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Space News Roundup – April 13, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council April 13, 2017   SpaceX Gaining Substantial Cost Savings From Reused Falcon 9 SpaceX saw significant cost savings by reusing a Falcon 9 first stage in a launch last week, a key factor for the economic viability...

The Promise of Gene Editing

by Matt Ridley April 7, 2017 Scientists at the Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, said last month that they had edited the genomes of pigs, rendering them immune to a dangerous virus. The announcement is extraordinary precisely because it sounds almost routine these...

Trump’s FDA Pick Should Let Patients Be Free to Choose

by Bartley J. Madden and Susan E. Dudley March 27, 2017 President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, a medical doctor and former FDA deputy commissioner, knows from...

Reality Gets Too Virtual at SXSW

by Patrick Watson March 25, 2017 Reality is getting complicated. Don’t like the world around you? Today’s technology lets you pick a different one. Virtual reality was everywhere at last week’s South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX. I tried several different VR...

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...

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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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