Monthly archives: February, 2012

Malcolm Gladwell: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight


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Remembering Roger Boisjoly: He Tried To Stop Shuttle Challenger Launch

by Howard Berkes
NPR

Roger Boisjoly was a booster rocket engineer at NASA contractor Morton Thiokol in Utah in January, 1986, when he and four colleagues became embroiled in the fatal decision to launch the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Why Black Market Entrepreneurs Matter to the World Economy

By Robert Capps
Wired January 2012

Not many people think of shantytowns, illegal street vendors, and unlicensed roadside hawkers as major economic players. But according to journalist Robert Neuwirth, that’s exactly what they’ve become.
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