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China's Financial Reform

Yin Jianfeng from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, People's Republic of China, looks back...

The Future of Assistive Devices

We are all going to live longer, so how can robotics and assistive technology help us to live well...

Nanomanufacturing in the 21st Century

We're at the beginning of a nanotechnology revolution and technologies like quantum dots and solar...

The Role of Human Nature in Economics

Can we train our brains to make us less power hungry and more compassionate? Tania Singer, from the...

Innovations in Online Learning

Tina Seelig from Stanford University gave an online class on creative problem solving to over 40,...

Groundbreaking Architecture

Jakarta is sinking by up to 30 cm a year, and sustainable social housing is needed. Stephen Cairns...

Robots 2.0

"In the future we are not going to use labour to do repetitive and dangerous tasks, we are just...

Environmental Degradation and Resource Constraints

"In agrarian society, the sky is always blue and the water is clean," says Pan Jiahua from the...

Reading and Writing Genomes

We're just at the start of what we know about reading genomes, yet on the brink of a biotech...

The Ten Trillion Dollar Retail Economy

There are over 2.4 billion people in the emerging middle classes. Nathan Eagle says data from Jana...

The Truth of Machine Learning

Will nano robots in our blood make us all gold medal winners, and is Google the new Plato's Wall?...

Reputation and Cooperation

When people have access to a free resource they will ruthlessly overuse and destroy it, says...

Do We Need Geo-Engineering?

The world is getting warmer and more crowded but we can't predict the scale of the problem, says...

The South South Investment Model

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet more than 380 million people don't...

Self Monitoring Digital Health

Measure your blood pressure while you skype your grandchildren, and get instant feedback on your...

Simple Rules for Complex Problems

From barefoot doctors storing blood safely without electricity, to ways to predict if a bank will...

Product Innovation for Emerging Markets

How can we improve the access and affordability of simple medical devices for people living in...

Redesigning How We Learn

Big data gathered from online learning can help uncover and overcome educational barriers. Data...