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May 11, 2016

15:16 “You may have heard that you can buy “stuff” from the government. But how does it work? Can you really get good deals? With these tips from USAGov, you can learn how to be a smart shopper at government auctions and sales and discover the surprising variety of things you can buy: Who sells […]
Document issued on May 10, 2016 – “FDA has developed this draft guidance to provide FDA’s initial thinking on technical considerations specific to devices using additive manufacturing, the broad category of manufacturing encompassing 3-dimensional (3D) printing. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a process that builds an object by iteratively building 2-dimensional (2D) layers and joining each […]
“The U.S. Treasury Department today issued a white paper regarding its review of the online marketplace lending industry. The white paper titled, “Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending,” provides an overview of what the Treasury Department heard in response to its Request for Information, and it contains research on and recommendations for the industry. […]
“NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. “This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can […]
Minnesota Department of Transportation: “When a lane is closed in a construction zone, a zipper merge occurs when motorists use both lanes of traffic until reaching the defined merge area, and then alternate in “zipper” fashion into the open lane. Benefits Reduces differences in speeds between two lanes Reduces the overall length of traffic backup […]
“The Justice Index is part of a growing movement in America and around the world that understands access to justice as the key not only to fairness and justice, but also to stability and prosperity. In the United States, chief judges and chief court administrators have committed the state courts to the goal of “100 […]
Via the New Energy Times, Excerpt from May 4, 2016, Report of the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives on HR 4909 Together With Additional Views see Congress Directs Secretary of Defense to Provide LENR Briefing as follows: “The committee is aware of recent positive developments in developing low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), which produce […]

May 10, 2016

Lange, Bettina and Haines, Fiona, Regulatory Transformations: An Introduction (2015). Regulatory Transformations: Rethinking Economy Society Interactions, Chapter 1, pp. 1-30, August 2015. Available for download at SSRN: “Regulation is no longer the prerogative of either states or markets. Increasingly citizens in association with businesses catalyse regulation which marks the rise of a social sphere […]