White House counsel walks a fine line in serving Trump’s demands | The Washington Post


The previously unreported episode underscores White House counsel Donald McGahn’s precarious position in the Russia probe as he seeks to both mollify and protect his client, the commander in chief.

He has served as an adviser, a participant and most recently a witness in the continuing Russia investigation — a complex role that puts him at the center of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s examination of whether Trump sought to obstruct justice.

Source: White House counsel walks a fine line in serving Trump’s demands – The Washington Post

How Self-Driving Cars Use Lidar Laser Sensors to See | WIRED

Lidar works much like radar, but instead of sending out radio waves it emits pulses of infrared light—aka lasers invisible to the human eye—and measures how long they take to come back after hitting nearby objects.

It does this millions of times a second, then compiles the results into a so-called point cloud, which works like a 3-D map of the world in real time—a map so detailed it can be used not just to spot objects but to identify them.

Once it can identify objects, the car’s computer can predict how they will behave, and thus how it should drive.

Source: How Self-Driving Cars Use Lidar Laser Sensors to See | WIRED

MaxSpace | A breakthrough in conduit space maximization


The MaxSpace Conduit Space Recovery Unit uses a split metal sleeve to protect the active cable while the innerduct is extracted.

Rigid innerduct is then drawn into the machine using opposing drive wheels that force the innerduct through four cutting blades, slicing the innerduct into quarters.

The sliced innerduct is then fed into a chipping machine and compressed into disposal bags.

Source: MaxSpace | Products | MaxCell

The End of Easy Money | YouTube

Central banks are gradually starting to raise interest rates and unwind bond purchase programs.

Are financial markets and the world economy ready for the tightening of monetary policy?

Source: The End of Easy Money – YouTube

The Next Financial Crisis | YouTube

Are the overheated markets headed towards another financial crisis?

Dimensions addressed:

  • Concerns over leverage and liquidity
  • Implications of passive investing
  • Transforming financial services business models

Source: The Next Financial Crisis | YouTube

WEF 2018: The Common Has to Move Back Into Focus – World Economic Forum | A.T. Kearney

Our world has, without doubt, probably been in better shape, but considering the facts, it did look quite a lot bleaker: The Global Economic Outlook recently published by A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council didn’t paint a picture of blue skies, but no more than one with light clouds either.

By 2022, global growth is predicted to rise by 2.9 percent on average. Asia will continue to be the main driver, but things are also looking up in the European Union—and not just in central Europe, but in the south as well.

Source: WEF 2018: The Common Has to Move Back Into Focus – World Economic Forum – A.T. Kearney

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Looking Forward to Society 5.0 – World Economic Forum | A.T. Kearney

In Society 5.0, the world has moved past the information age and into one where technologies like the Internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence are leading to solutions that lead to better human life.

As envisioned by Japan’s government, it would lead to advances such as healthcare solutions for an aging society, grounded in data; improved transportation solutions for citizens in underserved areas, thanks to autonomous driving and other technologies; improved road infrastructure with support from AI and robots.

Source: Looking Forward to Society 5.0 – World Economic Forum – A.T. Kearney

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