1976: The Martian face, photographed by Viking I. Image by NASA/JPL.

Maslow or the Real Martian Pyramid

Governments, non-profit organizations and private companies started a new space race. Goal is not a new orbital station or again the Moon, but the Red Planet. Not only a technological challenge, but furthermore it is a psychological one. Various projects and theories confirmed that different individuals in a limited room can lead to tensions and behavioral challenges, this may even risk the success of the mission. Continue reading Maslow or the Real Martian Pyramid

Corruption and the Quality of Education

A relation between corruption and the quality of education is widely believed. For this it is no surprise that the comparison of the Education Index of the United Nation’s Human Development Reports with the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, both 2013, presents a correlation index of 0.68. Continue reading Corruption and the Quality of Education