Science

AlphaSense: Cutting Through Information Overload

Resource Date:  04/28/2016
Resource Name:  Fin Alternatives
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The best inventions are often those that are borne from real-world problems or frustrations. Indeed, many of the greatest fintech innovations have come from former equity analysts, money managers and backoffice professionals that have encountered a need during their day jobs, and built a product to meet it. San Francisco-based AlphaSense is a prime example; the founders of the business recognized the extraordinary amount of time they were spending searching and consolidating corporate and financial information, rather than acting on it. From that frustration, AlphaSense was born.

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Scientists analysed my DNA, and I was unprepared for the ethical challenge that came next

Resource Author:  Oliver Smith
Resource Date:  04/25/2016
Resource Name:  The Memo
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From discovering more about your ancestry and finding DNA relatives to detecting whether you’ll likely have male-pattern baldness in later life. Learn if your genetics might affect your reaction to certain medications and, crucially, reveal if you are predisposed to certain genetic conditions.

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Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Resource Author:  Dwight Chapin
Resource Date:  04/03/2016
Resource Name:  The Globe and Mail
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Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today’s pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.

Our best intentions to catch up on a sleep debt can lead to inconsistent patterns of sleep. This is a slippery slope. Unfortunately, an hour less tonight does not equal an extra hour tomorrow.

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Black holes may be brick walls that bounce information back out

Resource Author:  Sara Scoles
Resource Date:  09/16/2015
Resource Name:  New Scientist
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It’s another salvo in the black hole wars. The edge of a black hole might be a brick wall against which information about in-falling stuff bounces back like a tennis ball, says Nobel laureate Gerard ’t Hooft of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Gerard ’t Hooft was responding to Stephen Hawking’s 25 August announcement of a new solution to the information paradox – a problem that has plagued scientists for 40 years.

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