By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #274, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving: “A series of problem-solving experiments reveal that people are more likely to consider solutions that add features than solutions that remove them, even when removing features is more efficient.” — Deena

Bill Hwang Had $20 Billion, Then Lost It All in Two Days: “The fast rise and even faster fall of a trader who bet big with borrowed money.” …


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #273, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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A 1990s iMac Processor Powers NASA’s Perseverance RoverSam

In Computero: Hear How AI Software Wrote a ‘New’ Nirvana Song: “Computer-generated artificial tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrison highlight a new project that helps bring attention to mental illness” — Adam K

Striatal dopamine mediates hallucination-like perception in miceDeena

Why Computers Won’t Make Themselves Smarter: ‘We fear and yearn for “the singularity.” But…


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #272, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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Alien Languages May Not Be Entirely Alien to Us: “Evolution should favor some universal traits in the emergence of any form of communication on any planet” — Adam K

Jennifer Doudna on the Pandemic Year: The Power of Mission-Driven Science: “Professors, researchers and engineers set aside their own projects to focus on how best to fight the pandemic” — Deena

The UK’s new £50 note celebrates Alan Turing with…


“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” — Peter Drucker

In October 2020, Lux presented its thesis about the secular wave of innovation at the intersection of healthcare + technology. Today, we are doubling down on that thesis and naming names by unveiling the Lux Health + Tech Index[BLOOMBERG: LUXHT Index], an index of 57 publicly traded companies that together best represent the rapidly emerging Health + Tech investment theme. It is a total return, equal-weighted index informed by Lux’s sector-leading expertise in investing at the cutting edge of healthcare and technology.

New technologies and their application…


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #271, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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Scientists Grow Mouse Embryos in a Mechanical Womb: “Biologists have long held that a fetus needs a living uterus to develop. Maybe not anymore.” — Deena

Using artificial intelligence to generate 3D holograms in real-time: “A new method called tensor holography could enable the creation of holograms for virtual reality, 3D printing, medical imaging, and more — and it can run on a smartphone.” — Cameron

The Pastry A.I…


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #270, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

Articles

The Secret Auction That Set Off the Race for AI Supremacy: “How the shape of deep learning — and the fate of the tech industry — went up for sale in Harrah’s Room 731, on the shores of Lake Tahoe.” — Cameron

Nature Co-Design: A Revolution in the MakingDeena

He Owns World Famous Stamps and a Prized Coin. Now He’s Selling: ‘Stuart Weitzman, who made his fortune…


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #269, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

Articles

The Moon Has a Comet-Like Tail. Every Month It Shoots a Beam Around Earth: ‘“It almost seems like a magical thing,” said one of the astronomers involved in studying the lunar phenomenon.’ — Sam

Humans Evolved to be the Water-Saving Ape: “New study suggests humans evolved to run on less water than our closest primate relatives.” — Adam K

Finding Mona Lisa in the Game of Life Sam


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #268, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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Earth, wind, and solar fire: “If a major solar storm were to sweep across Earth, would today’s electrical and communications infrastructure be resilient enough to endure its impact?” — Sam

How to Stop Doomscrolling News and Social Media: ‘“Doomscroll Reminder Lady” Karen K. Ho explains how to step away from the screen’ — Deena

7 Major Experiments That Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking ForAdam K

The…


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #267, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars: “The Perseverance rover’s Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention” — Sam

World’s Oldest DNA Unlocks Lineage of Ice Age Mammoths: “Genetic material taken from carcasses that were preserved in Siberian permafrost reveals a prehistoric species” — Shaq

The Activists Who Embrace Nuclear PowerDeena

The 27-Year-Old Who Became a…


By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #266, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

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The Terrifying Warning Lurking in the Earth’s Ancient Rock Record: “Our climate models could be missing something big.” — Sam

Saving the Butterfly Forest: “Environmental destruction and violence threaten one of the world’s most extraordinary insect migrations.” — Deena

The Rise of Molecular GluesAdam G

Dinosaur-Killing Impact Came From Edge Of Solar System, New Theory SuggestsDeena

Wanna See a Fighter Jet Fly Through a Rainbow…

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