Tag Archives: NASA

The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 6/3/17


Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

Early humans were long assumed to have traveled south from Alaska. But in Peru, many stayed put. / Science News http://ow.ly/nfoF30ciktY

Seven small businesses to collaborate with Argonne to solve technical challenges / Argonne 

Dragon spacecraft sets out on historic return to space station / New Atlas 

As NASA puts together a mission to Europa, discover another possible home to alien life – just four light years away / New Scientist 

Scientists are maintaining their round-the-clock observations of this mysterious star. / Nova PBS 

America has a problem with opioids. Virtual reality might be the answer / WEF 

Comparing education, income and job data for immigrants vs. native-born / St. Louis Fed 

How to create a strong working relationship, reduce misunderstandings, and increase productivity / HBR http://ow.ly/DOSs30cikJg

Was the 2009 Recovery Act really the biggest economic recovery plan in history? / St. Louis Fed 

Swearing on social media really could cost you your job / WEF 

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HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program


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The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity laws to open workplaces at NASA and NASA contractors to African Americans while creating thousands of research and technology jobs in the Deep South to ameliorate poverty. We Could Not Fail tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of how shooting for the stars helped to overcome segregation on earth.

Richard Paul and Steven Moss profile ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. They recount how these technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate surmounted barriers to move, in some cases literally, from the cotton fields to the launching pad. The authors vividly describe what it was like to be the sole African American in a NASA work group and how these brave and determined men also helped to transform Southern society by integrating colleges, patenting new inventions, holding elective office, and reviving and governing defunct towns. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 8/25 – 8/29


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

A bigger iPhone could push phablet explosion l Computerworld http://ow.ly/APwZO

This fossil dinosaur nursery might contain the bones of their babysitter l New Scientist http://ow.ly/APnpx

History & future of Louisiana, and the devastating effects of climate change l Louisiana Sea Grant http://fb.me/6WiEP6qJy

Encouraging Cleantech With Investment l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/6lRY9X

Developing a better way to produce hydrogen – splitting water with sunlight l Livermore Labs http://1.usa.gov/XVMYay

NASA launches massive cloud migration l Computerworld http://ow.ly/APAaf

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

New report says lending at credit unions up by double digits so far in 2014 l CU Journal http://bit.ly/1paKdHz

Which investors are best for emerging markets? Why the right mix matters l WEF http://wef.ch/XViDZG

Could cities replace countries by 2050? l WEF http://wef.ch/XVL8pY

Despite aggressive deleveraging, Generation X remains “Generation Debt” l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1C6kZnH

Climate change is a food security risk for Africa l World Bank http://wrld.bg/ALAiM

Why do poorer countries like China lend to richer countries like the US? l WEF http://wef.ch/1qwpSBs

HBCU Money™ Dozen Links 9/9 – 9/13


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

14 Things You Need to Know About Data Storage Management l ComputerWorld

Voyager has left the system. “NASA Says Voyager 1 Is Now Officially in Interstellar Space” l Wired Science

Geothermal Power Used In British Columbia Residential Development l Clean Technica

Aquaculture a growing industry in the Midwest l IL-IN Sea Grant

FBI issues advisory to financial institutions, but customers should take notice too l ComputerWorld

Frack away, UK, it’s carbon neutral. Sort of l New Scientist

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

See the latest data on tax collections by your state l St. Louis Fed

Economics: the most under-taught subject in America? l CEE

GOP to push bill restoring work requirement for food stamps l Floor Action

Housing inventory grew in August l Housing Wire

The vulnerabilty of American families: 40% cannot come up with $2,000 in 30 days l FINRA

All 12 presidents submit joint letter to SEC encouraging money market mutual fund reform l Boston Fed

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

HBCU Money™ Dozen Links 9/2 – 9/6


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

NASA’s lunar mission could lead to Internet in space l ComputerWorld

Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on Earth l NSF

How the NSA gets around encryption – and the security holes it leaves behind l New Scientist

Better Data for Better Environmental Protection l EPA

Whooosh! How jets of air can alter your emotions l New Scientist

Childhood dream of being a tornado chaser helped blogger appreciate how weather & climate shape the environment l EPA

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Employment rose by 169,000 in August; workforce now totals 136.13 million, highest in 5 years l St. Louis Fed

Fed hosting free audioconference on Entrepreneurship in rural America Sept. 10. Register l SF Fed

Consumer’s Guide to Credit Cards; try the calculator to see how long it takes to pay off l Chicago Fed

Florida city takes aim at unsightly foreclosures l Housing Wire

Young homeowners sidelined by employment woes l Housing Wire

Why were there fewer underwater mortgages in Texas during the Great Recession? l Dallas Fed

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.