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Big Tech Should Take the Lead on Climate Change—Here’s Why

Big Tech Should Take the Lead on Climate Change—Here’s Why At Collision, which calls itself “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference,” former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres threw down a challenge to tech titans: move the world from incremental to exponential action on climate change. The digital tech sector is the wild card in fossil-fuel…
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The Smart Road Tech That’s Making Driving Faster, Safer, And Just Better

The Smart Road Tech That’s Making Driving Faster, Safer, And Just Better From autonomous cars to flying taxis to electric-powered aircraft, technological innovations in transportation vehicles seem to be moving faster than Elon Musk’s express loop underneath Chicago. But when it comes to regular roads and traffic systems, we still seem to be stuck in…
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Transdifferentiation Can Create An Endless Supply of Brain Cells—And Fast

Transdifferentiation Can Create An Endless Supply of Brain Cells—And Fast Cellular reprogramming is like the fairytale of spinning straw into gold: you take an abundant, mundane cell type, dose it with a cocktail of chemicals, and voilà—now you have an unlimited supply of therapeutic cells ready for action. You’ve probably heard of the superstar in…
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What Makes People Distrust Science? Surprisingly, Not Politics

What Makes People Distrust Science? Surprisingly, Not Politics Today, there is a crisis of trust in science. Many people—including politicians and, yes, even presidents—publicly express doubts about the validity of scientific findings. Meanwhile, scientific institutions and journals express their concerns about the public’s increasing distrust in science. How is it possible that science, the products…
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Microsoft’s Wild New Project Puts Servers at the Bottom of the Ocean

Microsoft’s Wild New Project Puts Servers at the Bottom of the Ocean Last week, a few miles off the northern coast of Scotland, a cylinder the size of a shipping container was carefully lowered to the bottom of the ocean floor. Sounds like a clever (if complex) way to bury evidence, or treasure, or something…
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The Biggest New Laws to Regulate Tech Giants—and Why They Matter

The Biggest New Laws to Regulate Tech Giants—and Why They Matter The world’s first stop sign appeared in Michigan around 1915, decades after the first privately owned passenger car came into being. Ever since, laws and regulations have piled up concerning everything from insurance requirements to vehicle safety, road safety, and driver education. Such is…
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An Innovator’s City Guide to Amsterdam, the Netherlands

An Innovator’s City Guide to Amsterdam, the Netherlands Amsterdam is a perfect innovation hub, as well as a great launchpad into the Dutch and European markets. Although small in size, Amsterdam has it all: a creative and stable business environment, a diverse talent pool and entrepreneurial mindset, and a perfect city to live in, with…
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Living Neanderthal ‘Mini-Brains’ May Reveal What Makes Our Brains Special

Living Neanderthal ‘Mini-Brains’ May Reveal What Makes Our Brains Special He isolated DNA from Egyptian mummies. He discovered the Denisovans, an extinct ancient human species, by sequencing DNA from a tiny bone fragment. He led a massive study that reconstructed the Neanderthal genome—and found traces of their genes still lurking within some of us today.…
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The Power of Unsafe Thinking to Bring Bold, World-Changing Ideas to Life

The Power of Unsafe Thinking to Bring Bold, World-Changing Ideas to Life Jonah Sachs is a storyteller, entrepreneur, and “unsafe thinker.” Sachs is the founder and former CEO of Free Range studios, a pioneering creative firm that helped create some of the first viral marketing campaigns around social issues, such as the “The Story of…
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An Innovator’s City Guide to Cairo, Egypt

An Innovator’s City Guide to Cairo, Egypt One of Egypt’s major assets in addition to its central location between Africa, Europe, and Asia is Cairo’s huge pool of youth and talent. The city has become a hub for tech leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs and has experienced strong growth in mobile and web-based industries. The startup…
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