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Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 30, 2014

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发表于 7-2-2014 17:30:15 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
(1) Kyle Stock, Owned by the Chinese, Volvo Swears It's More Swedish Than Ever.
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... rn-to-swedish-roots

Note:
(a) summary underneath the title in print: Volvo looks to its Swedish roots to move the brand forward
(b) “Volvo, which made its first car in 1927, pioneered safety by inventing the shoulder-strap seat belt, the rear-facing child seat, and curtain-style air bags. The brand steadily gained a loyal US following.”
(i) seat belt
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_belt
(Seat belts were invented by English engineer George Cayley in the early 19th century; section 2.2 Three-point: Volvo introduced the first production three-point belt in 1959)
(ii) One of the photo in the ONLINE (only) photo gallery has a legend: “1967 The rear-facing child seat is introduced [credit:] Courtesy Volvo Historical Archive”
(iii) airbag
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbag
(section 2 History, section 2.3.2.2 Side tubular or curtain airbag: In 1998 the Volvo S80 was given roof-mounted curtain airbags to protect both front and rear passengers)
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 楼主| 发表于 7-2-2014 17:30:35 | 显示全部楼层
(2) Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, When the Weatherman Is in the Cockpit. (graphic)
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... ting-gear-to-planes
(real-time turbulence reports)

Quote: "The National Weather Service’s weather balloon program takes soundings only twice a day from 69 locations in the continental U.S. The data radioed to the ground can be as much as 12 hours old or hundreds of miles away from where meteorologists need it.

Note: summary underneath the title in print: Commercial aircraft add weather-sensing gear to bolster forecasts
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 楼主| 发表于 7-2-2014 17:30:56 | 显示全部楼层
(3) Bruce Einhorn and Olga Kharif, Intel's Vietnam Engineering Talent Pipeline.
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... ing-talent-pipeline

Quote:

"Intel opened a $1 billion plant in 2010 [in Vietnam]. The facility is Intel’s largest for testing and assembling chips, and the company says its 1,000-employee staff will triple in the next few years.

"Samsung Electronics accounted for 18 percent of the country’s exports, according to the official Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper. Samsung says it will make more than 40 percent of its phones in Vietnam by 2015; the government in June approved its $1 billion plan for a plant in Ho Chi Minh City’s tech park.

"Since launching its Intel Vietnam Study Abroad Program in 2009, the $150 billion [market capitalization] company has spent $7 million to sponsor 73 students’ bachelor’s degrees at PSU. With Intel now focused on ramping up production at the Vietnam plant, the company says it won’t be sending more students to Portland. 'The program met our need to build a strong foundation of engineering talent,' says Trang Nguyen, Intel’s higher education program manager in Vietnam. 'We are now turning our attention towards machine operators as we fill the factory.'

Note:
(a) summary underneath the title in print: Women dominate its final batch of scholarships in Portland, Ore
(b) Portland State University (in Portland, Oregon [most populous city in Oregon; 2010 census: 583k]; Founded in 1946)

is one of the three largest state-supported Universities in Oregon--the other two are University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
(c) Người Lao Động : Labour or The Worker (name of the newspaper in English, according to en.wikipedia.org)
Vietnamese English dictionary
Người  (n): “man, person, people”  (人)
Lao Động (n): “labor”  (勞動)
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 楼主| 发表于 7-2-2014 17:31:24 | 显示全部楼层
(4) Del Quentin Wilber, Inside the FBI's Giant Bomb Warehouse.
www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... errorists-worldwide

Note: summary underneath the title in print: The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center studies bombs to catch terrorists worldwide.
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