Why Business Books Are Blue (And Other Tricky Marketing Techniques) | Fast Company


Within any given genre, a book cover can tell book browsers immediately if this is a book for people like them.

via Why Business Books Are Blue (And Other Tricky Marketing Techniques) | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

NATO minehunting UUV relies on GPU-based embedded processor from GE for imaging sonar | Military & Aerospace Electronics


MAGIC1 is a rugged, small-form-factor subsystem with an NVIDIA GPU. This kind of graphics processing capability increasingly is being applied in the aerospace and defense industry for complex digital signal processing. The GPU acts as a massively parallel embedded processor.

via NATO minehunting UUV relies on GPU-based embedded processor from GE for imaging sonar – Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels


The LCAC (Landing Craft, Air Cushion) is designed to move weapons, armored combat vehicles, equipment, cargo, infantry, and other military personnel to invasion beaches from amphibious assault ships offshore.

The specialized landing craft skims across the surface of the ocean on an air cushion, and can move at speeds faster than 40 knots. The entire hull rides about four feet above the ocean’s surface.

via Navy authorizes Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels.

Skilled Immigrants | Bloomberg

The U.S. system of immigration categories and caps has its roots in a 1924 law meant to curb a wave of post-World War I immigration.

The law established a quota system limiting immigration from any one country to 2 percent of the number of people from that country already living in the U.S. in 1890, though it excluded Asian immigrants.

via Skilled Immigrants – QuickTake – Bloomberg.

Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life’s structure


.. unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.

Scientists know the other varieties exist because when they synthesize these amino acids and sugars in a laboratory, roughly equal numbers of left- and right-facing arrangements form. But life prefers one. It’s a mysterious phenomenon called “homochirality.”

via Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life’s structure.

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate | Fast Company

Twenty minutes of physical activity can go a long way in terms of replenishing you.

“It’s tempting to just sit down and watch television. Screen time isn’t restorative.”

via Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

How To Make Mornings Better, Faster, And More Fun | Fast Company


Improve your mood by traveling to work on public trans-portation, bicycle, or foot.

via How To Make Mornings Better, Faster, And More Fun | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Is the net neutrality tide turning? And if so, which way? | TelecomTV

So convinced is she (digital advisor to the UK prime minster, Baroness Joanna Shields) that allowing net neutrality to die in the US would be counter-productive, that she thinks non-neutrality there would be a positive competitive differentiation for Europe, no doubt because companies could build businesses on the network safe in the knowledge that they couldn’t be blocked, slowed or extorted by ISPs.

via Is the net neutrality tide turning? And if so, which way? | TelecomTV.

Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S. | Bloomberg


Russia again looks likely to suffer from the fallout in oil markets, along with Iran and Venezuela, while the U.S. and China come out ahead.

via Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S. – Bloomberg.

N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Could Go On, Even if a Law Expires | NYTimes.com


.. it potentially transforms the politics of what could happen if the expiration date is reached without new legislation, giving congressional Republicans a way to try to shift the blame for any risk created by letting the program lapse to Mr. Obama, if the president does not use the provision to try to keep it going.

via N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Could Go On, Even if a Law Expires – NYTimes.com.