Sub-scale Drogue Chute Testing
NASA – Dr. Anita Sengupta and Donn Liddle of NASA are pictured in the low speed wind tunnel at Texas A&M University, which is being used for testing of a scale model of the Orion spacecraft and its parachute system Image credit: NASA/James Blair
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Posted in Science, SPACE WATCH, Technology, Transportation
Tagged International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, Lockheed Martin, Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA, Orion, Space, Technology, Test & certification, United States
By Terry Murray – The House of Representatives recently voted in favor 407-17 of legislation that would allow non-accredited investors to make equity investments in privately held, small startup companies.
Currently, in order for an investor (that isn’t a friend or family member) to participate in a private placement memorandum the SEC requires that the investor has a net worth (excluding their primary residence) in excess of $2 million and/or an income of at least $250,000 per year for the past three consecutive years.
The crowd funding crowd has come back with the argument that anyone can go down to the local casino, or the state lottery outlet, and squander their money there, so why should the government be trying to protect these potential investors from the democratization of investor-driven startups? more> http://tinyurl.com/7edqv72
Posted in Banking, Business, Economic development
Tagged Capital, crowdfunding, Equity (finance), Industrial economy, Investor, SEC, Startup company, Terry Murray, United States, United States House of Representatives
Bloomberg – International Business Machines Corp. won a record number of U.S. patents in 2011, its 19th straight year on top, as some Asian competitors advanced in the rankings at the expense of Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp.
IBM, the world’s biggest computer-services provider, gained 6,180 patents last year, researcher IFI Claims Patent Services said in a statement. Samsung Electronics Co. was second, its growth outpacing IBM, and Canon Inc. replaced Microsoft as third. Panasonic Corp. moved up to No. 4 and Toshiba Corp. advanced to fifth spot. more> http://tinyurl.com/722bm7h
Posted in Business, Economy, Intellectual Property, Technology
Tagged Canon, IBM, Industrial economy, Microsoft, Panasonic Corporation, Patent, Samsung Group, Toshiba, United States
By Roberta Rampton and Richard Cowan – After delaying the $7 billion project past the November 2012 election, Obama was compelled by Congress to decide by February 21 on whether to approve the pipeline that would sharply boost the flow of oil from Canada’s oil sands.
Should Obama reject the pipeline, Senate Republicans would look at a bill that would force the go-ahead for work to begin, said Ryan Bernstein, an energy adviser to Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, citing the powers given to Congress in the Constitution to regulate commerce with foreign nations. more> http://tinyurl.com/7pflosc
Posted in CONGRESS WATCH, Economic development, Energy
Tagged Barack Obama, Canada, Government, John Hoeven, Keystone Pipeline, North Dakota, Republicans, United States, United States Congress