Thursday, September 3, 2015
  1. Economic Forecasts in the Age of Big Data

    Tara M. Sinclair
  2. Reassessing the Internet of Things

    Martin Neil Baily, ET AL

    Reassessing the Internet of Things

    &  say that the returns from the new technology could exceed what even the hype suggests.

    nest internet of things faz besharatian/Flickr

    The possibilities associated with the Internet of Things seem endless, and the predictions have been extravagant. But, while the gains are indeed likely to be tremendous, it will take time for the changes in the way businesses operate to be detected at the macroeconomic level. READ MORE

  3. Is Uber a Threat to Democracy?

    Kemal Derviş
  4. Bottling the Sun

    Steven Charles Cowley

    Bottling the Sun


     explores the vast potential of nuclear fusion to provide clean, safe energy in the long term.

    nuclear fusion Sandia Labs/Flickr

    Even if world leaders reach an agreement at the UN climate conference in December to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions substantially by 2050, the question of how to meet a booming global population’s insatiable appetite for energy in the longer term will remain. One of the most promising options is nuclear fusion. READ MORE

  5. Europe’s Digital Wrong Turn

    Christopher Engman

    Europe’s Digital Wrong Turn


     warns that a recent decision by EU ministers on data privacy could hobble Europe’s digital market.

    circuits Digitalarti/Flickr

    In May, the European Commission announced that it would create a unified digital market of 500 million consumers that would add €415 billion to the European Union’s GDP and create some 3.8 million jobs. Unfortunately, a recent decision on one key digital issue – data privacy – threatens to derail that effort. READ MORE

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