In the aftermath of 7.0 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the island. Life360 contacted us wanting to create a graphic showing the global humanitarian response. The result was both a testament to mans compassion for those suffering and in need. And at the same time, a saddening look at just how much damage was done, and how many lives lost.
NASA’s plans to return to the moon and launch an Apollo-style mission to Mars have been hampered by the fact that they simply don’t have enough money, raising the question of whether we should let financial constraints restrain human vision.
The Human Space Flight Plans Committee, formed by President Obama, stated in their report that without a significant boost in NASA’s current budget, not only will it be impossible to return to the moon by the goal of 2020, but astronauts might not be able to go at all.
The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation’s electrical systems.
The EU has big plans for its renewable energy future, and much attention has thus far been directed towards wind generated power, with nations such as the UK and Germany leading the way in making the most of Europe’s wind potential. For this reason, the European Commission’s latest plan to reduce carbon emissions by pumping a huge slice of the 50 billion euros available for research and development into solar power, may raise a few eyebrows.
Power generated from solar panels and carbon capture-and-store technology are the two major components of the EU’s plans, as the commission tries to demonstrate how it is taking the necessary steps to meet ambitious carbon cutting targets. The plan, due to be released tomorrow, is a direct attempt to raise the EU’s profile before the UN summit meeting in Copenhagen in December on reaching a new global agreement to curb climate change.
At the end of August, bank hacker Ehud Tenenbaum was photographed leaving court, having pleaded guilty to a single count of bank-card fraud. Tenenbaum, who is Iraeli by birth, had been arrested in Canada last year for allegedly stealing roughly $1.5 million in a bank hacking scheme. But before Canadian authorities could prosecute him, he was extradited back to the United States. Now he pleads guilty to having played a major role in a sophisticated computer-hacking scheme that officials believe scored $10 million from US banks.