Weekly#437

  • Anyone is building a marketplace for advice, one 5-minute call at a time
  • Railsbank raises $70M to build out its fintech-as-a-service platform
  • Walmart will be bringing Symbotic robots to 25 distribution centers
  • “…today around 30% of the world’s population is exposed to a deadly combination of heat and humidity for at least 20 days each year, that percentage will increase to nearly half by 2100, even with the most drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions…”
  • History teaches us how to be brutally honest about a problem and yet optimistic for a technological solution
  • One of Dubai’s Oldest Lenders Prepares for a Digital-Only Future
  • A Neanderthal carved a geometric design in bone 51,000 years ago
  • If we want to look for life on Europa, we’d better bring a drill
  • what we know about kids and long covid
  • Humanoid Robot Keeps Getting Fired From His Jobs…Pepper, SoftBank’s robot, malfunctioned during scripture readings, took breaks in exercise class and couldn’t recognize the faces of family members (WSJ)
  • Our brains “read” expressions of illusory faces in things just like real faces…”For the brain, fake or real, faces are all processed the same way.”
  • Japan appoints Minister of Loneliness
  • Virgin Galactic plans to take a tourist to space every day, says chief (FT)
  • Germany establishes new military space command
  • Scientists develop bendable ice
  • NASA Announces Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Reactor Concept Awards
  • Cyberattacks and Ransomware: How Can We Protect Energy Infrastructure? (WSJ)
  • How computers with humanlike senses will change our lives?
  • Amazon launches its mobile-first Kindle Vella serialized story platform
  • VW Group’s 10-year plan: A single EV platform across all its brands
  • With Apple Pay Later, Apple may take another stab at the PayPal model
  • How used cars became the next big ecommerce battleground (FT)

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