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Always Be Curious🔎 #8

At first, I found it hard to watch the clip of a Korean mom that is reunited with her lost child in V

Always Be Curious🔎

February 16 · Issue #8 · 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.

At first, I found it hard to watch the clip of a Korean mom that is reunited with her lost child in Virtual Reality (see first article below). But it didn’t take long to also appreciate the beauty and the healing power of it. As the two sit at a picnic table and decorate a cake, I started wondering about the use of Virtual Reality for trauma therapy. If we will be able to create virtual worlds that are both indistinguishable from reality (note: we’re not there yet!) and touch you emotionally–then surely this is a future avenue to explore for cognitive behavioral therapy? Turns out, yep, science has got you covered. 😎
Have a good week everyone!

👨‍💻The round-up in sci-tech💡
Virtual Reality reunites grieving mother with her deceased child (VR Scout)
Can AI ever rival human creativity? Here’s what the science says (Fast Company)
Robot-assisted high-precision surgery has passed its first test in humans (Technology Review)
Extreme cold is bringing humans back from the brink of death (WIRED)
These vertical farms could turn Brooklyn into an agricultural oasis (Fast Company)
🤓This week in chips⚠️
De magische machine waar China en de VS om vechten (NRC)
Samsung's new lines of Galaxy S20 phones (The Verge)
Artificial atoms create stable qubits for quantum computing (Scimex)
📈By the numbers📉
No fumbling for AT&T customers’ data at the Big Game (AT&T blog)
Amazon's ad spend hits $11 billion (Campaign)
❤️For the love of tech❤️
3D printing is getting bigger, faster and stronger. This resin printer from the labs of Northwestern University is the world’s fastest, and can create plastic structures as large as a person in just a few hours. “We can get performance out of these materials that we didn’t think we could get. That’s what’s really exciting to a materials scientist. This is getting people used to the new weird.”
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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