
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The Greatest Organic Wines, According to Robin Kelley O’Connor
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by Jonathan Russo
2d ago
Decades ago, we were in Beaune, Burgundy, trying to track down organic wine producers. We happened upon a leading wine shop and asked the owner to identify his organic selections. His hand swept the room, indicating nearly all were. We were incredulous, partly because none were labeled as such. He politely explained that most of these families had lived and farmed on their small estates for centuries and knew enough not to poison their soils, or their families. They had never abandoned their traditional methods, which, coincidentally, were now in vogue (as organic). These producers have always ..read more
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160+ Philanthropists Are Demanding Charity Law Reform
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by Sean Captain
2d ago
The U.S. government supports philanthropy by giving donors substantial tax breaks. A progressive campaign called Donor Revolt for Charity Reform says that the public isn’t getting enough in return. Today, the group has published a list of over 160 wealthy donors calling for reform legislation. Signers include filmmaker Abigail Disney, and author and activist (and Worthy 100 honoree) Leah Hunt-Hendrix. They plan to push for legislation to force foundations and a growing type of philanthropy called donor-advised funds to move more money to charities, on a faster timetable. The to-be-written law ..read more
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How to Plan, and Not Plan, a Relaxing 5 Days in Paris
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4d ago
By the time my mom and I stepped onto our flight to Paris, all the work was done. It was time to sit back and see where our careful blend between planning and no planning at all would lead us. We were returning to the City of Light after nine years and a pandemic. Knowing we would be surrounded by a good portion of our shared interests, we were tempted to hit the ground running—galleries, patisseries, fromageries, that wine cellar we read about last year, etc. But that was not what either of us needed amid a very busy spring. We needed to tack.   Paring back our ambitious to-do list ..read more
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Does Effective Altruism Still Work?
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by Kathryn Tully
4d ago
By October 2022, crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Foundation and FTX Future Fund had given $140 million to charity. It was a huge windfall for effective altruism, a 21st-century movement that takes a utilitarian approach to philanthropy—encouraging individuals to do the most good by donating to cost-effective causes. One month later, FTX imploded, and “SBF” became the poster boy for unfettered greed, leaving his EA beneficiaries in crisis. There is no evidence that anyone in the EA movement was aware of the FTX fraud, and one of its founders, Will MacAskill, has strongly denounced Bankman-F ..read more
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Does Effective Altruism Still Work?
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by Kathryn Tully
6d ago
By October 2022, crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Foundation and FTX Future Fund had given $140 million to charity. It was a huge windfall for effective altruism, a 21st-century movement that takes a utilitarian approach to philanthropy—encouraging individuals to do the most good by donating to cost-effective causes. One month later, FTX imploded, and “SBF” became the poster boy for unfettered greed, leaving his EA beneficiaries in crisis. There is no evidence that anyone in the EA movement was aware of the FTX fraud, and one of its founders, Will MacAskill, has strongly denounced Bankman-F ..read more
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Miami’s Fusion of Luxury, Art, and Innovation
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by Kirsten Cluthe
6d ago
Miami has always been on the cutting edge of modernism, artistic innovation, and cultural diversity; but now it is at the center of a new, transformative narrative. The Coronavirus pandemic forced some of Miami’s famed hotels to close, temporarily setting the stage for a renaissance. Stroll down the iconic Collins Avenue, and you’ll find yourself amid the rebirth as brands like Aman, Rosewood, and Bulgari are rebuilding or restoring once-historic properties. Miami is beginning a new chapter. As ever, the city’s soul lies not just in the shimmering façade of its luxury developments but in the s ..read more
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Miami’s Fusion of Luxury, Art, and Innovation
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by Kirsten Cluthe
1w ago
Miami has always been on the cutting edge of modernism, artistic innovation, and cultural diversity; but now it is at the center of a new, transformative narrative. The Coronavirus pandemic forced some of Miami’s famed hotels to close, temporarily setting the stage for a renaissance. Stroll down the iconic Collins Avenue, and you’ll find yourself amid the rebirth as brands like Aman, Rosewood, and Bulgari are rebuilding or restoring once-historic properties. Miami is beginning a new chapter. As ever, the city’s soul lies not just in the shimmering façade of its luxury developments but in the s ..read more
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Overwhelmed Job Recruiters Getting Sloppy, per Survey
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by Sean Captain
1w ago
What’s the employment situation in the US? It depends on what kind of work you’re looking for. Overall unemployment is pretty low, at 3.9% in February, the latest month the federal government has data for. However, that’s the highest it’s been since December 2021, as the world was still shaking off Covid. And it’s up from a 10-year low of 3.4%, last seen in April 2023. An Uneven Employment Landscape But the fortunes vary by industry. The biggest dips, according to data from jobs marketplace Indeed, are in the “knowledge sectors” (a term the other sectors may not appreciate). Jobs for software ..read more
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