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Nov 20, 2017

Christiana Figueres Europe Regional Round Table—United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Posted by in categories: environmental, finance, governance, innovation, policy, sustainability

“Former Executive Secretary to UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres has laid down a challenge to UNEP FI’s banking members, and the wider finance industry to increase their allocations to low carbon investments to avoid a 2 degrees scenario. Watch her recording which she made for participants at UNEP FI’s Europe Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance which took place in October 2017.”

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Nov 12, 2017

Life without cash

Posted by in categories: innovation, privacy

As digital innovations continue to transform the way we live, a lot of things we once took for granted are falling by the wayside. Paper money and coins could soon be among them.

The use of digital payments in all forms is fast becoming commonplace. A cashless society, once considered remote if not unimaginable, is now more imminent, with staggering amounts of transactions being digitally processed daily. In Nordic countries, especially Sweden and Denmark, the majority of all transactions are now made through electronic or digital means.

Governments around the world are working to prepare their citizens to fully benefit from a digital future. India, for example, has hundreds of millions of people in the database of its Aadhaar biometric identity and payment system. But the country’s Supreme Court recently ruled that the system could compromise citizens’ fundamental right to privacy, underscoring one of the key concerns about the new digital era.

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Nov 1, 2017

DERMALOG: Maldives Introduces Most Innovative ID Card

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MALE, Maldives, October 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/.

Innovation in the Maldives .

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Oct 20, 2017

Amazing dessert preparation

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, innovation

This Innovative Studio in Belgium entertains their guests with augmented reality using 3D projection till their order is being prepared. 👏👏👏

Le Petit Chef by Skullmapping

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Oct 16, 2017

Why is it so hard to ditch Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

In his new book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, Galloway, an entrepreneur and professor at NYU Stern, provides a perceptive analysis of the four-horse race to become the first trillion-dollar company. In a casually incisive style, he uncovers how each of these companies have deployed iconic leadership, technology, storytelling, fearless innovation, lightning execution — and blatant plagiarism- to devastating effect.

From 2013 to 2017, the combined market capitalisation of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google increased in size by the GDP of Russia – $1.4 trillion. And the power of The Four keeps on growing.

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Oct 4, 2017

Google’s AirPods competitor can translate 40 languages right in your ear

Posted by in categories: innovation, mobile phones

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Oct 4, 2017

Extremely rare Periodic element behaving like it’s from an ‘alternative universe’

Posted by in categories: innovation, quantum physics

Berkelium defies quantum mechanics, according to breakthrough new research.

Bryan Nelson

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Oct 2, 2017

The New Monopolists

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While innovations in information technology have transformed how people live, work, and connect, the IT industry’s growth pattern has contributed to a widening gap between rich and poor. Addressing it will require new taxation schemes and modernization of antitrust legislation.

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Sep 30, 2017

Bill Gates: This Will Be the Biggest Technological Breakthrough of Our Lifetime

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Microsoft’s co-founder has set the bar for AI.

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Sep 30, 2017

Skin patch speeds healing while reducing scarring

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Scientists have struggled to develop a single substance that can both speed up wound healing and reduce the formation of scars. Scar reduction medications tend to interfere with the natural process of healing, but now a team of researchers has created a novel skin patch that can reduce scarring and increase the pace of wound healing.

The team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore discovered a key protein called Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) plays several roles over different phases of healing. ANGPTL4 not only reduces inflammation and induces new cell growth, but in later stages of healing it produces molecules that interfere with a key protein that induces scar tissue.

Excessive collagen production is a key factor in the scarring we are familiar with when a wound heals. The key to the new innovation was developing a way to modulate collagen production without turning it off completely, as it is fundamentally necessary for wound repair.

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