Were Netflix and Redbox obligated to retrain Blockbuster employees ?

On Quoram there is a question – Don’t technologies companies who promote AI have an obligation to retrain our workforce to deal with the job disruption ? Were Netflix and Redbox obligated or required to retrain Blockbuster Video employees ? Was Walmart obligated or required to retrain Zellers, KMart, Sears or mom and pop store …

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Hypersonic glide missiles would penetrate existing missile defences

The USA, Russia and China are developing a new class of hypersonic ballistic glider weapons, which within a decade, may render most of the world’s nuclear arsenals vulnerable to lightning-fast penetration and attack. Although boost-glide [or hyperglide vehicles (HGVs)] weapons would be launched by ballistic missiles and reach hypersonic speeds of at least Mach 5 …

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US Navy Zumwalt destroyer has entered the Atlantic for Sea Trials

The Navy’s futuristic destroyer Zumwalt traveled down the Kennebec River in Maine and entered the Atlantic Ocean this week. It’s a path that many vessels have taken after being built at the Bath Iron Works shipyard, but it also signals the start of something significant: sea trials that will begin to reveal the unusually designed …

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An Outline of The Uses of Supertall Towers

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander What qualifies as a supertall tower? In any era, a tower well beyond the previously built engineering limits. Many people think of towers as linked to the egos of builders, the peaks of finance (there is a theory of large amounts of simultaneous tall structures marking the pre-crash financial …

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Progress to the Vertical Takeoff and Landing TF-X flying car

Development of TF-X is expected to last another 7-11 years. Terrafugia is pleased to announce the winner of their GrabCAD TF-X industrial design challenge. Vedran Martinek’s design was selected as having the best aesthetic improvement while remaining true to the baseline TF-X flying car concept. This industrial design concept will now go through a series …

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Nuclear power Generation by country in 2012

The United States remains the leading country in nuclear energy generation. The IAEA has 2012 generation statistics. The Nuclear Energy Institute reports that the US generated 770 TWh in 2012. France generated 405 TWh in 2012. Russia generated 165.6 TWh in 2012 South Korea generated 143.5 TWh in 2012 China generated 98.5 TWh in 2012 …

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Thorium reactor projects getting increased funding and effort

The UK Telegraph has an update on global projects to develop commercial Thorium molten salt reactors. China’s project has $350 million in funding and 140 Phds working on it. They will have 750 Phds by 2015. They are targeting for a 2 MWe reactor by 2020. Kirk Sorensen’s Flibe Energy is exploring a 250 MWe …

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