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Great observations from Arnold Kling, promoting his new ebook, Specialization and Trade: A Re-introduction to Economics. I don’t buy into everything Arnold writes, but I do agree that there are problems with the paradigm of macroeconomists treating the economy like a homogenous GDP factory … Continue reading
Interesting take on the somewhat overhyped knowledge economy. It’s a pretty accurate assesment in terms of the types of jobs we have in the economy (even in the 21st century) — but it neglects that fact that knowledge management and data analytics … Continue reading
… on Saturday. If all goes well, the SpaceX booster will land on a sea-based autonomous landing platform built from deep sea drilling rig components!
Really cool seeing the first ever images of the surface of a comet from the Rosetta mission, courtesy of the ESA. It really does look like a dirty snowball. Unfortunately it seems that the lander ended up in a shady … Continue reading
U.S. Treasury clampdown on tax inversions continues to ripple through industry: The AbbVie and Shire merger may be off.. The EU’s investigation of Apple’s Irish tax breaks probably had an influence as well. Shenzhen tech ecosystem disrupts Samsung and other … Continue reading
As reported by Mike Krapfl-Iowa State at Futurity.org, scientists have been constructing high-tech apparatus for conducting plant research using LEGO bricks: Ludovico Cademartiri, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University, was looking for something modular, scalable, and structurally precise. … Continue reading
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Following up on the space exploration theme in yesterday’s post (and one from a while back), here is a link to Nadia Drake / Wired Magazine’s summary of discoveries from the Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn. One of my favorites is the incredible … Continue reading
What happens to the U.S. economy when the entire trucking industry converts to self-driving vehicles? What does it mean for the medical profession if IBM’s Watson is available 24/7 to diagnose your illness? When an entire college or graduate school … Continue reading
Congratulations to Oracle Team USA on winning their America’s Cup defense. When you think of the America’s Cup, if you think of this: …think again!