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Marketplace for Thursday, March 10, 2016
Mar 10, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, March 10, 2016

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How one comic book company is creating content exclusively for mobile platforms; why the European Central Bank slashed interest rates; and a look at how bugs can be a pesky cost for airline companies. 

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NASA has a solution for bug splats on your jetliner

Mar 10, 2016
Bug splats on the surface of wings makes for inefficiency and higher fuel consumption.
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Canada and U.S. go after methane leaks in oil fields

Mar 10, 2016
Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a much more potent warming pollutant than carbon dioxide
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. The two leaders announced joint efforts to curb emissions of methane gases.

 
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The Dispatch Episode 6: Steph Curry and the economics of 3-pointers

Mar 10, 2016
The b-ball phenom talks long shots and the power of water. AlphaGo outsmarts humans
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three-point basket against Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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A transatlantic central banking policy disparity

Mar 10, 2016
While Europeans ease, Americans ponder another rate hike
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), addresses the media during a press conference following the meeting of the Governing Council in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on March 10, 2016. The European Central Bank cut all three of its key interest rates and beefed up its controversial asset purchase programme in a bid to kickstart chronically low inflation in the euro area.
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The nonpartisan software helping Trump's campaign

Mar 10, 2016
NationBuilder's election tools attempt to "bring democracy to democracy"

A test for superheroes: will mobile comics fly?

Mar 10, 2016
The mobile challenge: you read one panel, move down. Read another, down some more.
Traditional comics pages make for good reading on a tablet screen, but shrink those panels down to mobile phone size, and all kinds of text and imagery can get lost in translation. 
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Go-playing computer: 2 Humans: 0

Mar 10, 2016
Google's AI program AlphaGo one the second of five games against a human Go champion.
Lee Se-Dol, one of the greatest modern players of the ancient board game Go, walks past cameramen after the second game of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match at a hotel in Seoul on March 10, 2016. A Google-developed supercomputer bested a South Korean Go grandmaster again on March 10, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in a five-game series that has become a stunning global debut for a new style of 'intuitive' artificial intelligence.
JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

How one comic book company is creating content exclusively for mobile platforms; why the European Central Bank slashed interest rates; and a look at how bugs can be a pesky cost for airline companies. 

Music from the episode

Punga Klingande
Clap Song The Stationary Set
Kamikaze
CurtchopTruth!!! 9th Wonder
Acceptable in the 80's Calvin Harris