Archive for the ‘Factoids’ Category

“PwC Global has calculated that the overall emerging global market for business services using [drones] is over $127 billion.”

February 23, 2017

http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/resources-insurance-experts-weigh-in-on-future-of-drone-use.html

“Today, Britain enjoys a $17-billion [aerospace] industry that includes satellite companies and commercial space programs.”

February 23, 2017

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/james-ball-britain-in-space/

A nice article gives some historical perspective along with some interesting photos.

“More than 90% of the 65,000 undocumented immigrants removed last year from the U.S. interior were convicted criminals, and about 2,000 were affiliated with gangs.”

February 23, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-deportation-surge-1487808545

Excerpt:

More than 90% of the 65,000 undocumented immigrants removed last year from the U.S. interior were convicted criminals, and about 2,000 were affiliated with gangs. This suggests that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is already targeting and removing as many bad guys as it can locate.

“NOT far off the coast of Guam lies the deepest point on Earth’s surface, the Mariana trench. Its floor is 10,994 metres below sea level.”

February 21, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21716891-entrenched-nasty-chemicals-abound-what-was-thought-untouched-environment

“[Private-plane] crashes are a leading cause of death for CEOs, behind only heart attacks, cancer and strokes.”

February 20, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21717100-corporate-jets-are-being-used-less-business-reasons-why-bosses-are-flying-more-play-not