Remote Ideation: Synchronous or Asynchronous?

Aurora: We often recommend generating ideas as a group in-person, but for many teams that just isn’t always possible. Remote ideation can be challenging, but it is definitely possible to effectively collaborate even if you’re in a geographically distributed team. Kate: In fact, remote ideation opens up several options for generating group ideas, making it a useful tool […]

OBSOLETE NECESSITY: Do we still need the stethoscope?

[HOPEFUL MUSIC PLAYS] I think one of the nice things about the stethoscope is that you really can’t use this tool without getting quite close to the patient, and there’s something quite intimate about putting this on yourself, and then putting it on the patient’s body. It was invented first in 1816 by René Laennec, and it was […]

Can we cure genetic diseases by rewriting DNA? | David R. Liu

The most important gift your mother and father ever gave you was the two sets of three billion letters of DNA that make up your genome. But like anything with three billion components, that gift is fragile. Sunlight, smoking, unhealthy eating, even spontaneous mistakes made by your cells, all cause changes to your genome. The most common kind […]

A “living drug” that could change the way we treat cancer | Carl June

So this is the first time I’ve told this story in public, the personal aspects of it. Yogi Berra was a world-famous baseball player who said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Researchers had been, for more than a century, studying the immune system as a way to fight cancer, and cancer vaccines […]

Deliver Future: Parcelcopter 4.0 | Delivering vital medicines by drone

Our people need medicine. If they can’t get it, it means they don´t survive. Especially in areas with geographical challenges, like Ukerewe Island on the east side of Lake Victoria. More than 400,000 people live in Ukerewe District. And we face numerous diseases such as malaria, typhoid and schistosomiasis. Since we’re on an island, sometimes it´s simply bad […]

Adnane Remmal – Boosting antibiotics with essential oils

The ‘Blue Gate’ in Fez, Morocco, is the entrance to a different world. Anyone who passes through it finds themselves in the Old Town. The medina of Morocco’s oldest royal city – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. A place full of history, colours and, above all, aromas. This is the world of Adnane Remmal. “Aromatic plants and […]

How to Cure our Concrete Dependency | The B1M

With the ability to be formed into almost any shape, concrete is the most widely used material in the world and shapes nearly every part of our built environment from bridges and tunnels to countless building types and vast dams. While no other material comes close to offering the strength and adaptability of concrete, the process of creating […]