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Governance

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Jobs & Skills Summit 2022 | Digital Apprenticeships
"Industry Minister Ed Husic will take a proposal for a new digital apprenticeship scheme to next month’s national jobs and skills summit in a bid to beat a severe shortfall in tech workers that he says threatens the nation’s economic growth."...40 per cent of tech jobs did not need a university degree and the country needed a modern training system “fit for purpose”."The tech sector, which estimates it needs an extra 650,000 people by 2030”...ARTICLE > https://bit.ly/3P8tXul JOBS & SKILLS SUMMIT 2022 > https://bit.ly/3bAaqVQ FUTURE WORK SUMMIT 2022 > https://bit.ly/3SrxTcB https://bit.ly/3Sy8spF TECH COUNCIL REPORT > 
8 August 2022 by Maria MacNama...

Climate

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Reconstruction of the Earth's beating heart over a billion years
A reconstruction of the Earth's beating heart over a billion years, illustrating the connection between deep-seated convection currents (just above the core-mantle boundary), tectonic plate movements, and the authors' cities in green (Sydney, Qingdao, Leeds, Austin). The mantle convection video below is based on a "mantle reference frame" that optimises the positions of the plates and their boundaries relative to the mantle, a necessity for understanding the connection between deep-seated mantle upwellings and surface volcanism - Dietmar Müller...Model data and additional videos > https://lnkd.in/gAGvhC3Y andOpen-access Solid Earth paper >  https://lnkd.in/g94zcE_T 
6 August 2022 by Maria MacNama...

Ideation

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Asteroid Day 2022 | Time to look up!
Asteroid Day is a UN-sanctioned global awareness campaign participated annually on 30 June.The mission is to inspire, engage and educate the public about #asteroids opportunities and risks. You can watch Asteroid Day LIVE 2022 – the live broadcast with asteroid content and commentary from astronauts, experts and celebrities....WATCHhttps://youtu.be/7kazc1BujHE
5 August 2022 by Maria MacNama...

Ideation

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Research | Better ideas happen in person
"In a laboratory study and a field experiment across five countries (in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia), we show that videoconferencing inhibits the production of creative ideas. By contrast, when it comes to selecting which idea to pursue, we find no evidence that videoconferencing groups are less effective (and preliminary evidence that they may be more effective) than in-person groups."...https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04643-y
1 August 2022 by Maria MacNama...

Dining

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Healthy and Fast Food
Think this option is great. Healthy food options from a vending machine. ...https://www.schiphol.nl/en/at-schiphol/eat-and-drink/facilities/health-food-wall-plaza
14 March 2022 by Maria MacNama...

FinTech

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Big thinking on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
"Lucid, wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary critiques of cryptocurrency and blockchain" > https://blog.dshr.org/2022/02/ee380-talk.html...Critique > https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1493288001107021826?s=20&t=wMw5y0i4tohXKfEXp9sKlg
15 February 2022 by Maria MacNama...