Elon Musk says there’s a ’70 percent’ chance he’ll move to Mars

Elon Musk has talked about personally heading to Mars before, but how likely is he to make the trip, really? Well, he just put a number on it. In an interview for the Axios on HBO documentary series, Musk said there was a “70 percent” chance he’ll go to Mars. There have been a “recent number of breakthroughs” that have made it possible, he said. And as he hinted before, it’d likely be a one-way trip — he expects to “move there.” The executive also rejected the idea that traveling to Mars could be an “escape hatch for the rich” in its current form. He noted that an ad for going to Mars would be “like Shackleton’s ad for going to the Antarctic,” which (though likely not real) made clear how dangerous the South […]

LG imagines a smartphone with no less than 16 camera lenses

If the five cameras on LG’s V40 ThinQ seemed like a lot to you, how about 16? The Korean company may be working on a smartphone camera with that many lenses, according to a recently filed patent seen by LetsGoDigital. Arranged in a 4×4 matrix, it’s designed to capture a scene from multiple perspectives in a single shot. That will allow you to shoot 3D movies and manipulate shots by, say, moving someone’s head around or replacing it completely. In one example, LG shows how you’d be able to select the best photo in a series, or create a single shot from multiple angles. You could also rotate the head of your subject (or a teddy bear, as shown below) with whatever angle makes them look best. In another example, you’d be able […]

Veteran Mechanics, Avionics Troubleshooters In Highest Demand

The biggest challenge in recruiting U.S. aircraft mechanics is getting ones with the experience that younger mechanics just do not have, according to Stephen Wallace, president of LAUNCH Technicians, a division of LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions. “The older ones are starting to retire. Finding young people who are interested is not tough, but finding experienced ones is much tougher,” Wallace explains. As a result, LAUNCH has seen unprecedented increases in pay. In 2018, pay for its contracted mechanics has increased as much as 40% in some cases, and average pay went up 15%. These wage pressures have been especially hard on third-party MROs, as their airline customers seek both fewer hours and reduced hourly rates, Wallace says. Avionics technicians are in the highest demand, as are mechanics who can work with […]

Are hydrogen trains the future of UK travel?

Trains powered by hydrogen could be a reality in the UK by the “early 2020s”, according to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. They’re seen as a cleaner – but pricier – alternative to diesel trains, as the exhaust emission is pure water. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin reports from Germany, where hydrogen trains are already running.

Where you work, is it more important to be busy or to be strategic?

Look at this. It’s from here: Yep. But see, the thing is, it’s about much more than meetings and emails. Those are time sucks, for sure, but the picture is bigger than this. How is “the most important thing for success” something we lack time for? Few different reasons: “Strategy is important for success” is something you say on a survey. It’s not something you actually believe. To most people, work is about control, plain and simple. You achieve control through adherence to process and checkpoints above all. We call that “executing” and those that do that well get promoted up the chain. It’s not really because they are strategic and innovative, no — it’s because they take shit from the plates of people that make more money, they do the shit, when […]

Mobilité et sécurité: les deux piliers de la ville «intelligente» selon Axis

La Smart City Expo 2018 de Barcelone mettra l’accent sur les domaines où les habitants et les administrateurs peuvent trouver un maximum d’avantages grâce à une infrastructure et des données facilement connectées, essentiellement dans les domaines de la mobilité et de la sécurité. Axis Communications, un fabricant suédois de caméras réseau destinées aux secteurs de la sécurité physique et de la vidéosurveillance, profitera de la Smart City Expo, qui se tiendra à Barcelone du 13 au 15 novembre 2018, pour présenter sa gamme de solutions, en matière de sécurité et de mobilité dans le cadre de la ville «intelligente». «La Smart City Expo est l’occasion d’une mise en lumière de nos activités de l’année, au cours desquelles nous nous concentrons sur la sécurité publique et la mobilité, deux caractéristiques essentielles […]