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12.18.17

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”
– Steve Jobs




 

Aerion & lockheed Martin developing world’s first supersonic business jet  Aerion and Lockheed Martin have joined forces to develop the world’s first supersonic business jet, called the ‘AS2’. the year long partnership will see the aviation giants collaborate and deliver all the final stages of the airplane, including engineering, certification and production. - Design Boom

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend  The Force dominated at the box office as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened with a stellar $220 million weekend at 4,232 North American sites — the second-highest opening weekend of all time. - Variety

Impatient With Colleges, Employers Design Their Own Courses  Tired of waiting, Microsoft, Linux and other employers have teamed up with edX, a collaboration started by Harvard and MIT to provide online education that is much easier than brick-and-mortar programs to keep up to date and to disseminate to vast numbers of students simultaneously. - Wired

DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham December 17 at 6:00 AM   Top attorneys at the DEA and the Justice Department struck a deal earlier this year with the corporation and its powerful lawyers, an agreement that was far more lenient than the field division wanted, according to interviews and internal government documents. - Washington Post

Facebook will soon demote posts that beg for likes, comments, and shares   Starting this week, Facebook will begin demoting spammy or “engagement bait” posts that goad users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting. Posts which prompt users to “Tag a friend who likes to nap!” seem popular because they game Facebook’s algorithms, which causes Facebook to prioritize those posts in more News Feeds. - The Verge

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics  Over the past decade Kim has described a very new way of looking for patterns in the seemingly patternless world of rational numbers. He’s described this method in papers and conference talks and passed it along to students who now carry on the work themselves. Yet he has always held something back. He has a vision that animates his ideas, one based not in the pure world of numbers, but in concepts borrowed from physics. To Kim, rational solutions are somehow like the trajectory of light. - Wired
 
  The Best Fitness Hacks of 2017
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