Matthew Inman of the comic site The Oatmeal just passed the $1 million fund-raising mark, having solicited funds from Elon Musk, among many others, for a new Tesla museum. Never mind that there already is one (or two). Meanwhile, Christian Bale is said to be playing the legendary inventor in an upcoming movie. Why is everyone suddenly mad for the late Serbian superstar?
DARPA's funding their new cyberwarfare "Plan X" with $110 million in R&D over the next five years. What's in the works? New operating systems, sophisticated cyberwar scripts, and visual maps of the Internet.
Over the past few decades, Charlotte, NC has increasingly been recognized as a city emblematic of the "New South," replacing textile manufacturing with financial services as the predominant industry. Home to the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo and Bank of America, Charlotte is the largest financial center in the U.S. after New York City. Yet, the recession that began in 2008 hit the city hard, and many manufacturing workers became idled.
The city of Charlotte, NC, is on a transformative path, energizing its economy with an expanded manufacturing base and a new light rail line. In different ways, both the train, called the "Lynx," and a state-of-the-art "energy center" industrial base, are helping to form the connective tissue and muscle of a city that eagerly anticipates the future. Both of these developments are closely related to one company: Siemens.