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Berlin Wall VR: ‘I was looking into my grandma’s eyes’

Berlin Wall VR: ‘I was looking into my grandma’s eyes’

Technology
Descendants of those who experienced the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall have been given the chance to step inside photographs and be transported back to virtual recreations of their families’ stories.The virtual reality project used hundreds of photos to reconstruct 3D models.The Berlin Wall divided the German city from 1961 to 1989.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
No wall too high to be broken down, says Merkel on Berlin Wall anniversary

No wall too high to be broken down, says Merkel on Berlin Wall anniversary

World
Germany has been marking 30 years since the Berlin Wall was brought down, an event which heralded the end of Communism in Eastern Europe.A ceremony was held to mark the anniversary at Bernauer Strasse - where one of the last parts of the wall remains - which was attended by leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Afterwards they placed roses in gaps in the barrier that divided the city for 28 years. Merkel rememb...
Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni predicts stocks will fly 17% between now and 2021

Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni predicts stocks will fly 17% between now and 2021

Finance
With the S&P 500 about one percent from its all-time highs, Wall Street bull Edward Yardeni is predicts a record breakout is coming.The Yardeni Research president believes between now and the end of next year, the index will soar 17% from current levels."I've got 3,500 as my target for next year," he told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "We'll get there on higher earnings with maybe somewhat higher valuation as the perception continues to be that interest rates aren't going up much, if at all."Despite the major indexes breaking a three week win streak on Friday, Yardeni highlights the market's recent composure for his latest bullish forecast. He gives the drone attack on Saudi Arabia's infrastructure last weekend as an example of what could have been easily viewed as a strong cataly...
Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Business
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, in a report revealed Friday, said the planned $ 3.6 billion diversion of military funds for a border wall is a risk of national security. The report, obtained by NBC News, outlines 51 military projects scheduled to lose funding, and their importance to national security. Contraction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative, which deters Russian aggression in Europe, is among the most notable. It cites that without properly constructed buildings, personnel and 12 F/A-22 fighter planes at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany "will have no shelter facilities in case of enemy attack, making the assets vulnerable to destruction." Funding for airport upgrades in Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Slovakia and Hungary have been cancelled because of t...
Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Finance
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group at the SoftBank World 2018 event in Tokyo, Japan.Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSoftBank is learning the biggest obstacle to success for its $ 100 billion Vision Fund are the public markets. That's where founder and CEO Masayoshi Son's long-term ambitions are colliding head-on with the near-term expectations of Wall Street.The theme of Son's Vision Fund, which has already deployed more than $ 70 billion in dozens of companies (primarily privately held technology companies) is to bet big and move quickly. In one of the fund's first press releases, SoftBank explained the purpose was to expedite building businesses that will make the next stage of the Industrial Revolution possible, requiring "unprecedented large sca...