Phys.Org
10 minutes
Is the American socioeconomic ladder sturdy, offering a good chance for people to move up and down? Or is it rickety, leaving most people stuck where they are?
The Points Guy
an hour
An artist's rendering of a proposed 8-fan tilt wing vehicle. Image courtesy of Airbus/A3. According to Lyasoff, the aircraft would be self-piloted, doesnt need a runway and can automatically detect and avoid obstacles and other flying machines. It's a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed to be 100% electric. The division hopes to make it the first certified passenger aircraft without a pilot. Vahana is just one of three projects being undertaken by the aerospace giant in the realm of urban air mobility — others include a flying bus called CityAirbus and a drone parcel delivery service soon to be tested on the campus of the National University of Singapore. With flying, you don't need to pour billions into concrete bridges and roads, said Enders at the conference. Airbus hopes its flying vehicle, along with its other projects, could eventually operate in the same way as car sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft.
BBC News 24
2 hours
How does she know that? There are countries in the EU, Greece Italy and the Netherlands, they are saying, maybe this thing about free movement, labour mobility, skills and ability, we are not going to ask them, however.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
2 hours
AN APPALLED resident has said that his top floor flat feels like a prison after a lift left out of order for a month has left him trapped. Ancholme Mews, on Bigby Street, Brigg, is accommodation for the over 55s and today (Tuesday, January 17) a resident has contacted the Scunthorpe Telegraph to say that a lift deemed out-of-order on December 23 has still not been mended, leaving residents with limited mobility unable to leave their homes. Residents of the flats pay First Port £200 a...
BBC One West Midlands
2 hours
Laura, it's quite a blow, isn't it? It is a lifeline, isn't it? Yes, this is really a huge blow for the whole team. The trailer was stolen from a outside the Church on Saturday and it is used for transporting wheelchairs and mobility scooters and it really is a lifeline.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
3 hours
AN APPALLED resident has said that his top floor flat feels like a prison after a lift left out of order for a month has left him trapped. Ancholme Mews, on Bigby Street, Brigg, is accommodation for the over 55s and today (Tuesday, January 17) a resident has contacted the Scunthorpe Telegraph to say that a lift deemed out-of-order on December 23 has still not been mended, leaving residents with limited mobility unable to leave their homes. Residents of the flats pay First Port £200 a...
The Huffington Post
4 hours
From doctors to family members, from "we all have little aches and pains" to "you should try [suggestions ranging from quitting gluten or doing yoga]," chronic pain patients are at the mercy of a society that doesn't quite know what to do with us. Many of us don't have visible signs of disability ("You don't look sick!"). Some of us use mobility aids ("Wheelchairs are for people who are actually handicapped!"). Some of us have employment outside the home ("If you can work, it can't be that bad!"), but others are housebound ("You'd feel better if you got out more!"). Getting anyone to listen to us when we share the reality of our lives seems futile ("Why are you focusing on how bad you have it? Try to be more positive!"), and we often feel like we talk too much about our pain. Since our resources and physical energy are limited , it's often easier to suck it up, suffer in silence, and let ignorance slide.
Daily Mail - Australia
5 hours
Daily Mail - Australia
6 hours
Forbes
6 hours
The U.S. economy has a number of problems that limit our growth, but some of them are a result of being a wealthy economy and placing other values above money. Three wealth-based limitations on economic growth are workplace safety, labor force participation, and geographic mobility.
Sky News
7 hours
I want to ask you about controlling Britain's borders because that's something about the Government has talked quite a lot about. What does that mean for businesses? Are you confident that Britain's businesses will be able to hire the people they want under these new rules? Interestingly enough actually going down the route of a Free Trade Agreement actual lay Lous for more -- actually allows more flexibility on labour mobility.
NASA - ISS Reports
7 hours
Forbes
7 hours
The U.S. economy has a number of problems that limit our growth, but some of them are a result of being a wealthy economy and placing other values above money. Three wealth-based limitations on economic growth are workplace safety, labor force participation, and geographic mobility.
The Economic Times
15 hours
Why creativity is crucial for India's upward mobilityOne of the main reasons for India low performance on this count that the share of the creative class is quite low in the country.
The Huffington Post
19 hours
But reality hasn't caught up with our mindsets. The career ladder has not, in fact, toppled. One review sums, "the assumption of the collapse of the traditional career model is not supported by the evidence." Research shows that, though horizontal career transitions have increased in frequency since 1970, vertical career transitions are no less common. Furthermore, vertical transitions are still associated with higher wage jumps. Such findings indicate that, while lateral mobility has indeed become commonplace, vertical mobility still reigns. This means that if we want to get somewhere professionally, we need to stay somewhere. Have To Have It Both Ways Accumulating what sociologists call "identity capital" is key to integrating adventurousness with continuity. Identity capital is the things we do "well enough, or long enough, that they become part of who we are," Jay explains.
Digital Trends
20 hours
Airbus Group, the world's second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services. The post Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says appeared first on Digital Trends .
BBC UK News
21 hours
BMW Blog
21 hours
Beijing Bulletin
a day
BBC One Yorkshire
a day
Anna is deaf, registered blind and struggles with her mobility. The 41-year-old was born with a rare genetic disorder which means benign tumours grow throughout her body. Six weeks ago she was due to have a long-awaited operation at Leeds General Infirmary on her lower lip to help with her eating and speech but it was cancelled on the day due to a shortage of beds.
The Huffington Post
a day
They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, When will you be satisfied? We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negros basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating For Whites Only. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.
Forbes
a day
The Silk Road is fashion’s most famous passage, but it’s not the only one. In fact, history of cotton and wool trade, intercultural exchange of dyeing and weaving techniques, as well as current fast fashion trends exhibit the vital connection between social mobility, innovation and style. It was only a [...]
BMW Blog
a day
It's clear BMW sees a need for more SAVs, what with the BMW X2 coming soon , as well an the upcoming flagship X7 . But it isn't just SUVs (or SAVs in BMW speak) that are changing the market. We've seen a pretty dramatic shift if market strategy for most brands, as they all seem to be pushing more and more connected and autonomous technology. So, what's the key for success for BMW in next 5 years? The future of mobility is changing so rapidly, in terms of innovation [especially after CES], things are changing so fast. It's remarkable to see how fast some of the advanced driver and safety features are progressing. Hybrid technology is also a big deal, as Hardy mentioned before, with BMW becoming one of the world leaders in hybrid technology. But what about a cruder, older engine technology. What's the future of diesel in the US? We're really watching consumer demand for it and trying to adapt.
BBC Parliament
a day
The bill will help it grow and become a rite of passage for future generations. Establishing NCS for the long-term is, in a small way, part of defining what sort of nation we want to be in the future. It is an ancient that invest in young people, fosters social integration and believes that the values of service. Over 300,000 young people have benefited from NCS all ready. The bill is our opportunity to secure the same life changing is the sharing -- experience for generations to come, a service for everyone and a commitment to greater social cohesion, social mobility, and social engagement.