Seven from Seven: Venus and mRNA technology

4th June 2021

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…

  1. Big Think breaks down the top ten emerging technologies with the most potential for near-term business impact, from 5G networks to quantum computing.
  2. Scientists at Columbia University in New York have developed a robotic head called Eva that uses deep learning to match the expressions of nearby humans in real time.
  3. The mRNA technology used in effective Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna is also showing promise against cancers, such as melanoma and brain tumours, autoimmune diseases, tickborne diseases and sickle cell disease.
  4. Nasa has made plans to return to Venus between 2028-2030 to gain a better understanding of the planet that scientists believe could have been the first habitable planet in the solar system.
  5. In an article on Maddyness, a co-founder of a tech-for-good start-up outlines 4 common mistakes these kinds of start-ups make, from underestimating the power of marketing and failing to build a committed community of loyal users.
  6. For companies keen to meet net-zero targets in coming years, this ambition could be thwarted by their own employees’ energy habits as they work from home. As a result, some companies are asking employees to share their utility bills to help offset corporate emissions.
  7. Verdict explores the rise of virtual therapy and digital healthcare for mental health issues, barriers to adoption, and the need for better design applications.

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