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Why Principles Over Practices Are the Key to Timeless Success
Oct 18
Why Principles Over Practices Are the Key to Timeless Success . Why do some leaders and teams achieve great success in complex, uncertain, and fast-changing environments, while others who are equally capable struggle? Earlier this year, I found myself in…
Algorithms Are Designed to Addict Us, and the Consequences Go Beyond Wasted Time
Oct 17
Algorithms Are Designed to Addict Us, and the Consequences Go Beyond Wasted Time . Goethe’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a classic example of many stories in a similar theme. The young apprentice enchants a broom to mop the floor, avoiding some work in…
Animals Are Out, Alt Protein Is in—and It’s Cooking Up Some Unbelievable Creations
Oct 16
Animals Are Out, Alt Protein Is in—and It’s Cooking Up Some Unbelievable Creations . A new food economy is taking root. It’s showing up in the dairy section of grocery stores and in the drive-thrus of Burger King. Plant-based milk, meat, and even sushi…
This Strange Rule Is What Makes the Human Brain So Powerful
Oct 15
This Strange Rule Is What Makes the Human Brain So Powerful . Run a supercomputer every second of every day, and eventually its storage will fill up, its speed decrease, and its components burn out. Yet our brains run with astonishing efficacy nearly…
Investment in Quantum Computing Is Booming—But Will a Quantum Winter Follow?
Oct 14
Investment in Quantum Computing Is Booming—But Will a Quantum Winter Follow? . Quantum computing is red hot right now, not least after Google’s recent announcement that it had achieved quantum supremacy. An analysis by Nature shows the quantum hype is…
This Startup Wants to Store Grid Energy by Lifting Concrete Blocks
Oct 13
This Startup Wants to Store Grid Energy by Lifting Concrete Blocks . The energy transition is underway. It’s not just crucial for climate change that we kick our fossil fuel habit—it will soon be more expensive not to. In the UK, for example, it’ll soon…
We Can’t Even Comprehend the Massive Data Haul We’ll Soon Get From Sensors
Oct 11
We Can’t Even Comprehend the Massive Data Haul We’ll Soon Get From Sensors . “Hey Google, how’s my health this morning?” “One moment,” says your digital assistant. It takes thirty seconds for the full diagnostic to run, as the system deploys dozens of…
Scientists Found New Antibiotic Molecules—Right In the Human Microbiome
Oct 10
Scientists Found New Antibiotic Molecules—Right In the Human Microbiome . The human microbiome is the dark matter of biology: we know it’s there and critically balances health from disease. We can broadly examine microbe members with advanced DNA…
Tech Spread Misinformation in 70 Countries This Year. How Can We Make 2020 Better?
Oct 9
Tech Spread Misinformation in 70 Countries This Year. How Can We Make 2020 Better? . Following discussions about the societal influence of a technology like the internet feels much like watching a tennis match. One side serves with ‘the internet is the…
How Old is Your Brain? This AI Can Tell You
Oct 8
How Old is Your Brain? This AI Can Tell You . Delaying “brain age” may sound like the latest quick-fix gimmick on a late-night infomercial, but the science underlying the concept is very real. Rather than reflecting the average functional state of…