This week in PopTech: Body clocks, big data and crowd-sourced diagnostics
Friday, May 04, 2012 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- Why are we all so tired all the time? In last week's New York Magazine, Kathryn Schulz (PopTech 2010) explored body clocks, chronotypes, and internal vs. external time.
- Sean Gourley, PopTech 2010 Science Fellow and co-founder of Quid, a company that builds software to capture, structure and visualize vast amounts of data, explained to the Huffington Post how to use Big Data to find a better, more informed way forward.
- Richard Florida had a conversation on The Atlantic: Cities website with Jonah Lehrer (PopTech 2009) about the cities chapter from his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Lehrer says, “Cities force us to interact with strangers and with the strange. They pry the mind open. And that is why they are the idea that has unleashed so many of our new ideas.”
- Game on! UCLA researchers, led by Science Fellow Aydogan Ozcan (PopTech 2009), are using online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria.
Image: Helga Weber
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