Things I read last week… (WB 20 September 2021)
A sceptical look at the economics of cultivated meat, though similar arguments were once made for EUV lithography and EVs.
Alex Danco explains Twist Biosciences, a DNA manufacturing company.
The evolutionary biologist E O Wilson once said of the source of human challenges in the 21st century that ‘we have palaeolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology’
Why our evolved intuitions about privacy are not suitable now.
Trusting science leaves people vulnerable to believing pseudoscience.
“SiC holds great promise for a number of automotive applications, particularly for battery electric vehicles. It can extend driving range per charge compared with silicon, reduce the time it takes to charge a battery, and contribute to the overall efficiency equation by providing the same range with lower battery capacity and less weight.”
Silicon Carbide (SiC) power electronics are becoming mainstream.
Superpack, Facebook’s new technique to compress apps.
Map of global undersea cables.
Confessions of a Michelin Inspector.