- Venus: Could It Really Harbor Life? New Study Springs a Surpriseby Monica Grady on 18 Settembre 2020 at 14:00
Earth’s sister planet, Venus, has not been regarded as a high priority in the search for life. Its surface temperature of around 450°C is thought to be hostile to even the hardiest of micro-organisms, and its thick, sulfurous, and acidic atmosphere has kept the surface almost completely free from visiting spacecraft. We have only had
- My interview with Ross Dawson, on becoming a great virtual speaker (Virtual Excellence Show)by Gerd Leonhard on 18 Settembre 2020 at 06:49
The future of work, the future of speaking, and the future of events are covered with deep insight in this conversation with world-leading futurist and keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard.
- Microsoft Had a Crazy Idea to Put Servers Under Water—and It Totally Workedby Vanessa Bates Ramirez on 17 Settembre 2020 at 14:00
A little over two years ago, a shipping container-sized cylinder bearing Microsoft’s name and logo was lowered onto the ocean floor off the northern coast of Scotland. Inside were 864 servers, and their submersion was part of the second phase of the software giant’s Project Natick. Launched in 2015, the project’s purpose is to determine
- With the launch of Infinite Office Facebook is making a play for virtual reality officesby Ross Dawson on 17 Settembre 2020 at 05:45
From today’s suite of virtual reality and augmented reality product launches by Facebook, one of the most interesting was its announcement of Infinite Office, allowing users to work on multiple screens in a virtual/ augmented reality space. I shared some thoughts on the announcement and what it means for the rise of virtual offices in
- Make Way for Mega Projectsby Thomas Frey on 16 Settembre 2020 at 19:40
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- This Startup Is Growing Sushi-Grade Salmon From Cells in a Labby Vanessa Bates Ramirez on 16 Settembre 2020 at 14:00
As the ills of factory farming become more pronounced, people are increasingly gravitating towards vegetarian or pescatarian diets. Besides producing a large percentage of our total greenhouse gas emissions, raising livestock uses up a third of the world’s arable land to grow feed, not to mention that the animals themselves are often terribly mistreated. Eating
- The next generation of tools to enhance serendipity in remote work environmentsby Ross Dawson on 16 Settembre 2020 at 07:42
The greatest value of people working in organizations is not having them act as cogs in a machine, but in interacting to spawn ideas and insights that generate new opportunities. I have long explored the value of serendipity in work environments, and in particular how we can ‘enhance’ serendipity to make happy, fortuitous connections between
- A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editingby Shelly Fan on 15 Settembre 2020 at 14:00
What will it take for CRISPR babies to become medically acceptable? Earlier this month, an international commission of scientists released a highly anticipated report detailing the steps needed to turn a gene-editing fiasco into a powerful treatment that could wipe out genetic diseases throughout generations. The conclusion: Editing the genome of human embryos to make
- Life in the clouds of Venusby Glen Hiemstra on 14 Settembre 2020 at 21:24
It would be astonishing though not wholly unsurprising to find life in the clouds of Venus. Scientists today announced they have discovered strong evidence of possible microbial life. As long ago as 1967 Carl Sagan and other scientists wondered if life could find a habitable zone in the Venus atmosphere. It is vastly too hot The post Life in the clouds of Venus appeared first on Futurist.com: Glen Hiemstra.
- This Microchip Has Its Own Built-In Cooling Systemby Edd Gent on 14 Settembre 2020 at 14:00
As we pack electronics into ever smaller packages, dealing with the heat they produce is becoming a growing challenge. Now researchers have developed a liquid cooling system integrated directly within a microchip that dramatically outperforms previous approaches. For decades the way we’ve boosted the power of computers and other electronics has been to squeeze more