Wednesday, October 22, 2014
German engineering group Siemens may need until 2018 before it can start to catch up with major rivals in terms of sales growth, its chief executive told a German magazine. CEO Joe Kaeser unveiled a corporate overhaul in May, dubbed "Vision 2020", that will simplify the group's structure and help the company make up ground lost to more profitable competitors such as Switzerland's ABB and U.S.-based General Electric.   [READ MORE]
NASA just released an image that shows four vague blobs of light. Normally, such an image wouldn't create much excitement, but this particular image is pretty special. Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring buzzed Mars over the weekend, putting NASA's three Mars orbiter spacecraft on high alert. The orbiters had to hide behind the planet to protect themselves from dust released by the comet, but they also managed to gather data and images of the comet.   [READ MORE]
If you step outside before dawn this week, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky. The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting. The Orionids can best be described as a junior version of the famous Perseid meteor shower. The meteors are known as "Orionids" because they seem to fan out from a region to the north of the constellation Orion's second brightest star, Betelgeuse.   [READ MORE]
It’s been popular in the court of public opinion to condemn West African Thomas Eric Duncan for delivering Ebola to America’s doorstep. But a Texas doctor who tried to save the Ebola patient’s life doesn’t see it that way. Dr. Gary Weinstein, a Dallas critical care physician who was with Duncan when he died on October 8th, said “I don’t think about it in terms of blame.   [READ MORE]
Game of Thrones and Hunger Games: Mockingjay actress Natalie Dormer has nabbed another role: the lead in supernatural thriller The Forest. The Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four film is set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji. The story centers on a young American woman named Sara, played by Dormer, who goes in search of her missing twin sister.   [READ MORE]
Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behavior during the filming of an episode in Argentina. Alicia Castro visited the BBC's offices in person on Monday to allege that Clarkson had evoked memories of the 1982 Falklands war during filming and then made insulting remarks about the Argentine government and people.   [READ MORE]

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