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Space News Roundup – March 22, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council March 22, 2017   Blue Origin Plans Crewed (Suborbital) Launch Within a Year The spaceflight company Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its first crewed flight to...

The Fracking Tiger is Eating the Russian Bear

by  Ambrose Evans-Pritchard March 22, 2017 The US shale industry has become a hydra-headed monster for Russia – and OPEC too. Before they have contained one threat, fresh dangers keeps popping up in new and expanding zones. This war of attrition in the crude markets...

Space News Roundup – March 10, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council March 10, 2017   Blue Origin’s Big 'New Glenn' Rocket Unveiled With New Animation The New Glenn rocket is named after NASA astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. Blue Origin has unveiled plans...

Russia and OPEC are Permianently Fracked

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard March 8, 2017 The OPEC oil cartel – and Putin’s Russia – are waking up to an unpleasant surprise. Shale output from the Permian Basin in Texas is expanding faster than the world thought humanly possible. The scale threatens to neutralize...

One Bitcoin Is Now Worth More Than an Ounce of Gold

Editorial note: the relationship between the Bitcoin price and gold is interesting as a symbol of Bitcoin's market success, and the broader success of cryptocurrency general, but has no greater structural significance. Moreover, the market capitalization of the gold...

Space News Roundup – February 24, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council February 24, 2017   SpaceX Launches From NASA's Historic Moon Pad, Lands Nearby NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's...

Trump FDA Chief Could Disrupt Biotech/Pharma Investing

by Patrick Cox February 15, 2017 It’s apt that President Trump is the oldest elected president in US history. Nothing better defines the biggest problem of our era… the aging of society. Trump’s age doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for him. At 70, his schedule and...

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Endorse 23 Principles for A.I.

Follow these guidelines and maybe artificial intelligence won't kill us all. by James Grebey February 12, 2017 Artificial intelligence is an amazing technology that’s changing the world in fantastic ways, but anybody who has ever seen the movie Terminator knows that...

Space News Roundup – February 8, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council February 8, 2017   Moon Express: The Legal Dimension of Private Companies Mining the Moon Earlier this week Moon Express co-founder Naveen Jain said the company plans to land on the Moon this year, with a view...

Black Swans, Barbells, and BioTech

by Patrick Cox February 4, 2017 Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s 2006 book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, popularized the view that societies have trouble dealing with big changes. Most people tend to think that things will go on pretty much as they have...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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