It’s National Science Week here in Australia, and there are lots of activities and events to celebrate the week. We thought we’d celebrate by listing some of our favourite recent scientific discoveries that could impact business in coming years.
A joint research project between China and Austria culminated in the first quantum video call, where sensitive data was transmitted in an effectively ‘unhackable’ format. Because the data is embedded in entangled particles of light, rather than transported in packets abiding mathematical rules, the data is more secure. For business, this means we may be able to better secure personal information or data across international boundaries.
The scent of coffee makes you better at mathematical and computational thinking. Or doing things like number crunching in the office. No, really.
And remember folks, science isn’t just something we are grateful for when we have to visit a doctor. It’s something that pervades all aspects of our lives - and increasingly, our businesses. It’s worth keeping an eye on scientific discoveries, if we want to stay ahead of the game.
UNSW Centre for Ideas presents The Einstein Lecture: The Quantum Computing Revolution - Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, Kensington, NSW. Find event and ticket information.
The Wall Street Journal has it wrong. Recent news that Facebook is in talks with banks on a solution other than “services like customer chat or account management” overlooked how the social media platform already works with banks….
Many companies that see the value in doing something new believe that putting a structure around these efforts dilutes creativity. In reality, companies that pursue piecemeal attempts at innovation aren’t really “investing” in innovation at all — and are missing key opportunities to truly innovate.