Problem-solving

June 2018

Publication Date: <b>May 01, 2018</b><p>Harvard Business Review publishes new and authoritative ideas for improving the practice of management. Written by leading business thinkers and executives, HBR gives readers a first look at cutting-edge ideas and their real-world applications in areas like strategy, …

CEOs

Google Reveals More Images of Its Futuristic Toronto District

But residents seem more concerned with the parts of the plan they can't see.<p>The citizens of Toronto got a comprehensive look this week at what …

Cryptocurrency

A Fleet of Diving Robots Discovered Surprise Carbon Emissions Off Antarctica

Bad news, yes. But bad news found in a really cool new way.<p>Over a hundred, cylindrical, submersible drones, diving and recording acidity data from …

Climate Change

Be Honest And Skip The Agenda When Building Your Peer Network

In this second of a series on peer networks, I feature Joani Gerber, CEO of investStratford. Gerber is in essence the CEO of a city, and responsible for ongoing and future economic opportunities for the city’s approximately 31,000 residents. No job pressure, right? Her role covers everything from …

Gerber

Experts on 5G, AI, and smart cities assemble for Arm TechCon 2018

Arm TechCon 2018 is closing in fast and the agenda for this year’s event is now live, which you should definitely peruse if you’re contemplating a visit. The 2018 event will run from October 16 – 18 at its new location in the San Jose Convention Center.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with Arm TechCon, it’s a …

Sustainability

HMP Promotes Joshua Hartman to Senior VP of Cardiovascular and Public Safety Divisions

An innovator in digital medical education, leader in cardiovascular conference management, and active paramedic will provide leadership across two …

Los Angeles

Tex. Teens Learn How to Survive a Shooting

San Antonio Express-News<p>Aug. 14—The casual chatter between parents and children gathered in a Northwest Side church quickly turned to silence as …

High School

Stellenbosch’s ‘hyper-modern’ classes | Cape Argus

Cape Town - Stellenbosch High School refurbished its science classrooms into two ‘hyper-modern’ science labs for the use of science demonstrations, …

Cape Town

Scientists Drastically Sped Up Production of a Mineral That Harvests CO2

We need to do something about all this CO2.<p>If we’re going to have any hope of reversing the troubling trend of years that get steadily hotter on …

Climate Change

Bridging the Public-Private Divide

COMMENTARY | The former smart cities manager for Redlands, California believes there’s an opportunity to accelerate public sector innovation—he just …

City Politics

Making way for new levels of American innovation

New fifth-generation “5G” network technology will equip the United States with a superior wireless platform, unlocking transformative economic potential. However, 5G’s success is contingent on modernizing outdated policy frameworks that dictate infrastructure overhauls and establishing the proper …

Innovation

Dubai Delegation Plans Vibrant Display for SMM 2018

Dubai’s role as a global maritime hub will come into sharp focus at Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) 2018, September 4-7, when …

Innovation

Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit, Ibiza, Spain

When and where is it on? Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit will be in Ibiza, Spain from 10 till 13 September. How many years has it been going? …

Technology (Ireland)

Track, target, trigger: Scientists explore controlled CO release

"Use of metals raises concerns because of possible toxicity," Berreau says.<p>The USU-developed molecule is derived from organic pigments called …

Cancer Cells

Urbanization & Infrastructure | McKinsey Global Institute

October 2017 – Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three …

Urbanization

Early Evidence Suggests Robots Would Make Mean, Effective Teachers

But do we really want to go down this road?<p>My high school physics teacher held my attention as well as gravity can suspend things in mid-air. If it …

Innovation

How a Battery Breakthrough May Lead to Electric Cars That Charge in Seconds

Why "flow batteries" might be the answer.<p>An impediment to electric car adoption is the fact that they can take a long time to charge. That means for …

Clean Energy

Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math?

Colleen Ganley, assistant professor of developmental psychology, answers

Gender

A.I. Researchers Have an Ingenious New Plan to Save Coral Reefs

It also involves scuba diving with 360-degree cameras, which sounds fun.<p>Climate change has been bleaching coral reefs, decimating the local marine …

Science

Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's …

Michigan State University

On Youth Day, Libyan young people discuss ways to achieve SDGs

As part of the Youth Leadership Programme 4 (YLP4), sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Arab States, UNDP Libya supported …

Africa

Why we need Brexit Exemplars for Service Transformation (BEST)

Real transformation is hard to achieve as resistance is typically widespread. Sometimes external factors can provide a brief but unique opportunity …

Innovation

Fuzzy numbers: How math instruction varies widely for teachers-to-be across Canada

<i>More below: Could you pass the math quiz that student teachers have to take at U of T? Try the quiz at the end of this article.</i><p>For four years now, an Ontario teachers’ college has administered a Grade 6- and 7-level math test to new students during orientation week, one that includes converting a …

Education

Robots thinking fast and slow

We are experiencing an AI renaissance. Our imaginations are captured by the widespread adoption of voice assistants, the emergence of self-driving …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Slay Stress Before It Even Happens in the First Place

How optimism bias gets in the way of our success.<p>People have a tendency to look at the world through rose tinted glasses. In other words, when we’re …

Cryptocurrency

The Strange Role of Chemtrails in the Debate About Fixing Climate Change

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley say global-scale geoengineering would likely harm agricultural crops and lower yields.<p>After …

Science

5 Of The Country’s Best Math Camps For Kids

<i>By Allen Foster</i>Bettering yourself should be a more widely accepted endeavor. Yes, there are countless Instagram posts every day that proclaim the …

Mathematics

‘We are building products that will resonate in Indian market’

India has been one of the largest markets for HP Inc. And the company enjoys a dominant position in both the PC and printing business verticals here.

Business (India)

There’s a handy way for “non-math people” to learn math

We are all math people. No, really. We just don’t all know it.<p>There’s a false divide between artsy types and the mathematically inclined, and creative teachers are trying to unite us all with a more holistic understanding. “What professional mathematicians think of as mathematics is entirely …

Mathematics

Behind the Scenes With the Spacecraft That Will Soar Through the Sun’s Atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe, set to launch on August 11, will be humankind’s first-ever contact with our closest star.<p>Prior spacecraft have admired the …

Space