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What To Expect In 2015: Robots Join The Open-Source Revolution

Why is this significant? Because ROS is the Platonic ideal of the open-source movement: powerful, free code that cooperates rather than competes with other platforms. And it’s showing up everywhere, including R&D labs at Boeing and Ford.

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Politics

Who bears the risk of innovation failure?

Innovation is all about novelty, about charting new territory and sailing unknown waters. This implies that the outcome of any innovative endeavour is by no means certain, let alone predetermined. 1,013 more words

Innovation

How to “Create Value in the World” with Zero to One

By Blake Masters, co-author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future (Crown Business, September 2014)

What important truth do very few people agree with you on? 367 more words

Sociology

Moscow supports Pakistan’s application for full-fledged membership in SCO

ISLAMABAD, December 15. /TASS/. Moscow supports Pakistan’s application for full-fledged membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexei Dedov said on Monday.

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Politics

Congress Approves Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill

The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion government funding bill on Saturday night after days of fiery speeches on the chamber floors from both liberal firebrand Sen. 679 more words

The Hispanic in-migration that's revitalizing farm towns

At age 15, Jose Cuna Vera left his home in Queréndaro, a rural village in the Mexican state of Michoacán, and made his way to Oregon. 1,102 more words

Demography