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The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.
Since Steve Jobs’s death, in 2011, Elon Musk has emerged as the leading celebrity of Silicon Valley. Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors, which produces electric cars; the CEO of SpaceX, which makes rockets; and the chairman of SolarCity, which provides solar power systems. A self-made billionaire, programmer, and engineer—as well as the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in the Iron Manmovies—he has been on the cover of Fortune and Time. In 2013, he was first on the Atlantic’s list of “today’s greatest inventors,” nominated by leaders at Yahoo, Oracle, and Google. To believers, Musk is steering the history of technology. As one profile described his mystique, his “brilliance, his vision, and the breadth of his ambition make him the one-man embodiment of the future.”
A startup has built a glasses-free 3-D screen that’s much bigger than its previous prototype, bringing it a step closer to being built into gadgets (including the one in your driveway).
Your next car could have a 3-D dashboard—no glasses required.
July 30- The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that general aviation flying enables in all four corners of our great nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane.
Feature articles in this issue include:
In this issues Aeromedical Advisory department (p. 5), Federal Air Surgeon Dr. James Fraser updates us on the progress of Conditions AMEs Can Issue (CACI), while Checklist (p 21) highlights how the new Airman Certification Standards framework can help promote better preparation for cross-country flying. Also, Vertically Speaking (p 30) explores the dangers of distraction for rotorcraft pilots. And if youre headed to AirVenture this July, be sure to check out the FAA Forum schedule (p 7) for a list of WINGS credit eligible presentations. Among those presentations is the award ceremony for this years National GA Award Winners (p 26).
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Inside Amazon’s new fulfillment center in New Jersey, humans and robots work together in a highly efficient system.
Some of the secrets behind Amazon’s phenomenal success as an online retailer can be discovered inside a million-square-foot warehouse that sits amid bucolic scenery in the town of Robbinsville, New Jersey. The building is one of Amazon’s most advanced fulfillment centers, and it houses technologies that allow the company to deliver products to customers at amazing speed. Goods are identified, sorted, and packaged with computer-assisted precision, while employees work in tight collaboration with the plant’s automated systems in shifts that run around the clock.