Nov 2, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 03, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 03, 2014)

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REUTERS: Wanted: 500,000 pilots for China aviation gold rush

PHYS ORG: Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide

BBC: Germany ‘would accept UK exit from EU’ to protect migration rules

COMPUTERWORLD: If Ebola’s a problem here, just imagine it in India

THE BULLETIN: Internet-trading platforms: Making it easier to get around sanctions?

THE BULLETIN: Which is the greater threat to the United States and the world: ISIS or Ebola?

THE ECONOMIST: Such a dramatic fall in the price of crude oil has global consequences. Who wins, who loses?

BBC: Micro-rockets ‘can destroy chemical weapons’

Cheating Richard Branson, Success, Unpreparedness, Failure, and Death!…-and-death

THE GUARDIAN: In North Korea, fear takes hold over new foreign threat: Ebola. World’s toughest measures against the disease have been imposed in a country far from west Africa, and with few tourists

THE GUARDIAN: While the internet is accountable to nobody, privacy will be in crisis. It is time to bring humanity back to the networks that hear everything, track our lives, and mine information bought and sold

THE GUARDIAN: Google fined for ‘disrespectful’ Street View photos of woman’s cleavage. A Canadian woman said she was derided and abused after a Google Street View car captured an image of her outside her house

NEW YORK TIMES: Megan Smith: ‘You Can Affect Billions of People’. The chief technology officer of the United States is bringing a Silicon Valley ethos to Washington.

NEW YORK TIMES: Amazon’s Grand Design in Devices. Amazon introduces new gadgets the way a guerrilla army prepares for attack: unsteadily at first, and then with unexpected ferocity.

NATURE: Solution-processed, high-performance light-emitting diodes based on quantum dots.

THE ECONOMIST: How firms are adapting to a virus that threatens economies as well as lives

THE GUARDIAN: How Virgin Galactic space program has been plagued by fuel problems that killed three engineers in 2007 ahead of fatal explosion at 45,000ft

FINANCIAL TIMES: Branson’s space mission brought to earth

SLATE: America’s war against ISIS is turning into a quagmire:

ENGINEERING: Could Gliders Boost Rockets Into Orbit and Beyond? NASA has successfully flight-tested a prototype twin-fuselage towed glider that could lead to rockets being launched from pilotless aircraft at high altitudes – a technology application that could significantly reduce the cost and…more

FRANCE 24: Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

THE ECONOMIST: France’s largest companies are losing their bosses at a remarkable rate

THE GUARDIAN: IPCC report: six graphs that show how we’re changing the world’s climate. We look at the data that underpins the forthcoming IPCC climate science report detailing humanity’s influence on the climate, global impacts and solutions

TECHREPUBLIC: CIOs feel pressure to innovate amidst disruptive technology threat…gy-threat/
THE DIPLOMAT: The Japan-China Defense Hotline’s Growing Importance The Japan-U.S. defense guidelines update is necessitating dialogue in the East China Sea.
BLOOMBERG: Ship for Space Tourists Crashes, 1 Pilot Reported Dead; Second Failure in Week

BLOOMBERG: Pacific Air Force Chief Says Wary of Risky Flying by China Jets

YAHOO NEWS: Virgin ‘ignored’ space safety warnings: expert

BUSINESS INSIDER: One Dead, One Injured In Virgin Galactic Spacecraft Crash.Business Insider contacted Northrup Grumman, but the company wasn’t able to comment. We also reached out to Scaled Composites, but the company has not yet returned our calls.

NATURAL NEWS: U.S. government secretly searches for technology to combat aerosolized Ebola

FORTUNE: After two crashes, private space industry faces inevitable questions. Will back-to-back space flight accidents this week give customers of private space companies second thoughts?

FORBES: NTSB Begins Its Investigation Of Virgin Galactic Crash

POPULAR SCIENCE: What New Chinese Weapons Will We See At This Year’s Zhuhai Air Show?

TECHCRUNCH: Bitcoin Brothers Aim To Disrupt Bitcoin Mining With New, More Powerful, Supercomputers

THE INDEPENDENT: Virgin Galactic crash: Spaceflight company was warned of safety issues, expert claims. Virgin Galactic was given warnings several years ago about the danger of its rockets but chose to ignore cautions from experts, it has been claimed.…34068.html


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