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Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery

The retail giant’s proposal carves out airspace from 200ft-400ft exclusively for autonomous drones, with a further 100ft above it declared a no-fly zone<p>Amazon is proposing that a pristine slice of airspace above the world’s cities and suburbs should be set aside for the deployment of high-speed …

hobbyist

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Fossil Fuels

Why the Saudis Are Going Solar

The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy.<p>Prince Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud belongs to the family that rules Saudi Arabia. He wears a white <i>thawb</i> and <i>ghutra</i>, the traditional robe and headdress of Arab men, and he has a cavernous …

Oil

Another Financial Crisis Is Inevitable, Promises The Fed Vice Chairman

“We need always be aware that the next crisis–and there will be one– will not be identical to the last one and that we need to be vigilant in both trying to foresee it and seeking to prevent it,” Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said last week in a speech to the National Bureau …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

Intelligent Forklifts Reshape the Warehouse

Modern intelligent forklifts include diagnostics that allow the equipment to signal when it needs to be serviced, speed controls, anti-slip technology that monitors wheel spin and improve traction on slick floors, collision detection, fork speed optimization, and more.<p>Intelligent forklifts promote …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …

I learned the most important lessons on starting a business when I was 11

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Joel Peterson here</i><p>I started my first business at age 11, selling tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and squash that I grew myself. It was all planted from seed on a tiny plot of land behind our two-bedroom house in Okemos, Michigan.<p>My maiden venture …

Business Strategy

The Real Thing? Original Coca-Cola Recipe Might Be on eBay

A Georgia antiques collector is the latest person to claim that he might have found the original recipe for Coca-Cola.<p>Cliff Kluge and his wife Arlene …