The Travel Ecosystem: An Industry on the Go

Whether you’re booking a flight, shopping for hotel rooms, or combing aggregator sites for a pop-up deal on a family vacation or adventure trip, chances are good that your query or transaction was processed by Amadeus, a provider of information technology that keeps the global...

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When the cryptocurrency bubble pops, these tokens are built to survive

Being in a cryptocurrency bubble is not entirely a bad thing. At least according to crypto’s true believers. The argument goes like this: Sure, lots of people lost money when the dot-com bubble burst, but the technological innovation and human capital that survived became the...

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5 tech hotspots to watch – and we don’t mean Silicon Valley

Even in a hyperconnected world, physical location still matters to entrepreneurs, investors and talent. Factors affecting a start-up’s decision on where to establish their headquarters include quality of life, cost of living, proximity to academic institutions, government support, the economy and existing "ecosystems" that help...

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The state of research and innovation in Europe in 7 charts

How does research and innovation in Europe compare to the rest of the world? The Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2018 (SRIP) Report suggests that while the continent is a leader in science, it is falling behind other regions in how it...

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A smarter smart city

On Toronto’s waterfront, where the eastern part of the city meets Lake Ontario, is a patchwork of cement and dirt. It’s home to plumbing and electrical supply shops, parking lots, winter boat storage, and a hulking silo built in 1943 to store soybeans—a relic of...

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s a reasonable question—some of our picks haven’t yet reached widespread use, while others may be on the cusp of becoming commercially...

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Hello, quantum world

Inside a small laboratory in lush countryside about 50 miles north of New York City, an elaborate tangle of tubes and electronics dangles from the ceiling. This mess of equipment is a computer. Not just any computer, but one on the verge of passing what...

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China is an innovation superpower. This is why

Last year President Xi Jinping outlined his vision to make China the global leader in political, economic, military and environmental issues over the next three decades. Now, comprehensive data from the National Science Foundation reveals that China is already well on its way to becoming a...

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Quantum computing has a speed limit. We just don’t know what it is yet

Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology have become clear: Chip components can only get so small, and be packed only so closely together, before they overlap or short-circuit. If companies...

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Science says napping is actually really good for us. Here’s why

What do staff at NASA, Google and Samsung have in common? They can all go for a nap at work in a specially designed sleep pod. Engineers, programmers and astronauts can lie down in the pod for 20 minutes at a time. With the outside world shut...

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