Skilled professionals leaving China in record numbers

Lee Yangang and his wife, Wang Lu, emigrated to Sydney, Australia, from Beijing.

Chen Kuo, at 30 years old, had what many Chinese dream of: her own apartment and a well-paying job at a multinational corporation. But Ms. Chen, in mid-October, boarded a midnight flight for Australia to begin a new life with no sure prospects.

 

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Bigelow Aerospace – First Commercial Space Company Seeks Professional Astronauts

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Bigelow Aerospace advertising for experienced astronauts

An American space holiday firm, Bigelow Aerospace, has become the first commercial company to advertise for professional astronauts.  The firm, founded by Bob Bigelow, the head of a budget motel chain in the US, wants experienced spacemen working in orbit and on the ground.

 

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Colorado First Robotics – Inspires Young People To Appreciate Science And Technology

Colorado First Robotics - Insires Young People To Appreciate Science And Technology

Colorado First Robotics Will Be Featured At The Colorado Inventor Showcase 

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. FIRST’s Vision is to positively transform culture by inspiring young people, their schools, and communities to appreciate science and technology. FIRST brings together schools with businesses, and students with professionals as mentors, all with the support of local universities.

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