Archive for April, 2015
The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will happen in Switzerland this summer as proof of concept to “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the drones.”
That’s right: robots are about to deliver our mail.
The first Matternet drone, called the ONE, can transport items up to 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) over 20 kilometers – or about 12 miles – on one charge. The company hopes to use the drones to deliver light packages like medicine, documents, and parts. Read more here.
Operation Jade Helm poses a real enigma (read previous article here). It is a large peace-time operation conducted in civilian areas which are given strange “hostile” tags. Even if this is just a drill, to name states such as Texas and Utah as “hostile” certainly invokes hostile reactions from those named. Not to mention that it is already a PR disaster. Yet, little has been mentioned from main stream media on this event that stretches over 6 months. Official reasons for the operation are not convincing. Instead, it raises more doubts and questions. All indications are that the operation is a prelude to something sinister and catastrophic. Read the rest of this entry »
There was a time when education is regarded as a mandatory phase in life. It is education that brings about progress. To train the mind with skills and knowledge so that the frontiers of tomorrow may be explored is the raison d’etre of education. Without education, society stagnates, even regresses and dies. The coveted university endeavour allows the next generation to dream of a better tomorrow. Hence education is an investment of human resource. But who is responsible to provide for fair opportunities to those able to move on to a tertiary education? Read the rest of this entry »