Boeing HorizonX, others invest in Fortem Technologies airspace-awareness, object-avoidance for unmanned, autonomous aircraft | Intelligent Aerospace


The Fortem TrueView radar system can simultaneously track thousands of objects-each smaller than a soda can, traveling at high velocity, across a 360-degree field of view. Lightweight and low power, TrueView R20 weighs only 1.5 pounds and consumes less power than an LED street light.

Fortem Technologies is building ground-based intelligent airspace monitoring systems for BVLOS drone corridors and active “Drone No Fly Zone” protection. These systems can scale from a single building to an entire metropolitan area.

The system becomes an intelligent network of mobile and fixed locations creating a detection fabric that permeates an entire region, delivering a real-time data stream of the location and velocity of all airborne objects.

Source: Boeing HorizonX, others invest in Fortem Technologies airspace-awareness, object-avoidance for unmanned, autonomous aircraft – Intelligent Aerospace

The Real Crisis of Journalism


The crisis in journalism is a business crisis, and it’s been going on for twenty years; the outcome remains far from obvious.

Writers and editors at magazines and newspapers live with a perpetual sense of foreboding, which leads to plummeting self-confidence in their own work and a tendency to overestimate the new digital enterprises, or the new digitally rich owners of the old enterprises.

Source: The Real Crisis of Journalism – The New Yorker

Can life exist on a planet without a star? | Aeon


A free-floating planet’s biosphere must be built on chemoautotrophs.

Only chemoautotrophs can provide the organic carbon required by other, more complex organisms. But because of their low biological efficiency, a biosphere built on chemoautotrophs would need a large amount of biomass to be productive. Instead of having one ‘photosynthetic’ tree growing 1,000 apples, it would need 1,000 ‘chemoautotrophic’ trees growing one apple each.

via Can life exist on a planet without a star? – Sean Raymond – Aeon.

The Caging of America | The New Yorker


The scale and the brutality of our prisons are the moral scandal of American life.

Source: The Caging of America – The New Yorker

nbn legislative framework | Department of Communications


nbn is the wholesale-only broadband company.

nbn sells its services to retail phone and internet service providers. It must be open, transparent and fair in this, under the supervision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The legislation set up the regulatory framework for nbn and sets out the process for the eventual sale.

via nbn legislative framework | Department of Communications.

John Boehner resigns; Speaker to quit Congress at end of October | Washington Times


The move comes just a day after he lived out a personal dream by hosting Pope Francis for an address to a join session of Congress — something the Ohio Catholic had sought for years.

Source: John Boehner resigns; Speaker to quit Congress at end of October – Washington Times

Addressing Congress, pope urges U.S. to end hostility toward immigrants | Reuters


Pope Francis beseeched Americans to end hostility toward immigrants in a historic speech before the U.S. Congress on Thursday (Sep 24), weighing in forcefully on a divisive issue that is stirring debate in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Source: Addressing Congress, pope urges U.S. to end hostility toward immigrants | Reuters

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How to See This Weekend’s ‘Super Blood Moon’ | D-brief


On the night of September 27/28, the Full Moon plunges through Earth’s shadow for the second time this year, and this time, it’s the biggest Full Moon of 2015.

Source: How to See This Weekend’s ‘Super Blood Moon’ – D-brief

You are expelling a million microbes an hour, and they could be used to identify you | Quartz


You are not one organism, but a system of trillions. Each groove in the body and all its surfaces are teeming with microbes.

So it should be no surprise that anything you touch doesn’t just have your unique fingerprint but also your unique set of microbes.

Source: You are expelling a million microbes an hour, and they could be used to identify you – Quartz

The Guide to Structuring Your Perfect Work Day | GovExec.com


Your body’s production of cortisol, a hormone that promotes alertness, peaks on average between 8am and 9am anyway (or about 30-45 minutes after you wake).

Of course, early risers might feel the need to sneak in an extra cup before 8am anyway. No one will know but you.

Source: The Guide to Structuring Your Perfect Work Day – Promising Practices – Management – GovExec.com