Expert Edge News

April 28, 2017

  • Behind the Scenes of ‘Earth a New Wild,’ PBS’s New Nature ShowBehind the Scenes of ‘Earth a New Wild,’ PBS’s New Nature Show
    Tech & Science M. Sanjayan “parahawking” with a vulture in Nepal. M Sanjayan / PBS Picture Planet Earth , the groundbreaking BBC nature show , but with people in it. That’s sort of what PBS’s new show Earth a New Wild is like: a documentary about the beautiful landscapes […] Click to view full article
  • Has the Government Spied on You? New Website to Allows You to Find OutHas the Government Spied on You? New Website to Allows You to Find Out
    World German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses a Nokia slide mobile as she attends a session of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin, November 28, 2013. Chancellor Merkel was allegedly the victim spied on by U.S. intelligence services. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters A new website has been launched which […] Click to view full article
  • North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste billsNorth Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills
    WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) – North Dakota’s oil industry is pushing to change the state’s radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic fracturing process that churns up isotopes locked […] Click title to view full […]
  • Aligning jobs and skills in the age of tech disruptionAligning jobs and skills in the age of tech disruption
    PK Agarwal is the regional dean and CEO, Northeastern University-Silicon Valley and Former CTO of California under Gov. Schwarzenegger. How to join the network There is a rising tide of concern in the U.S. This concern has always been front and center in Silicon Valley. It centers around the shortage of skilled IT workers and […]
  • April Fools’ Day 2016: Best and worst jokesApril Fools’ Day 2016: Best and worst jokes
    Who created April Fools’ Day? 01:45 Whether you love or hate it, here’s a catalog of the best, and worst, of the Internet, to help you navigate through April Fools’ Day 2016. But first, as somebody who has assumed the role of victim more than once, a minute’s silence to those who fell for a […]
  • Pentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon ValleyPentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon Valley
    Christopher Meissner is a senior associate at Avascent specializing in growth strategies for technology companies operating within government-driven markets. How to join the network August Cole is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security , where he is also the director of their Art of Future War project. […]
  • Cheaper crude oil subdues U.S. producer inflation; housing starts fallCheaper crude oil subdues U.S. producer inflation; housing starts fall
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. producer prices recorded their biggest decline in more than five years in January on plunging energy costs, pointing to very benign inflation in the near term that could argue against raising interest rates. Other reports on Wednesday suggested the economy was growing moderately early in […] Click to view full article
  • Clock Begins Ticking for 911 System ImprovementsClock Begins Ticking for 911 System Improvements
    A fire engine is parked on Pacific Coast Highway as the Springs Fire burns in the hills. Calls to 911 are one of the keys ways fires can be caught early, but the technology behind geo-location is dated. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters “911, what is your emergency?” Thanks to depictions in […] Click to view full article
  • The war between hacker culture & codes of conductThe war between hacker culture & codes of conduct
    Did you know that a Code of Conduct war is underway in the world of open-source software development? I realize that this sounds ridiculous. Codes of Conduct boil down to: “a) don’t be an asshole, b) this is how we define ‘asshole’ around these parts”. Who could argue with that? And yet this has become […]
  • Financial and Budget Planning for Independent ConsultantsFinancial and Budget Planning for Independent Consultants
    Slides are available from the panel on “Financial and Budget Planning for Independent Consultants”.  We looked at four different time frames that consultants may plan for: Managing cash flow on a project basis around the prospect-proposal-SOW-deliver-bill-paid (this may be 3 months to a year) Having an annual plan for the business A 3-5 year financial […]
  • Life, by subscriptionLife, by subscription
    The American dream is no longer for sale — but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average day, you may wake up, shower, dress, drive to work and return home. But the way you do it […]
  • How To Keep IoT Hackers Out Of Your Food & FarmsHow To Keep IoT Hackers Out Of Your Food & Farms
    Karin Kloosterman is the CEO of flux , a smart device company that helps consumers grow healthier and safer food efficiently using hydroponics. How to join the network A drone equipped to “sniff” Zigbee flew over an Austin neighborhood in early August and found almost 1,600 devices. It’s a sign of how ubiquitous these technologies […]
  • Sirius XM’s Unpaid Intern ProblemSirius XM’s Unpaid Intern Problem
    Radio talk show host Howard Stern debuts his show on Sirius Satellite Radio Jan. 09, 2006 at the network’s studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. SiriusXM pays Stern $80 million a year, but regularly uses unpaid interns according to an ongoing class action lawsuit. Getty Eddie Talaske […] Click to view full article
  • 11 Thomas Jefferson Quotes on Motivation, Mindset, Productivity and More11 Thomas Jefferson Quotes on Motivation, Mindset, Productivity and More
    Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner — there’s a lot you can learn from Jefferson. Check out these 11 quotes from the third POTUS that will inspire you — and make you think. In honor of his birthday, here’s some wisdom from the founding father. The author of the Declaration of […]
  • This refrigerator runs on water and sunlightThis refrigerator runs on water and sunlight
    Evaptainers are refrigeration devices that look like a large cooler and run on sun and water. The heat is drawn out of the unit’s interior onto highly conducive aluminum plates. They’re connected to a special fabric, which is kept wet, and the heat naturally dissipates through evaporative cooling.[…] Click to view full article