The advent of 3D printing in space enables a gigantic shift in exploration that could lead to much longer-lasting and sustainable missions, according to experts that have described it as a historic moment.
Just this week, NASA announced the breakthrough that it had for the first time 3D printed an object in space – on this occasion a part for the 3D printer itself, on the International Space Station that orbits at approximately 240 miles from Earth.
Facebook at Work, the workplace collaboration and messaging service the social media giant is reportedly set to release, could grow fast – but will face a complex work environment full of shifting attitudes on managing security and mobile technology.
The service, expected to become popular enough to rival successful workplace collaboration tools, will face some substantial challenges as companies take very differing attitudes on ways of work. In the current enterprise tech environment, remote working, consumerization of workplace devices, security attitudes and technology deployment choices are all undergoing substantial shifts – as technological abilities, worker demands and operational needs clash.
Women are playing an essential role in the future of beauty industry technology, inventing and selling some of the most cutting edge digital breakthroughs, according to the head of innovation at L’Oréal USA.
Rachel Weiss, a VP at the company, tells Forbes in an interview that for many years there have “not been enough women coming to the table” for technology roles in the beauty industry. This is changing dramatically.
Many individual hotels, and chains across the nation, struggle to compete with the very biggest brands on revenue per room. But things are changing, with the aid of smart technology.
Chains such as Red Lion, and one-off hotels such as El Cortez (Las Vegas’ longest continuously running hotel and casino), are analyzing a raft of big data to help set the best room rates in a much more vigorous and effective way, giving their largest rivals some serious competition.
Meditation is the basis for successful actions and decisions. It is the first step out of a difficult challenge, yet so often when people are under pressure they ignore the habit. We look at the successful people using meditation and what lessons we can draw for our own success.
Business schools at Harvard and INSEAD have concluded from research that meditation and intuition are the two most effective business tools, which is excellent news because they build upon each other.
At Bayer, we recognise the importance of identifying commonalities in different fields - the commonality for humans, animals and plants is molecular pathways. We take a similar approach when it comes to digital technology, putting it at the heart of our innovation.
The digital future is here, it's just not well distributed yet. We see this in our daily life. On the one hand we have high-tech wearable sensors, while at the same time, we still struggle with addressing the basic problem of hunger in our communities.
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