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Modern Conquest | Foreign Affairs

This is an great inforgraphic that shows aggressive conquests have declined, but land grabs are on the rise. Source: Modern Conquest | Foreign Affairs

Remote control of a Jeep — the battle is just beginning

Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its dashboard computer from 10 miles away. In the first such breach of its kind, security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin – all while sitting on their sofa.…

More Air Pollution, More Autism

autism, health

A growing body of work is continuing to build a correlation between pollution and Autism. In June a study by Harvard School of Public Health indicated a significant increased risk of Autism in areas with higher rates of air pollution. Today a new study from the University of Chicago built a correlation between genital malformation…

China ahead on drone delivery for customers

As everyone is discussing the Amazon announcement on CBS 60 Minutes, it is important to note SF Express in China is already piloting the concept. Pun intended. Even a cake delivery service is testing the use of drones. I do find it interesting that the FAA in the US is not going to provide guidance or…

The Chinese colony of Brazil – Part Duex

“What happens is you start getting people saying ‘Wait a minute, we are running a huge trade deficit with China. They are investing $20 billion and grabbing up all our resources. Are we a colony?’” says Derek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute. While controversial the first settlement of the Brazilian people by the Chinese was in…

Most popular sports by country — Wyly Wade

Most of the countries one would expect, cricket India, ice hockey Canada, table tennis China. The odd duck is clearly Guyana which most would consider a typical South American country until one realizes that 43.5% of the population is East Indian in origin. These are descendants as indentured servants. From 1838 to 1917 over 238,000 indentured Indian…

Plugging Cyber Warfare Governance: Asia Should Act Now

In cyber space, a virtual realm with no natural or geographic borders, and constantly dynamic packets of data routed from one node to another, the world really is flat. It is also anonymous since identity verification is not yet required and can be masked through complicated routing patterns. A 2011 study, “Cyber security and cyber warfare: Preliminary assessment of…

Japan Solar Energy Soars, But Grid Needs to Catch Up

It has always been a chicken and egg question do you invest in the grid first or invest in the production to then drive the improvements to the grid? Interesting in Spain they have such a large amount of home generation that they have started taxing home generation, so now the Spaniards are pulling the…

Cyber Warfare Systems Market Expanding to US$19.4Bn by 2023

With the increasing importance of information and communication technologies both on and off the battlefield, new research forecasts continued robust global spending on cyber warfare systems until 2023, with the market expanding from US$11.1 billion in 2013 to US$19.4 billion by 2023 – a CAGR of 5.77%. This significant growth is further fuelled by a…

China’s North Korea Policy: Backtracking from Sunnylands?

To understand China’s policies towards North Korea and their potential for change, it is crucial not to mistake bolder rhetoric and the public debate—online, in the media, and in academia—for a lasting shift in state policy. Outwardly, Chinese policy towards the DPRK appears to be in a state of deepening uncertainty. Since the DPRK conducted its third nuclear…

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