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Classical Verification of Quantum Computations – QIP 2019 Keynote

Is it possible for an efficient classical verifier (a BPP machine) to verify the output of an efficient quantum prover (a BQP machine)? The answer is Yes. Researchers show that a classical polynomial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Threat of Taiwan-China Unification War

China’s president Xi gave a speech which opens the door to re-unify Taiwan and China using a war. Beijing previously assumed the Taiwanese would eventually decide to reunite with the mainland.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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People who engage in fat-shaming tend to score high in this personality trait

The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia. None A new study explores the relationship between personality traits and attitudes toward obesity, revealing that one's level of neuroticism is linked to anti-obesity views.It's long ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Obesity, Mental Health, Personality, Innovation, Individual Differences, Sutin, Angelina Sutin, FSU s College of Medicine, Florida State University News People, FSU News Even

Apple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow. Credit Suisse indicated that smartphone production forecast for the final three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, China, Samsung, Innovation

Micro-reactors As Cheap As Natural Gas Without Air Pollution

This article looks at the mid-2020 timeline for micro-reactors which has strong Department of Defense interest. Nextbigfuture has been interviewing the project lead, Venkat Rao, for what was the Los... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Department Of Defense, Innovation, Nextbigfuture, Venkat Rao

Gamblers predicted Brexit before traders or experts

A new study finds that gamblers reacted more quickly to news on Brexit than currency traders.On the night of the referendum, gamblers and odds makers figured out what would happen hours before traders, experts, and the BBC.The results are bad news for the idea that markets are perfectly efficient. Sometimes experts are wrong. This statement will shock some people and strike others as obvious. If we can't turn to experts, who can we turn to for information? If a new study published in the Interna...
Tags: Europe, Money, Markets, Eu, Bbc, Innovation, Cambridge, Behavioral Economics, Warren Buffet, Brexit, Francis Galton

ScoutRFP Scores $33M to Compete in Supplier Management Sector

ScoutRFP, whose software is designed to help businesses streamline the process of ordering goods from suppliers, announced that it raised $33 million in a Series C fundraising round led by Scale Venture Partners.San Francisco-based Scout, part of a tech sector dubbed supplier relations management, or SRM, aims to free businesses from painstaking traditional methods of seeking bids from various suppliers and comparing their merits. Some companies are still doing this by laboriously creating spre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Software, Automation, Innovation

ACLU urges Amazon, Microsoft & Google not to sell face recognition tech to government

The coalition argues that government agencies might abuse facial recognition technology. Google and Microsoft have expressed concern about the potential problems of facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Amazon has been actively marketing the technology to law enforcement agencies in the U.S. None A coalition comprised of more than 85 of civil, immigrants' and human rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, is urging Google, Microsoft and Amazon not to sell facial recogniti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Privacy, Congress, California, Mit, Surveillance, Fbi, Aclu, Innovation, Ai, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Sundar Pichai, Pichai

Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries. None Is history just a collection of barely-connected events that recur because humans can't really learn to do better or does it have an arc that bends towards progress and a better fate for humanity? O...
Tags: Activism, Prison, Navy, History, War, United States, Innovation, International criminal court, Geneva, Red Cross, Criminal Justice, Justice System, Hague, International Committee, Geneva Switzerland, Nobel Prize

Auto Show Notes: Techstars Mobility Rebrands, Expands Mission

Detroit’s North American International Auto Show was the place for a plethora of mobility-related announcements this week, including some significant news from the Boulder, CO-based Techstars accelerator program.Techstars launched an incubator for mobility startups in the Motor City four years ago, and the program has flourished since. In recognition of that success as well as an expanded mission, Techstars has changed the name of the program from Techstars Mobility to Techstars Detroit, says m...
Tags: Google, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Software, Ford, Auto Industry, Innovation, Venture Capital, Mobility, Manufacturing, Honda, Nationwide, Detroit, TechStars, AAA

What is the Green New Deal?

Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues. None In October of last year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report, titled 'Global Warming of 1.5°C'. The report's authors believed that human...
Tags: Politics, Resources, Activism, Obama, Democracy, Government, Senate, White House, Politico, Environment, US, Economics, Sustainability, Policy, Harvard, Atlantic

Incite Innovation Podcast

Incite Innovation  is a podcast series designed to advance innovation leadership and inspire teams. Featuring Cheryl Perkins, it features fresh insights and incisive guest interviews on key trends, practices, technologies, and ideas. Check out the podcast series – Incite Innovation
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CEO of TAE Technologies Says They Will Reach Commercial Fusion by 2023

TAE Technologies will bring a fusion-reactor technology to commercialization in the next five years, its CEO Michl Binderbauer announced recently at the University of California, Irvine. TAE... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, TAE Technologies, Michl Binderbauer, University of California Irvine TAE

Lunar Biosphere Bucket Frozen as Planned and Plants are Dead

The plants on the moon are now dead. The Chang’e-4 probe entered a sleep mode on Sunday as the first lunar night after the probe’s landing started. The temperature could drop as low as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A map of London's most toxic breathing spots

Dirty air is an invisible killer, but an effective one.More than 9,000 people die prematurely in London each year due to air pollution, a recent study estimates.This map visualizes the worst places to breathe in Central London. The Great Smog of 1952 London used to be famous for its 'pea-soupers': combinations of smoke and fog caused by burning coal for power and heating. All that changed after the Great Smog of 1952, when weather conditions created a particularly dense and persistent layer...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, New York, London, Thames, Eu, History, Beijing, Pollution, United Kingdom, Innovation, Environmentalism, Air, Victoria, Khan

A 'vampire' fungus has killed millions of bats since 2006. Here's why it matters.

White-nose syndrome has killed at least 6.7 million bats, though this estimate was made in 2012, and the current figure is almost certainly much higher.Bats serve a crucial role in our ecosystem and economy, and white-nose syndrome is already pushing many species to the brink of extinction.Researchers and scientists are working hard to develop novel methods to cure white-nose syndrome; a few methods have shown promise, but none have yet been deployed in the field. None The fungus Pseudogymnoascu...
Tags: New York, Environment, Indiana, Conservation, Innovation, Disease, Ecology, Illness, Biodiversity, North America, White, Jonathan Palmer Kevin Drees Jeffrey Foster, Daniel Lindner, Washington Post Lindner

You Only Have Six Seconds To Reach Your Market Because …

In the age of overload this is the best way to reach your market. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carol Buchner The first paid TV commercial aired in 1941. It was 10 seconds long but included only two seconds of voice over. It ...
Tags: Advertising, Marketing, Innovation, Carol Buchner

To remember something, draw it

Drawing something that you want to remember is more effective than using other memory techniques For older people with dementia or Alzheimer's, drawing stores memories in still-intact regions of the brain Even if you're terrible at drawing, it's the neurological underpinnings that make it worth a try It seems everyone wishes they had a better memory than they do. From simple herbs like ginkgo biloba to weird mnemonic systems — a friend of mine, for some unknowable reason, remembers my name wit...
Tags: Art, Learning, Memory, Neuroscience, Hack, Brain, Drawing, Innovation, Fernandes, UW, Meade, Alzheimer’s, Jeffrey Wammes, Memory trick, University of Waterloo UW, Melissa E Meade

NAIAS: Ford’s Foray into Microtransit Proved Valuable, Klevorn Says

Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) pulled back the curtains for a media preview Monday and Tuesday before it opens its doors to the public next week.Coming on the heels of CES—the annual technology conference in Las Vegas that has increasingly become the preferred venue for automakers to showcase their latest technology developments—the Detroit auto show is a more car-centric affair. However, as automotive companies strive to be seen as tech companies, there is also plenty...
Tags: Deals, Lyft, Trends, Ces, Ford, Scooters, Auto Industry, Innovation, Mobility, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, Detroit, Smart Cities, Spin, Chariot, North American International Auto Show

When You Love What You Do

We love what we do -- helping forward-thinking organizations go beyond the status quo and tap into the collective genius of their workforce. Here's one way we do it. And here are some others. What our clients say Illustration: gapingvoid
Tags: Innovation, Best Practices

The dos and don’ts of helping a drug-addicted person recover

Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortun...
Tags: Death, Drugs, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Addiction, Narcotics, Maia Szalavitz, Szalavitz

Why Following Someone Else’s Success Can Lead to Your Failure

You attend conferences. You read books. You take training classes. All with the goal of learning strategies from those who have paved the path to success before you. But what if following in their steps could lead you down the wrong track? 3M talks about its 15 percent rule–a philosophy that allows anyone in the ...
Tags: Success, Strategy, Creativity, Innovation, Innovation Management, Innovation Mindset, Innovative Thinking

Ark Invest Has a $4000 Price Target for Tesla and Sees Big Tech Transformation

ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood believes the whole transportation industry will shift to electric. They have a price target of $4000 for Tesla. They think Tesla will reach that level by 2023. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Ark Invest Has a $4000 Price Target for Tesla and See Big Tech Transformation

ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood believes the whole transportation industry will shift to electric. They have a price target of $4000 for Tesla. They think Tesla will reach that level by 2023. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX Orbital Starship Prototype Built By June 2019 and Orbital Launch Might Be in 2019

Elon Musk has tweeted that the first orbital Starship upper stage prototype should be completed by June 2019. He has stated that the Super Heavy first stage will start construction in the spring.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Innovation, Super Heavy, SpaceX Orbital Starship

Potato, Cotton and Rapeseeds Have Sprouted on the Moon in Mini-Biosphere

The chinese lander on the moon brought cotton seeds which have sprouted. Potato seeds and rapeseeds also had sprouted. This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX Texas Launch Site Progress

SpaceX continues to build the Starship hopper test rocket. They are removing placeholder engines and opened up the rocket to add fuel tanks and the real raptor engines. Here are tweets about progress... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX Adding New Raptor Engines and Fuel Tanks to Starship Hopper

SpaceX has taken the Starship Hopper apart again. They are removing the placeholder Raptor engine. They will be adding in the fuel tanks and the new Raptor engines. Elon Musk had sais the previously... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Innovation, Starship Hopper, SpaceX Adding New Raptor Engines

Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach

Love in a time of migrants: on rethinking arranged marriages

In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'. For Badiou, the search for 'perfect love without suffering' signifies a ‘modern’ variant of ‘traditional’ arranged-marriage practices – a risk-averse, calculated approach to love that aims to diminish our exposure to differences: 'Their idea is y...
Tags: Marriage, China, Love, Happiness, Middle East, Innovation, Philosophy, Slavoj Zizek, North Africa, Adam Phillips, India Pakistan Bangladesh, Alain Badiou, Zizek, Badiou, World cultures, West Badiou