Seen in → No.109
- 🎥 😍 🌱 🇬🇧 In London, Silo Embraces a Zero-Waste Future for Food. “Waste is just a failure of the imagination.” “It was criminal, some of the things that I witnessed with [food] waste, I started to realize that the food industry is a complete disaster. It’s unsustainable… Our expectations and desires are unnatural.”
- 👿 I just scrolled through this one quickly, worth keeping around and reading up on some of these companies. The Evil List: Which tech companies are doing the most harm? Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet top three. Lots of Thiel action too. Apple’s a bit high, especially being higher than Microsoft, and if you’re going to include Exxon amidst the tech players, list them higher!
- 🤖 Robogamis are the real heirs of terminators and transformers. “They could even attach and detach, depending on the environment and task. Instead of being a single robot that is specifically made for one single task, robogamis are designed and optimised to multitask from scratch.”
- Weird strategic choices: Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future and Sony surprises with an electric concept car called the Vision-S.
- ✨ 💙 Hannah Rose Woods on Twitter: “My new hero is Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars as a PhD student but was uncredited when the Nobel Prize was given to her male colleagues. She spent the next 50 years winning every other award in physics and donating the money to fund PhDs for underrepresented groups. Various details in the replies. Burell on Wikipedia. A version of the graphic that helped to identify the pulsar was used in the famous Joy Division album cover for Unknown Pleasures.
- 💨 🖥 As Weather Gets Weird, Top Forecaster Quintuples Computer Power. “ECMWF’s new supercomputer will allow it to produce more detailed forecasts for smaller areas, dropping its 15-day forecasts from 18 to 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) grids, and include more atmospheric layers in its models, the intergovernmental organization said. Extended-range forecasts for four to six weeks ahead can be produced daily instead of twice a week.”
- William Gibson’s book tours are unevenly distributed (sorry) but this time around he’ll be in Montréal: William Gibson launches AGENCY, Thu, 20 Feb 2020 at 7:00 PM.