Gongol.com Archives: December 2016

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December 8, 2016

Aviation News John Glenn's final voyage

The astronaut pioneer has slipped the surly bonds of Earth

News Thoughts on the hazards of groupthink

Futurist Ian Pearson has an uncommon ability to see things coming in advance. Heed what he tells you: We're all going to need to make friends across party lines and expose ourselves to ideas that might make us uncomfortable...if we are to survive.

Computers and the Internet Microsoft Windows 10 will work on new mobile-device chips

The Qualcomm Snapdragon chips will be able to run the same Windows platform that finds its way into big devices like laptops. This won't necessarily turn the Windows Phone into a blockbuster, but it might make things easier for products in a "connected" home to work in tandem.

The United States of America Political borders are one thing

But a data-based analysis of commuting patterns makes it clear which parts of the country are tied to others, and how. If nothing else, the maps illustrating these connections should give policymakers some reasons to pick up the phone or drop an email by way of someone in a related area whom they may not have considered a counterpart before.

Iowa UNI picks its 11th president

Mark Nook takes over on February 1st


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