High-Level Weather Watch.

China's state news agency reported on 19 September that the country is planning to set up a scientific research outpost on Mount Everest. The research station, which will be located near the mountain's Base Camp, 5000 meters above sea level, will be used to study the relationship between the atmospheric conditions in that area, known as the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and global patterns.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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