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FAA approves proposed SpaceX launch site in Texas

July 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Proposed launch site for SpaceX. A “Record of Decision” giving approval for a SpaceX Texas Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) office of Commercial Space Transportation. (Video)    



Helsinki’s ambitious ride-share project wants to end the need for car ownership

July 16th, 2014 at 7:49 am » Comments Off

Streets of Helsinki The government of Helsinki, Finland will pilot an ambitious project to end the need for car ownership through a combination of taxis, ride-sharing apps, carpooling, and traditional public transit.    



Online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment

July 15th, 2014 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

Content stored online simply do not have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data. A judge in New York, a couple months ago, ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information […]



Department of Education shuts down for-profit Corinthian Colleges

July 14th, 2014 at 7:38 am » Comments Off

Federal regulations are designed to make sure that colleges that don’t offer a good value to students, don’t get student aid money. Corinthian Colleges will put 85 of its U.S. campuses up for sale and close the remaining dozen under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. The for-profit college chain operates campuses under […]



South Korea launches its 5th 1,800 ton 214-class submarine

July 11th, 2014 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The submarine was named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932). South Korea has launched its fifth 1,800-ton-class attack submarine last week as part of efforts to boost its underwater warfare capabilities against North Korean submarines, the Navy said.The 214-class submarine, named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932) and manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries […]



If we fund Elon Musk instead of NASA, we can send humans back to space

July 1st, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk Elon Musk, the wealthy and polarizing founder of PayPal, Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), is on a hot streak when it comes to spaceflight. He’s raiding revenue streams from Nasa and the US military to fund a private manned space program. His main weapon: low prices, with SpaceX offering satellite launches at […]



Disrupting Government – Why Countries Will Soon Have to Compete for their Citizens

June 28th, 2014 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: In 2002, Roger Ver was honing his entrepreneurial skills by selling products on eBay. It was in the aftermath of the Twin Towers disaster when one of his products called “Pest Control Report 2000” hit the radar of Homeland Security and he was charged and convicted of selling 14 pounds of explosives […]



Big Brother is watching your streaming music

June 16th, 2014 at 1:36 pm » Comments Off

Music consumers migrated to streaming music services that live in the cloud in accelerating numbers. How does the surveillance state consolidate control? By living in “the cloud” — where all our pertinent data is stored on computer servers operated by the likes of Google and Amazon and Microsoft — becomes too seductive to avoid and […]



Top 5 arguments against net neutrality

May 20th, 2014 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Members of Avaaz, a global advocacy group. When the news hit Reddit that the Federal Communications Commissions’ plans to consider paid priority on the Internet, the question wasn’t so much whether the move was a good idea, it was “How do I best tell my elected representative that this is a horrible idea?”    



Swiss government to pay every adult basic income of $2,800 a month

May 18th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

The 2,500 francs would work out to be an income of 30,000 Swiss francs per year. Every Swiss adult may start getting a salary of over $2,800 (2,500 francs) per month whether they work or not. Switzerland has based this on the idea that their citizens will have more time to devote to things they […]



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