INDIA, FOURTH MOON POWER
The Indian mission Chadrayaan-2 launched last July 22, arrived in lunar orbit successfully. India becomes the 4th world power to pose on the moon after the United States, Russia and China. A mission 100% made in India with technology and home-made manufacturing that will have cost about 140 million dollars. Beyond the geopolitical issues and prestige encompassing the new route to the Moon, the South Lunar Pole is of particular interest. Indeed, the South Pole could contain large amounts of water ice.
Source : Usbek et rica
CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: The conquest of the moon, and in the longer term distant space travel, inspire again! The states, rivaled by private giants, compete for initiatives, leading to new competition. Between stimulating dreams and economic pragmatism, a new desirability emerges … To discover in our next season FW21 / 22!
THE GIANTS OF THE NET AGAINST SPIES
In Kazakhstan, Google, Mozilla and Apple have made the decision to block the device used by the government to spy on its population, in order to protect its users. Since last July 17, the government is asking residents to install a “certificate” on their computers, tablets and phones, in order to open a web page. This certificate turns out to be a surveillance tool for the authorities, which can access browsing data of Internet users. Until now this software was presented as a “security measure”, able to fight against hacking. But as of today, Kazakh users of Chrome, Safari and Firefox will see an error message if they ever download this “certificate”.
Source : The Hacker News
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HOW ABOUT A COFFEE WITH FACEBOOK?
This is Facebook’s new initiative, encouraging users to control their settings. For this, the net giant decides to install coffee pop-ups in London and Edinburgh in existing structures. In these cafes, users have the opportunity to check their settings, sought advice from experts to protect their accounts in the best way. Steve Hatch, vice president of Facebook in Northern Europe, said in a press release that is important to help users to protect their content and nothing better than doing it over coffee!
Source : La réclame
CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: The utopia of a free and benevolent Internet is over! Aware of its limits, our wanderings on the web must now be done awake and educated. And even Facebook goes there. A height! 😉
TOO MANY NEGATIVES WAVES…
Our smartphones emit waves and their effects on our body is still debated at the moment. But as prevention is better than cure, the national agency of frequencies (ANFR) limits the electromagnetic radiation which is fixed by a regulation. But for some models, the regulations are not respected. In a year and a half, the agency has denounced seventeen models for non-compliance with the authorized specific absorption rate (SAR). In some cases, phones are withdrawn from the market and recalled to users, in others, an update is proposed to limit radiation and be more respectful of standards.
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THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY OF TOMORROW
Greg Altman, co-founder and CEO of Evolved By Nature, offers an alternative to petroleum-based products. Its “green chemicals business” uses biotechnology to unlock one of nature’s most elegant chemistries: natural silk. Altman describes the crop that does not require pesticides or petrochemical fertilizers and considers that silk can do better than oil. The company’s partners import “respectful and ethical” silk cocoons as raw material for their manufacturing facility.
Source : Forbes
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CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: While the textile industry is showing its limits all over the world, new models or processes are emerging that could reconcile fashion fun with reduced environmental impact. Carlin participates in this issue, via its trend books, sharing with you the most significant solutions emerging in the world.