30 July 2015
29 July 2015
“WASHINGTON — There’s evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter’s moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more than twice as much water as Earth. There are at least half a dozen of these ocean worlds in our solar system alone — and where there’s water, there may be answers about the potential for life across the universe.
That’s what a panel of planetary scientists told the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Tuesday, and left everyone’s minds blown.
“Are we alone? Many, many people on planet Earth want to know,” said Dr. John Grunsfeld, a physicist and former astronaut who now leads NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “We are on the cusp of being able to answer that question … because of the investments we’re making in space technology.”’
28 July 2015
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27 July 2015
“Financial inclusion is a hot topic, with efforts regionally and globally shaping up to increase access to banking services.
The latest World Bank report showed a 20 percent drop in the number of ‘unbanked’ individuals to two billion between 2011 and 2014 as more than 700 million people became account holders at banks, other financial institutions or mobile money service providers.”
24 July 2015
“In a new study by Randstad Technologies, 42 percent of respondents surveyed — representing a cross-section of industries — have either taken no steps toward transition to EMV in the U.S., or are unaware of any progress being made at their company.
A majority of respondents (58 percent) also said that missing the liability shift deadline will have little or no impact on their company’s bottom line, according to a press release about the study.”