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- Paul G. Allen
- Vulcan Productions
- Great Elephant Census
- Smart City Challenge
Paul G. Allen
New Indian Express
This week let us analyze the role SETI – Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence plays in the UFO cover up program. According to folklore scholar Thomas Bullard UFOs are rumored to be second in popularity only to sex on the Internet. In the beginning when I was looking for information about UFOs and ETs, like many in this country I admired the work of SETI Astronomers Frank Drake, Carl Sagan, Jill Tarter and Seth Shostak believing these people were truth seeking heroes as portrayed in the movie Contact.
But after spending more than 10 years of my life studying the full history of the UFO phenomenon I come to realize that this so called SETI research is nothing but a classic diversionary tactic designed by NASA and other agencies to divert curious young people from real UFO related information…
Next Big Future
Will Henshall is CEO/founder of www.focusatwill.com, a Los Angeles based tech platform that helps professionals be four times more productive at work. He has had a 30 year career as a start up entrepreneur, tech inventor and notably successful musician.
In 1987 he founded the British pop soul band Londonbeat, who had two Billboard #1 hits, “I’ve Been Thinking About You” (91) and “Come Back” (95). After touring extensively he wanted to spend more time at home, and one day while sitting in his London recording studio he started figuring out how to collaborate remotely with other musicians and sound designers around the globe…
“The Indian Runner” was a Sean Penn-directed drama about the troubled relationship of two brothers, one a small-town sheriff, the other a Vietnam vet turned criminal.
Released in 1991, the film, which cost an estimated $7 million to produce, was a flop, grossing $191,125 in the U.S. and Canada…
An orphaned Indonesian orangutan is on the upswing thanks to one rescue group.
Chocolate, who was kidnapped by wildlife traders after a palm oil plantation moved into his habitat, was taken in by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) back in 2012 and released back into the wild a few months ago…
Great Elephant Census
To protect elephants in the wild, you need to know how many there are and where to find them. That was the goal set by a team led by Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders two years ago.
With $7-million grant from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his sister, Jody, plus support from 90 scientists, they surveyed 93% of all savanna elephants over a period of two years – the largest African wildlife survey ever undertaken. It required 81 aircraft and 286 crew flying 494,000km across 18 countries…
Smart City Challenge
Although Columbus Ohio was the sole winner of the U.S. DOT’s $40-million Smart City Challenge, the competition drew investment to other cities and created a repository of innovative transportation solutions. According to the DOT, “the challenge was built on the premise that the winning city would work with other government officials to help spread smart transportation technology throughout the U.S.” This panel will include a representative from Columbus Ohio as well as several other finalist cities to explore how this vision has been accomplished over the past nine months and what has been learned from Columbus’ implementation of its winning proposal…
President Obama will visit Pittsburgh in October to attend the White House Frontiers Conference co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to focus on progress in five “frontiers” of innovation, the White House announced Tuesday.
The Oct. 13 conference will focus on: personal frontiers in health care innovation and precision medicine; local frontiers in building smart, inclusive communities; national frontiers in harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence and robotics; international frontiers accelerating development of clean energy and advanced climate information, tools, services, and collaborations; and frontiers in space, including a journey to Mars…
President Barack Obama will visit Pittsburgh in October for a conference that will explore science, technology and innovation, jointly hosted by Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University and the White House.
The White House Frontiers Conference, on Oct. 13, will look at the future of healthcare, energy, data and space, topics that will also appear in the November issue of WIRED, a magazine focused on trendy technology and it’s impact. President Obama will guest edit that issue, which will also follow the theme of “Frontiers,” according to an article on the publication’s website…