• 17 December 2018

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Can democracy survive in the information age? General Interest

Can democracy survive in the information age?

Since the 1970-s, the contemporary world has been experiencing the Digital Revolution, the change from mechanical and electronic technologies to high tech, digital technologies. States have always used a combination of diplomatic, military, economic, and informational measures to advance..

Big Four Breakup Business

Big Four Breakup

After much speculation, the Big Four Accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers – are finally being investigated for anti-competitive practices. Despite ardent protests, the companies are now facing a much-needed inquiry, giving hope to the demands for structural change..

Escalating Waste Generation Requires Drastic Action General Interest

Escalating Waste Generation Requires Drastic Action

Global waste generation is expected to double by 2050 given the current system in many regions. As the damaging effects of waste become more apparent, many countries and communities are taking active steps to mitigate the situation and change the global trend. The world’s waste management problem..

Tickets to Space: On sale now Technology

Tickets to Space: On sale now

In May, Blue Origin (and Amazon) CEO Jeff Bezos told GeekWire the company was still trying to figure out what to charge for New Shepard tickets. Commercial space travel may become a reality as Blue Origin claims tickets will go on sale in 2019

Using the Internet to stop Tsunamis Technology

Using the Internet to stop Tsunamis

A technique described online in Science this week promises to detect and potentially locate earthquakes using Seafloor fiber optic cables. Tsunami’s are unpredictable, travel faster than commercial jets and can carry 20 tonne rocks as far as 180 metres inland. According to the National Geophysical..

Is there a proxy war today? War

Is there a proxy war today?

A proxy war is an armed conflict between two parties, either countries or factions, which is taking place on behalf of parties not directly involved. Generally there will be a long term relationship between the all those involved and often competing ideologies.

Three U.S. senators move to block F-35 transfers to Turkey Technology

Three U.S. senators move to block F-35 transfers to Turkey

A bill proposed in the US Senate, officially called the Ban F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sales to Turkey Act, calls for the prohibition of the sale or transfer of F-35 aircraft and any related intellectual property or technical data to Turkey.

Northern Aerospace Technology

Northern Aerospace

The UK Government has put the takeover of Durham-based manufacturer, Northern Aerospace, to Derby’s Gardner Aerospace Holdings on hold for ‘national security’ reasons.