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armyLabor participation dropping in US and Sweden but rising in five of the G7 countries plus Spain

The recent evolution of the U.S. labor force participation rate—that is, the percentage of the population employed or looking for work—has been a controversial topic in macroeconomic discussions and policy debates. After peaking in early 2000, the rate has trended …

laserKorean researchers enhance image quality of 3D dynamic holographic displays by 2,600 times and no glasses are needed

A research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has come up with a solution and developed a 3D holographic display that performs more than 2,600 times …

future30 countries now have more old than young and there will 56 countries in 2030 including the US

By 2030, 56 countries will have more people aged 65 and over than children under 15. Nextbigfuture notes that this projection is not happening because of radical life extension it is happening because of smaller family sizes and regular medicine …

3dArmy Paladin self-propelled howitzer fired high velocity projectile which could be used in any 155-mm and 5-inch guns

The USA Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) was set up four years ago to find and develop new uses for existing technologies, as well as making them cheaper and faster to get into service with troops. One of the SCO’s priorities …

futureBillionaire Says Tech Will Kill White-Collar Jobs so he gathers rich and powerful at Palm Beach resort to talk about it

Touch-screen ordering at fast food restaurants, robots welding car parts at Tesla factories, apps like Uber taking a bite out of the taxi and limo industry: They’re all good for innovation but perhaps not so great for the workers whose …

batteriesNuclear Energy Blog Carnival 225

The Nuclear Energy Blog Carnival 225 is up ANS Nuclear Cafe. Neutronbytes – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plans to kick off a much talked about $80 billion program to shift 15% (17 GWe) of its electric generating capacity from …

futureWhere in the world are the 2.1 million deaths per year from 2.5 micron particulate air pollution happening

Occasionally, short-term meteorological conditions merge with ongoing human emissions to produce extreme outbreaks of air pollution. In January 2013, a blanket of industrial pollution enveloped northeastern China. In June 2013, smoke from agricultural fires in Sumatra engulfed Singapore. In most …

additive manufacturing‘Peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health researchers have found. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the UF McKnight Brain Institute Center for …

futureBarclays Sees China Economy Growing By Less Than 6% By 2020

Recent economic data out of China have pointed to stabilization in the world’s second-largest economy, prompting a series of broker upgrades to China’s economic growth forecast for this year. But that’s as good as it’s going to get, according to …