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Always Be Curious🔎 #25

Man. My week was like a layer cake of different ways to experience the world. 🍰 First, I spent part o

Always Be Curious🔎

June 14 · Issue #25 · View online
Always Be Curious is your weekly shot of sci-tech coverage. Bringing you the now, the how and the wow of science and technology with a special focus on the chip industry.

Man. My week was like a layer cake of different ways to experience the world. 🍰 First, I spent part of the week in augmented reality: the story of how ASML uses AR for the benefit of the world’s major chipmakers was picked up by reporters in the States and the Netherlands. 🔥 I’ve included the key coverage in this edition of ABC. Then I spent a couple of days fully immersed in cyberspace. ASML’s Technology Conference, the company’s centerpiece R&D event, took place entirely online. Featuring a custom designed streaming platform, live studio talk shows, 4 invited keynotes, 81 presentations and 340 research posters. Now that’s knowledge sharing in action. 🧠⚡️ And finally, there’s that physical reality: after 14 weeks of working from home, the company is slowly allowing bigger groups of employees to return to the office. It will be good to see my colleagues again. 🙏
Have a good week, stay safe,

👨‍💻The round-up in sci-tech💡
PlayStation 5 announcement: specs, hardware, and design (The Verge)
The big boy fusion reactor takes a big boy step (Popular Mechanics)
A million-mile battery from China could power your electric car (Bloomberg)
IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology (The Verge)
A U.S. secret weapon in A.I.: Chinese talent (The New York Times)
Japan's smart cities: technological dreams or 'Big Brother' nightmares? (The Japan Times)
Dutch study shows hyperloop may be substitute to short-haul flights (Reuters)
Dark data is destroying the planet: here’s how we stop it (Information Age)
The remarkable stuff scientists get done as they work from home (WIRED)
Ground-penetrating radar reveals splendor of ancient Roman city (Reuters)
🤓This week in chips⚠️
Coronavirus makes AR’s potential a reality for chip makers (WSJ)
Pandemic accelerates ASML’s adoption of AR (Bits&Chips)
Hoe ASML augmented reality inzet voor onderhoud chipmachines
📈By the numbers📉
Amazon Air expands aircraft fleet (Amazon)
Coronavirus vaccine tracker (New York Times)
❤️For the love of tech❤️
After engineers of the city of San Francisco installed new railings to the Golden Gate Bridge, the structure started to sing on high-wind days. You can now hear these soothing/eerie/horror/maddening (indicate your preference) chimes all across town. 🌉🌁
As much as I would‘ve loved this eerie sound to be aliens coming for us, apparently it’s the installation of new wind resistance railing that has turned the Golden Gate Bridge into a huge instrument that can be heard all around the Bay!Hypnotizing! #goldengatebridge #SanFrancisco
Always Be Curious is curated by Sander Hofman, Corporate Communications Manager at ASML. My company provides chipmakers with everything they need (machines, software and services) to mass produce integrated circuits on silicon. Opinions expressed in this newsletter are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
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