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China says US trade probe would violate international rules

August 15, 2017

China criticized President Donald Trump’s order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing’s technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard” Chinese interests.

President Trump Takes Action on Intellectual Property Rights

August 15, 2017

Today (8/14) at the White House, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum asking the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions. The President was joined by Secretary Wilbur Ross, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, and Director of the White House National Trade Council Peter Navarro.

The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns -- here's how they might be used

August 14, 2017

Long relegated to the world of science fiction, lasers and rail guns are increasingly appearing in real life. Railguns use electromagnets to fire projectiles at supersonic speeds, while lasers fire pure energy bursts.

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday

August 14, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

3 Things Women in Tech Must Do to Get Ahead

August 13, 2017

The National Center for Women and Information Technology tells us that women hold only 26% of computing jobs in the United States; the percentages for women of color don’t even crack double digits. And as we move up the chain of command, women’s representation drops from 27% in entry-level positions to just 14% in the executive suite. So what can you do to make sure you’re not one of the statistics? - 3 Things Women in Tech Must Do to Get Ahead  - Aug.08.2017 https://www.nbcnews.com/better/business/3-things-

NASA Jets Equipped With Telescopes Will Chase Solar Eclipse 2017

August 13, 2017

The jets will fly 70 miles apart, one in front of the other as they fly through the total eclipse zone that runs from Oregon to South Carolina. The jets, however, are launching from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. They’ll meet up with the eclipse 50,000 feet above Missouri, and will keep with it as it passes over Illinois and Tennessee.

NASA Celebrates 5 Years of Curiosity With New Mars Rover Video

August 13, 2017

On August 6 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars and kicked off a new era of Martian exploration. It was NASA’s fourth rover mission to Mars over the past 20 years; previous missions successfully landed the Sojurner, Spirit, and Opportunity rovers. Curiosity represented a far more difficult undertaking than its predecessors.

A Japanese Telecom Giant Bets $1 Billion on Pharma

August 13, 2017

SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications giant, has been on a multibillion-dollar acquisition and investment spree for the past year or so. It isn’t over. Today pharmaceutical company Roivant is announcing a $1.1 billion investment, mostly from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

Fired Google engineer James Damore says company is 'like a cult'

August 13, 2017

The Google engineer fired for writing a controversial memo about diversity has gone beyond referring to the company as an "echo chamber" that won't stand for dissent and now says it's "almost like a cult."

The 10 most expensive cities for hiring tech talent

August 10, 2017

Wondering where to make your next tech hires? According to a report from CBRE Research evaluating tech talent markets in 50 U.S. and Canadian markets, some of the most concentrated areas of tech talent are also the most expensive cities for businesses to operate in.

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