Robots groeien exponentieel

Wat komt er in u op bij het woord robot? R2-D2 van Star Wars? The Terminator? Een robot die de mens wil helpen, of één die ons probeert te doden? Het grootste deel van de robotten vinden we vandaag terug in industriële toepassingen en doen eerder „domme” opdrachten. Dom of niet, ze slagen erin bepaalde taken nauwkeurig, snel en veilig uit te voeren. Robots…

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Google Glass: het leven na de hype

U dacht dat de Google Glass dood en begraven was? Niets van. Een groep Vlaamse ondernemers die momenteel door Silicon Valley trekt, leert dat u het gadget best niet te snel afschrijft. Lauren Kleynjans van het investeringsteam van Econopolis merkt dat er bij gebruikers toch nog wat schroom is om de bril in het openbaar op te zetten.…

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Op ondernemersbedevaart naar Silicon Valley

“Ondernemers moeten minstens éénmaal in hun leven naar Silicon Valley. Daar zullen ze rond het nieuwe en imposante Apple-hoofdkwartier het “spaceship” wandelen. Zo lijkt het tenminste, want elke week vertrekt een groep ondernemers uit Europa, en steeds meer uit Vlaanderen, naar het Mekka van technologie, innovatie en -jawel- disruptie”…

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Graph of the week: Concerns about the US economy

This week’s highly anticipated Fed meeting yielded another no change decision. The Fed decided it was still not the right time to raise its policy rate for the first time since 2006 because of increased concern about the economic outlook. Recent survey indicators show that such concerns are warranted. …

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Will she, won't she?

All through the Summer, there has been speculation about whether or not the Federal Reserve would raise its policy rate for the first time in more than 9 years in September. This week it’s decision time for Yellen and co. For now, the odds on the first rate seem fairly even.…

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Looking for more stimulus in China

Chinese equity markets took another beating this week with the Shanghai composite down 12% on the week. This took the index back its early July low, erasing the full impact of the earlier policy measures aimed at supporting the market. This leaves the index down 32% from its mid-June high, though still 57% higher than one year ago. To be clear, the Chinese equity…

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The mystery of the printing press

On Voxeu, there lately has been a string of interesting exchanges on macro policy issues and trends. A first series last month tackled the lessons on the financial crisis and how to deal with it, amongst which some interesting angles on sovereign debt crisis and austerity. Early this week however, an interesting paper appeared from professors Corsetti (Cambridge)…

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  1. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @LucHenderieckx 6 hours ago
  2. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @LucHenderieckx I think it shares the same idea: use lift of the front part instead of only the wings.about 6 hours ago
  3. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: And here the video from Aurora which makes you dream. 8 hours ago
  4. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: If you want to read more about the airplane of the future: #NASA's page is really interesting! #auroraD8 8 hours ago