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Researchers Use Algae to Power a Computer for Months

The experiment suggests that cyanobacteria ‘batteries’ using sunlight and water could run small devices. Researchers have discovered how to use cyanobacteria—commonly called blue-green algae—to continuously power a microprocessor for a span of more than six […]

Psychedelics Industry Targets Power Players

The psychedelic industry is arriving at Davos amid a renaissance of popular interest in the drugs. Most are still considered illegal, although a number of cities and states have decriminalized some. Stock values for companies […]

Crypto is Weathering a Bitter Storm

Each company in the crypto ecosystem has its own explanation for why it’s faltering. One shiny premise of DeFi, or decentralized finance—a catch-all term for cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects related to the exchange of value—is […]

It’s Africa’s Century – for Better or Worse

Asia gets the attention, but the real economic revolution is the inevitable growth of an overlooked continent. When Nigeria has a population of over 300 million its fortunes matter on the global scale. That population […]

Elon Musk Continues to Rail Against Twitter Bots

Musk doubts Twitter’s numbers and ponders if over 90% of service’s daily active users are fake. Elon Musk continued to sound off about the actual number of automated bots and fake accounts on Twitter Inc. […]

Who is the Soros of the Terra Short?

Everyone is talking about the $UST attack right now, including Janet Yellen. But no one is talking about how much money the attacker made. Lets dig in. Our story starts in late March, when the […]

Inside TikTok: Zhang Yiming’s Journey

In order to clarify the trajectory of TikTok’s rise in various countries, it is necessary to introduce a little business knowledge. Generally speaking, TikTok has to cross four stages, and the “inflection point” is the […]

Forget Personalisation

True personalisation is unachievable due to poor data quality, but it’s ineffective anyway and should be replaced with creative that resonates with everyone. Most personalisation efforts are powered by third-party data. Marketers infer who customers […]

Blink, Bid, Buy

Donald MacKenzie on digital advertising and the economics of online news. Click​ on a link to an article on a news website. If you have a fast internet connection, you’ll see the article almost immediately, […]

Electric Planes Take Off

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that 170 projects worldwide are focused on developing electric planes — double the number underway in 2018. A report from NREL — one of the laboratories that serves the […]

Tech Companies Are Not Ready for a Post-Roe Era

Silicon Valley firms are about to be at the center of the storm around abortion access and reproductive rights. They need to prepare. The digital revolution came of age when legal abortion was the default. […]

On Thinkers and Doers

Why we might need something like tenure for many more people, to cultivate more thinkers in a doer’s world. Scientists tend to develop technology that is unique, and engineers tend to use existing technology in […]