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DYSFUNCTIONAL: exploring sustainability through design

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur explores our relationship with the natural world and the ocean in his work for his exhibit for DYSFUNCTIONAL, at the Ca’ d’Oro Palazzo, unveiled during the Venice Biennale 2019.

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Can we build smarter people using AI?

Will AI help us create people who are artificially smarter than others? Theoretical neuroscientist and entrepreneur Vivienne Ming believes it’s inevitable, but warns that our use of AI could have unintended consequences.

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Why women should invest in women

Men dominate the venture capital scene. A recent UK study found that less than one per cent of venture capital goes to businesses founded by women. As the FT’s Alice Ross explains, there's a strong business case for investing in female-founded companies, particularly if you are a woman.

Dinner is printed: is 3D technology the future of food ?

Dinner is printed: the future of food?

3D food printing could help address some of the biggest challenges facing the food industry, including waste and climate change.

What If I Don’t Buy A House...Ever?
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What If I Don’t Buy A House...Ever?

Would you buy a micro-home? Where traditional housing models are pricing out young professionals, micro-homes could offer affordable, safer and greener options across the world.

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Self-repairing cities

Researchers are working out how cities can repair themselves. From robotic worms to pothole- patching drones, the goal is to slash maintenance costs that run into billions.

Surging demand for niche metals is setting off a race to mine the deep seas. Miners say it could diversify supply, but environmentalists fear it will do irreparable damage to the sea floor.

A Diagnosis for Europe
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A Diagnosis for Europe

Samy Chaar, Chief Economist of Lombard Odier, pulls no punches on what Europe needs to do to endure this period of slow growth. Taking a leaf out of Japan's book to ​reduce inequalities, better education, and sustainable investing may just be the key to Europe’s prosperous future.

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