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  • If Australia Wants Modern Submarines, It's Going To Need Modern Batteries

    Derek Woolner, David Glynne Jones Security, Asia Technological advances are leading to new battery innovations. When we expressed concern about the Royal Australian Navy’s plan to fit the first of its new Attack-class submarines with an outmoded lead–acid main battery system in over a decade’s time, former RAN submarine engineer Paul Greenfield rejected our key arguments. There are a number of issues raised by Greenfield that we’d dispute. More importantly, it’s at the policy level that his...

    The National Interest
  • Declining consumption inequality

    Listening to the debates among the Democrats running for president, there is much hand wringing about the alleged increase in income and wealth inequality. But is it true? Back in 2013, French economist Thomas Piketty, by using tax data, wrote a best-selling book claiming that inequality had been growing rapidly

    The Washington Times
  • How workaholics drive inequality

    The barriers between work and family are collapsing beneath the greed of our algorithms.

    Washington Post
  • The modern marvels of the market

    This month, a paralyzed man is walking with the aid of a brain-controlled exoskeleton.

    Washington Examiner
  • How to measure inequality as 'experienced difference'

    A new way of measuring wealth inequality better accounts for the way we experience it. In a paper published in Economics Letters, economists Samuel Bowles of the Santa Fe Institute and Wendy Carlin of University College London and the Santa Fe Institute propose a novel twist on the widely used Gini coefficient—a workhorse statistical measure for gauging the gap between haves and have-nots.
  • Japan Is Modernizing Its Military, but Can It Do More?

    Stratfor Worldview Security, Asia Tokyo faces a wide variety of threats. Key point: Japan already has a decent military and is working on new capabilities. However, it is unclear if these steps are sufficient to secure its future. Japan is accelerating its military normalization process by building up its offensive capabilities, especially those of its Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). As a part of that push, the United States on Oct. 29 granted Japan's request for a major upgrade to...

    The National Interest
  • The History of the Modern Graphics Processor

    While 3D graphics turned a fairly dull PC industry into a light and magic show, they owe their existence to generations of innovative endeavour. This is the first installment on a series of four articles that in chronological order, take an extensive look at the history of the GPU. Going from the early days of 3D consumer graphics, to the 3Dfx Voodoo game-changer, the industry's consolidation at the turn of the century, and today's modern GPGPU.