Tuesday, 01/22/13 - Batchelor Fourth Hour

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Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block A:  Erik Schatzker, Bloomberg TV, at Davos, in re the status of the color of the badges at Davos, the World Economic Forum: recreating the class system of 1912.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: Reza Kahlili, author, in re Tehran worries about covert actions against its secret nuclear weapon facilities.  COVERT OP TO TARGET IRAN'S NUCLEAR PLANTS

Source reports plans by Israel, West to be subject of high-level meeting.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block C:  Bob Zimmerman, behindtheblack.co, in re robotic mission to ISS, private space enterprise to mine asteroids. The plans and proposed launch schedule of the new asteroid mining company, Deep Space Industries.  They aim to do their work using cubesats, which will keep everything cheap and simple, with the first launches by 2015, and the first sample return missions by 2016. Their new manufacturing technology appears to be a variation of 3D printing, though the descriptions so far released remain vague on details.

Tuesday  15  Jan 2013 / Hour 4, Block D:  Bob Zimmerman, behindtheblack.com, deep worry for Kepler: Even as the Kepler mission struggles to survive, the science team has released its entire database of exoplanet candidates to the public.