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The U.S. Army’s New Algorithm Tells You How Much Caffeine Will Hit Your Body’s Peak Performance

June 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army wants you….awake. Since at least WWII, U.S. military scientists have been tinkering with the human brain to keep pilots, soldiers and staff alert despite lack of sleep. Their enemies have as well: The Nazis infamously plied their ranks with methamphetamines (also known as speed). But how can people...

How Much Caffeine Do You Need? Ask the Army's New Algorithm

June 5, 2018 The Army wants you….awake. Since at least World War II, U.S. military scientists have been tinkering with the human brain to keep pilots, soldiers and staff alert despite lack of sleep. Their enemies have as well: The Nazis infamously plied their ranks with methamphetamines (also known as speed). But how...

The Army’s New Algorithm Tells You How Much Caffeine Will Hit Your Body’s Peak Performance

June 5, 2018 The Army wants you….awake. Since at least WWII, U.S. military scientists have been tinkering with the human brain to keep pilots, soldiers and staff alert despite lack of sleep. Their enemies have as well: The Nazis infamously plied their ranks with methamphetamines (also known as speed). But how can people...

All New Homes in California May Soon Have Solar Panels

May 8, 2018 By 2020, most new California homes will likely be built with solar panels. On May 9, the California Energy Commission is expected to vote to pass a law mandating all new residential buildings up to three stories tall have solar panels by 2020, reports The Orange County Register. Today, only...

Booming U.S. Cities Are Fueling the Rise of Super Commuting

April 26, 2018 A strong economy without more urban housing means miserable commutes for millions of people. About one in 36 commuters (roughly 2 million people) are so-called “super commuters,” people who travel an average of about two hours per day. That compares to an average of 26 minutes nationwide. ApartmentList analyzed 2005...

Net Neutrality Officially Dies Any Day Now. It May Get a Second Life.

April 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Net neutrality is dead. The rules governing today’s internet, known as the 2015 Open Internet Order, will be lifted any day now. It will mark the first time the U.S. has gone without some form of net neutrality since the 1990s. The changes come after the Federal Communication Commission voted...

This Electric Scooter Mayhem Sounds Just Like When Cars Were First Introduced

April 20, 2018 Henry Ford’s rolled Model Ts off his River Rouge assembly lines and onto the streets of America in 1908. Within a few years, Ford’s invention ushered in a new era of personal transport— and deadly mayhem on US streets. Scooters are now invading America’s cities. Startups like Bird Rides, Spin,...

States Where You’re Most Likely to Be Texting While Driving

April 12, 2018 For a country that loves its cars, Americans seem to love phones even more. The combination most of all. Zendrive, a driver safety and analytics app, has analyzed data from its 4.5 million users to assess how much distracted driving is happening on U.S. roads. They found the number of...

Musk and Zuckerberg Are Fighting Over Whether We Rule Technology—Or it Rules Us

April 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the public imagination, the Amish are famous for renouncing modern technology. In truth, many Amish farms hum with machines: milk vats, mechanical agitators, diesel engines, and pneumatic belt sanders are all found in their barns and workshops. The Amish don’t actually oppose technology. Rather, the community must vote on...

Elon Musk Just Removed Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

March 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Elon Musk wasn’t joking when he said he said he’d take down SpaceX’s Facebook account this week. The co-founder of WhatsApp (which Facebook acquired in 2014) Brian Acton tweeted on March 20 that “it is time.” It is time. #deletefacebook — Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018 After feigning ignorance...