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The topics to consider are shape shifting, Steve Blank, Amy Web, health tech, fragmentation, startups, science fiction, bio-electrics, biomimicry, digital colonialism, haptic textiles, bacteria, AI-powered genomics and printable solar panels.
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Meet CLARI, a tiny insect-like robot that can shape-shift
Inspired by the sheer tenacity and adaptability of insects, engineers have developed a ground-breaking miniature robot
Steve Blank: AI will revolutionize the ‘lean startup’
AI will most likely play a role in building startups faster, cheaper and more efficiently.
How to Prepare for a GenAI Future You Can’t Predict
The single best thing organizations can do right now — during this period of what feels like a soul-crushing amount of change and uncertainty — is to methodically plan for the future
4 surprising ‘smart’ technologies transforming health diagnostics
Lenses, watches, toilets and trolleys.
The Price of Fragmentation
Why the Global Economy Isn’t Ready for the Shocks Ahead. This is why you need to go circular and become more resilient. Apply here http://circular-accelerator.com
The European startups that have gone bust in 2023
Startups that have gone out of business in 2023 — and the investors that bet on them.
When Sci-Fi Anticipates Reality
Creators of both tech and fiction are frequently sharing the same cultural anxieties and references
His entire body was paralyzed. then they put AI-powered chips in his brain
A neural bypass uses a combination of machine learning and electrical signaling to reroute an individual’s neural signals, avoiding whatever barrier is preventing them from making it where they’re supposed to go.
Scientists Electrify Biology by Converting Current Into the Chemical Fuel of Cells
This will enable synthesis of energy-rich valuable resources such as starch, biofuels, or proteins from simple cellular building blocks—in the future even from carbon dioxide. It may even be possible to use biological molecules to store electrical energy.
How Beetles and Spider Webs Inspire The University of Waterloo’s Water Project
While spiders can harvest atmospheric moisture with their intricate webs, the beetles utilise their textured bodies to capture and funnel water.
The Digital Economy Is Broken—But It’s Not Too Late
Tech titans are fostering new forms of digital colonialism, both within wealthy countries and on the global stage.
New wearable device uses touch to tell you where to go
Haptic textiles. Imagine the possibilities.
The bacteria that can capture carbon
Scientists have recently discovered a microbe, a type of cyanobacteria, off the coast of a volcanic island near Sicily that eats carbon dioxide (CO2) “astonishingly quickly”.
The issues posed by these technologies become harder to predict, more complex and more numerous.
Printed solar panels could generate power from existing infrastructure
The carbon electrode ink enables roll-to-roll printing of the full perovskite device stack so that plastic film can be fed into the printing press and complete solar cells come out at the end.