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Briefs: House hearing on NASA tech; Disruptive outsiders; Engineering earth

12 Jul 2012, 17:10 UTC
Briefs: House hearing on NASA tech; Disruptive outsiders; Engineering earth
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I had forgotten about this Housing hearing that took place this morning on the topic of NASA's technology development programs: House hearing on NASA technology and competitiveness - Space Politics.

The written testimonies are available here. For example, here is the testimony (pdf) of Mason Peck, NASA's Chief Technologist.
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Naveen Jain argues that outsiders can often come into a field and make key contributions and even revolutionary change: Rethinking the Concept of "Outliers": Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation - Forbes.
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Some ideas on engineering on a really big scale if climate change becomes a major threat: Strategies for a Changing Planet: If All Else Fails... - Popular Science.

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