Category Archives: Trends

Flying Soon to a Garage Near You

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The joke among futurists is that flying cars are 20 years in the future and always will be.  But a company called AeroMobil has recently demonstrated an elongated, road-ready flying vehicle with stowable wings that can navigate both city traffic and the airspace between landings and take-offs from the world’s airports.  Meanwhile, a company called South by Southwest is about to launch a flying roadster that will sell at roughly the cost of a high-end Tesla.

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The Long Decline in Child Mortality

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If you think the world is going to hell in a handbasket, step back and look at the bigger picture.  One important statistic is child mortality—the number of children who perish below 5 years of age.  Over the last 50 years, the world has experienced a hundredfold decrease in this key measure of health, to the point where, in the more developed nations, it is now lower than 1%.

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