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 http://lnkd.in/dj7kMfz

PHYS ORG: Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide http://lnkd.in/dmjJMgR

BBC: Germany ‘would accept UK exit from EU’ to protect migration rules http://lnkd.in/dPX_9Hm

COMPUTERWORLD: If Ebola’s a problem here, just imagine it in India http://lnkd.in/d7GNxhT

THE BULLETIN: Internet-trading platforms: Making it easier to get around sanctions? http://lnkd.in/dDD8nXT

THE BULLETIN: Which is the greater threat to the United States and the world: ISIS or Ebola? http://lnkd.in/dURGWCC

THE ECONOMIST: Such a dramatic fall in the price of crude oil has global consequences. Who wins, who loses? http://econ.st/1xPQYET

BBC: Micro-rockets ‘can destroy chemical weapons’ http://lnkd.in/dV7YjEu

Cheating Richard Branson, Success, Unpreparedness, Failure, and Death! https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141031195620&#…-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 http://lnkd.in/dectm7b

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 http://lnkd.in/di2a2GN

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 http://lnkd.in/dZpU5tb

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. http://lnkd.in/d_Q3Vm2

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. http://lnkd.in/df8zCbc

NATURE: Solution-processed, high-performance light-emitting diodes based on quantum dots. http://lnkd.in/dX-X8Wk

THE ECONOMIST: How firms are adapting to a virus that threatens economies as well as lives http://econ.st/1sPz5lf

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 http://lnkd.in/dGtGd-j

FINANCIAL TIMES: Branson’s space mission brought to earth http://on.ft.com/1A1m41I

SLATE: America’s war against ISIS is turning into a quagmire: http://slate.me/1xODp8z

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 http://lnkd.in/dwbZWNf

FRANCE 24: Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases http://f24.my/1A1qIgd

THE ECONOMIST: France’s largest companies are losing their bosses at a remarkable rate http://econ.st/1tmJDfg

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 http://lnkd.in/dkTGHhV

TECHREPUBLIC: CIOs feel pressure to innovate amidst disruptive technology threat http://www.techrepublic.com/article/cios-feel-pressure-to-in…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. http://lnkd.in/dAM8CzY
BLOOMBERG: Ship for Space Tourists Crashes, 1 Pilot Reported Dead; Second Failure in Week http://lnkd.in/dR-C8cV

BLOOMBERG: Pacific Air Force Chief Says Wary of Risky Flying by China Jets http://lnkd.in/dFYES2Q

YAHOO NEWS: Virgin ‘ignored’ space safety warnings: expert http://lnkd.in/d_6iuKD

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. http://lnkd.in/dhHWa7G

NATURAL NEWS: U.S. government secretly searches for technology to combat aerosolized Ebola http://lnkd.in/drgfaVU

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? http://lnkd.in/dzH4M5b

FORBES: NTSB Begins Its Investigation Of Virgin Galactic Crash http://lnkd.in/dHDrqax

POPULAR SCIENCE: What New Chinese Weapons Will We See At This Year’s Zhuhai Air Show? http://lnkd.in/dXTJ_xd

TECHCRUNCH: Bitcoin Brothers Aim To Disrupt Bitcoin Mining With New, More Powerful, Supercomputers http://lnkd.in/dH-rstw

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. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/virgin-gala…34068.html


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