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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

AWS reInvent 2022 hero imageAs the cloud computing sector finds itself upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Web Services Inc. Chief Executive Officer Adam Selipsky has a possible big win ahead of him: the potential of the supercloud, the term used to describe an abstraction layer above and across hyperscale infrastructure (see our exclusive re:Invent preview with Selipsky here).

 

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A man using a smartphone 2022 09 16 08 53 18 utcAt the dawn of the 21st century, personal computers and consumer home internet had finally reached the mainstream, and mobile phone technology was coming into its own. But few could have predicted that in just a few short years, those separate pieces of technology would be combined into a single device that would impact every facet of our lives — from how we hail a ride or board an airplane to how we manage to keep in touch or get our news — to a degree arguably greater than anything that had come before.

 

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42b18a4d not expected“I can’t take any credit for the title,” Torie Bosch tells me about the name of her new book, “but I thought it was perfect… It’s got this cheekiness to it.”

Bosch is the editor of the new book “You Are Not Expected to Understand This”: How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World. In a preface, Bosch describes the book’s 29 different authors as “technologists, historians, journalists, academics, and sometimes the coders themselves,” explaining “how code works — or how, sometimes, it doesn’t work — owing in no small way to the people behind it.”

Image: https://thenewstack.io

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The image shows 3D printed thermoplastic on woven-carbon fiber reinforcement. The structure is a new, self-healing composite that allows structures to repair themselves in place, without having to be removed from service. This technology resolves two longstanding challenges for self-healing materials, and can significantly extend the lifespan of structural components such as wind-turbine blades and aircraft wings. (Credit: Jason Patrick, NC State University)
Engineering researchers have developed a new self-healing composite that allows structures to repair themselves in place, without having to be removed from service. This latest technology resolves two longstanding challenges for self-healing materials, and can significantly extend the lifespan of structural components such as wind-turbine blades and aircraft wings.

Image: The image shows 3D printed thermoplastic on woven-carbon fiber reinforcement. The structure is a new, self-healing composite that allows structures to repair themselves in place, without having to be removed from service. This technology resolves two longstanding challenges for self-healing materials, and can significantly extend the lifespan of structural components such as wind-turbine blades and aircraft wings. (Credit: Jason Patrick, NC State University)

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Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the spike in gas prices has caused green hydrogen to suddenly seem much more affordable than it previously was.   -   Copyright  Canva
It’s become all too clear how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused natural gas prices to jump, leaving millions of Europeans struggling with sky-high energy bills and further pressuring governments to help out and support alternative sources of power.

Nine months into the war, there is a silver lining to the crisis when it comes to the continent’s energy future.

Image: Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the spike in gas prices has caused green hydrogen to suddenly seem much more affordable than it previously was. - Copyright Canva

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K 041 01Tapping geothermal energy supplies by drilling down 12.4 miles into the Earth will 'more than' meet humanity's energy needs, a US firm claims.

Matt Houde is co-founder at Quaise Energy, a Massachusetts startup that will use a special drilling platform to vaporize rock to tap geothermal energy.

This heat beneath our feet could provide more than enough clean, renewable energy to meet global demand and help in the transition away from fossil fuels, he said.

 

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Mujeeb Ijaz Photo: ONEElectric vehicles have reached a tipping point in the U.S. But even as EVs see sales increases, the vehicles’ batteries may still have to change significantly before they can fully replace fossil-fueled cars and trucks. That’s the argument made by Mujeeb Ijaz, an entrepreneur who previously worked on Apple’s secretive electric car project.

Image: Mujeeb Ijaz - Photo: ONE

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95ac29 75ba5b261d1a46b99865c332b4a912e7 mv2When it comes to space, there's a problem with our human drive to go all the places and see all the things. A big problem. It's, well, space. It's way too big. Even travelling at the maximum speed the Universe allows, it would take us years to reach our nearest neighbouring star.

Image: David Burns produced an engine concept that, he says, could theoretically accelerate to 99 percent of the speed of light - all without using propellant.. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Gatorade designThe world, and the way we do business, is changing at a rapid pace. Globalization, digital media, and technology have shifted the traditional barriers to entry of production, distribution and communication, and they’re not as solid as they used to be. Large-scale distribution and massive media investments are no longer a requirement for success. Companies of all sizes can make direct contact with people via e-commerce and social media, ultimately enabling them to create deeper connections with their end users. People have more choices and can easily look for products that holistically meet their needs and desires.

Image: https://www.thedrum.com

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Harsh Mariwala’s advice to start-up founders: Show the path to profitabilityAt a time when the start-up arena is facing a lot of headwinds in terms of funding and is in the limelight mostly for the wrong reasons, including massive layoffs, Harsh Mariwala, the founder of Marico, has an important piece of advice for the entrepreneurs.

The industry veteran believes that founders have to build a long-term sustainable model with a focus on profitability as well.

Image: Harsh Mariwala’s advice to start-up founders: Show the path to profitability - https://www.businesstoday.in

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