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Boy by brightly coloured fabric squares laid out o 2022 03 04 02 45 12 utcOur current color theory has been wrong for 100 years, and getting it right could have huge implications for electronics, textiles, paints, and even the planet, as a new model could save millions of dollars and kilowatts of energy on storage and internet bandwidth alone.

For the last century, scientists believed that the most accurate way to represent how our brain distinguishes colors was a 3D model developed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger (yes, the cat-in-the-box guy), following an idea by Bernhard Riemann, a 19th-century mathematician who created a new type of geometry that carries his name.

 

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Cursor and The World s Population Where Will The Next 1 000 Babies Come FromEvery four minutes, approximately 1,000 babies are born across the globe. But in which countries are these babies the most statistically likely to come from?

Using data from the CIA World Factbook, this graphic by Pratap Vardhan (Stats of India) paints a picture of the world’s demographics, showing which countries are most likely to welcome the next 1,000 babies based on population and birth rates as of 2022 estimates.

Image: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/where-will-the-next-1000-babies-come-from/

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Business growth graph 2021 10 17 13 41 48 utcIt didn’t take long for a trend to emerge: Last quarter, we reported that the venture slowdown was impacting fundraising for startups of every size and sector. And we also noted that round sizes from the Series A to C stages in the United States were in decline.

Our conclusions were based on early data from Carta on Q1 2022 activity through its ownership management platform. As such, it was a good proxy for overall investing into startups in the first three months of the year — and the tendency was confirmed when the platform released a fuller roundup that we analyzed a couple of weeks later.

 

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FitThe fast-growing life sciences market is attracting new players from all corners of the commercial real estate sector, but a biologics CRE veteran warns that they need to understand the nuances and history of the industry before they dive in.

Revenues and investments in the life sciences sector have nearly doubled since 2020 even as many other industries struggled during the pandemic. JLL has forecast that biologics industry sales will continue to grow by more than 10% annually through 2026, driven by the development of vaccines and personalized medicine.

Image: Unsplash/Julia Koblitz

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Charles Darwin portraitCharles Darwin is primarily famous for two things: his majestic Victorian beard, and his incredibly influential work on the theory of evolution. Darwin, per Britannica, embarked on his legendary journey on the HMS Beagle in the 1830s. On the trip, he would do and see much that would shape his view of the world, and his groundbreaking "On The Origin Of Species" was released in 1859 as a result.

Image: Charles Darwin - Image Public Domain

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Cursor and Center for Clean Energy Innovation ITIFInnovation to make energy both clean and competitive must be a central goal of climate and energy policy. ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation exists to elevate this imperative in the policy debate in the United States and around the world. We conduct research, provide nonpartisan analysis, generate policy proposals, and convene members of the analytical and policymaking communities with this mission firmly in focus.

 

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Couple of multiethnic business people handshaking 2022 04 05 23 41 01 utcNot all angel investors, and not all angel groups, are created equal. Some have built reputations for adding phenomenal value, being staunch allies of founders as startups scale and helping them source expertise or resources through their networks.

However, you also have some who are known for being cap-table nightmares, meddling, setting unrealistic requests or being downright unreachable when needed.

 

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An aerial view of the islands of the great barrier 2022 03 04 02 08 58 utcThe headlines were dire: “Half of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals have been killed by climate change,” CBS News reported in October 2020.

TOP STORIES The Left’s Opt-In Totalitarianism KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON NRPLUS Biden’s Historians Hurt America, Dishonor Their Profession JACK BUTLER NRPLUS Catholicism Is a Religion, Not a Vibe STEVE LARKIN NRPLUS Bleaching of the reef’s corals is “getting more widespread,” the New York Times reported earlier that year. A Vice headline in 2017 promoting David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II documentary said, “the Great Barrier Reef will die this century,” while National Geographic predicted an earlier demise for reefs around the globe: “Coral reefs could be gone in 30 years.”

 

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How technology transfer offices can navigate biotech commercializationTechnology transfer offices are vital departments for commercializing an academic’s biotech innovations, yet they can also be resource-stretched and averse to risk. Here are some ways they can streamline their process and land more deals with investors and big pharma.

Technology transfer offices (TTOs) perform vital functions in universities by guiding academics through the process of patenting and commercializing their ideas. They also help in researching the surrounding market, closing deals with companies and leveraging networks in the industry.

Image: Image/Elena Resko

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Monkeypox virus concept medical desk 2022 05 31 13 39 13 utcAlready weary from the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and businesses are now facing a new public health challenge. Monkeypox is spreading rapidly in the United States and globally. Although this infectious disease presents significantly less risk than Covid-19, employers should be prepared to address potential infections in their workforces and communities.

 

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An employee runs a test demonstrating the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser at Star Scientific’s facility in Berkeley Vale, Australia.Photographer: Brent Lewin/BloombergA small Australian research lab tucked away in a coastal town, 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Sydney, says it has developed a patented technology using a catalyst that can turn hydrogen and oxygen into superheated steam capable of driving a power-station turbine.

Image: An employee runs a test demonstrating the Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser at Star Scientific’s facility in Berkeley Vale, Australia.Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

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MIT Ultrasound sticker 01 PRESS 0Ultrasound imaging is a safe and noninvasive window into the body’s workings, providing clinicians with live images of a patient’s internal organs. To capture these images, trained technicians manipulate ultrasound wands and probes to direct sound waves into the body. These waves reflect back out to produce high-resolution images of a patient’s heart, lungs, and other deep organs.

 

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