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Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Engineering and Policy Perspectives

by Bilal M. Ayyub, Alice Hillvia National Academy of Engineering
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Each year, governments and the private sector invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure that may not withstand future risks from climate change (Oxford Economics 2017). Most of the world’s new infrastructure will be built in developing countries, which face the dual challenges of disaster response and urbanization (Oxford Economics 2017), but responding to natural disasters is also a major challenge in developed countries. 

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Uncommon Knowledge With David Berlinski On “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

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Will California Voters Be Stem-Cell Suckered Again?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Back in 2004, the university-biotech complex and its camp followers in the media and Hollywood convinced California voters to borrow $3 Billion to establish the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Its purpose was to pay for embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning research over which the federal-government imposed funding restrictions.
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia Phys.org
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

There are plenty of easy consumer choices. Paper clips: easy. Dish sponges: easy. Those products sit at one end of the spectrum. At the other end, impossibly distant, is health insurance.

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Uncommon Knowledge with David Berlinski on “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

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Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

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Lessons From The Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp Video Series

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution's PolicyEd program is launching a new video series "Lessons from the Hoover Institution Policy Boot Camp," featuring lectures from the intensive, one-week program available to a select group of college students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Covering the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy, this new video series makes this exclusive educational content available to everyone.

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Raghuram Rajan: The Roots Of Our Discontent

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about a wide range of topics relating to this year’s theme at the Trento Festival of Economics: “Globalization, Nationalism, and Representation.”

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George Gilder: Cloud Computing Is Reaching Its Limits

quoting Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Mind Matters News
Saturday, June 29, 2019

The “cloud” isn’t something ethereal “up there,” Gilder reminds us; it is giant factory floors of computers.

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The “Digital Revolution” Of Wellbeing

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 28, 2019

The rise of digital platforms, cutting-edge forms of automation, and Big Data promises to transform labor markets and upend longstanding business models. It will also broaden our thinking about human wellbeing, much of which hinges on social and experiential factors that have little to do with standard measures of material welfare.

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Iran Used A Home-Grown Missile Platform To Shoot Down US Drone

quoting Amy Zegartvia Engineering.com
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Iranian military knocked an expensive, state-of-the-art U.S. military drone out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

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