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Ten Stories From This Week

28th Feb 2021

‘Walking is one of the simplest and most strategic things you can do for yourself. It takes little preparation, minimal effort, no special equipment, and it can contract or expand to fit the exact amount of time you have available. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, a single bout of moderate-to vigorous activity (including walking) can improve our sleep, thinking, and learning, while reducing symptoms of anxiety.’ From HBR, Don’t Underestimate The Power Of A Walk.

Another cracking piece from Tim Harford – From vaccines to homework, why we humans can’t stop overpromising. ‘In 1977, psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky put a label on the fact that everything takes longer than we hope: they called it the planning fallacy. At the heart of the problem is that we intuitively make such forecasts by focusing on the project itself and imagining in our heads (or on a project management chart) how it will unfold. We never quite manage to imagine all of the different ways in which things might go wrong.’

Lots of talk at the moment about NFT’s.  This thread provides an explanation – ‘But what makes it an NFT rather than just a cool gif? for starters, it’s unique. NFT stands for “non-fungible token”, fungible = something that’s interchangeable, non-fungible = something that’s one-of-a-kind.’ 

MIT’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2021. Including Messenger RNA Vaccines, GPT-3, Lithium-metal batteries, data trusts and green hydrogen. 

A Beautiful Collection of Manifestos . WeTransfer have a wonderful publication called WePresent. This month it’s all about manifestos. This collection includes manifestos from artists and activists such as Pussy Riot, Alain de Botton, Lee Scratch Perry, Fontaines D.C., and Patrice Cullors. Fascinating and beautiful in equal measure.  

From The Guardian. Hello Las Vegas! How live-streaming is transforming the stage. It was meant to provide theatres with a lifeline during Covid. But live-streaming is now giving them extraordinary reach. Can it be sustained – and could it turn out to be a new existential threat?

Russian diplomats leave North Korea on a hand-powered rail trolley. 

A Search Engine For Movie Screen Shots. A movie-based image search engine that returns screenshots from movies, based on keywords like ‘clock’ or ‘tree’.

Very cool. Walk the streets of a selection of major cities, whilst listening to their radio stations.

Not on Clubhouse yet? No need to worry, you can effectively duplicate the experience with this – Clubhouse Bio Generator.

And finally. Draw an iceberg and see how it will float.