Posts by Alan Froggatt

Optoelectronic microprocessors built using existing chip manufacturing

High-performance prototype means chipmakers could now start building optoelectronic chips. Using only processes found in existing microchip fabrication facilities, researchers at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have produced a working optoelectronic microprocessor, which computes electronically but uses light to move information. Optical communication could dramatically reduce chips’ power…

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Paul Stamets TEDMED

Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over thirty years. He has published 6 books, several of which are used as the central textbooks by the gourmet and medicinal mushroom industry. Over this time, he has discovered and coauthored numerous new species of mushrooms, has been awarded many patents, and pioneered techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation.

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Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain

Bestselling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin outlines a common creative affliction: sabotaging our projects just before we show them to the world. Godin targets our “lizard brain” as the source of these primal doubts, and implores us to “thrash at the beginning” of projects so that we can ship on time and on budget.

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Robo-advising, Rise of the Machines

Over the last several decades industrial robots have made leaps and bounds moving into all sorts of domains including surgery. Similarly with the ability to gather and analyse data at a massive scale a new form of robotic analytics is coming into its own.

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