Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

  • A NASA satellite image of the world's night lights conveys economic information about developed and developing countries.

    Bedtime Stories… About the Economy.

    Aug 31, 14 • 174 Views • No Comments

    From statistics and a satellite image of the world at night, we can see that developing countries lack the electrification they need for economic growth....  [read more]

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    The Crawler

    Jun 1, 11 • 242 Views • No Comments

    The fuel economy window sticker for this vehicle would say 1 gallon per 32 feet. Called the crawler, it travels on a roadway 3.5 miles long, could carry 18 million pounds, and moves no faster than 2 mph. The crawler takes the space shuttle to its launchpad....  [read more]

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    Flying Snakes and Economic Growth

    Nov 24, 10 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes the federal government spends a tax payer’s money in unexpected ways. According to the Washington Post, scientists funded by the Department of Defense are studying snakes that can fly. Slightly venomous, sort of air-slithering, these Southeast...  [read more]

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    The Impact of an Asteroid

    Mar 6, 10 • 218 Views • No Comments

    From our “Economics is Everywhere” file:  Reviewing 20 years of research, a panel of 41 experts concluded that the asteroid that struck Mexico (at Chicxulub–chick-shoo-loob), 65 million years ago, extinguished the dinosaur...  [read more]