(nbcnews.com) – “NASA officially placed an order with SpaceX Friday for a manned mission to the International Space Station in 2017. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will be used to send a crew and cargo to the ISS and then remain there for seven months before returning to Earth.” Read more
“(fastcompany.com)– President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works. “ Read more
“(hbr.org) — Reading the headlines, you might think that the most urgent question about national success in innovation and growth is whether the U.S. or China should get the gold medal. The truth is: Germany wins hands down.
Germany does a better job on innovation in areas as diverse as sustainable energy systems, molecular biotech, lasers, and experimental software engineering. Indeed, as part of an effort to learn from Germany about effective innovation, U.S. states have encouraged the Fraunhofer Society, a German applied-science think tank, to set up no fewer than seven institutes in America.” Read more