Lynk’s Weekly Round Up

Advances in Cell Structure Brings About New Embryonic Theory

Celia Herrera-Rincon (Neuroscientist) and Michael Levin (Developmental Biologist), have discovered how embryos are moulded by bioelectrical signals emanating from the brain, changing a long held theory about how the of the human body is formed.

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IBM is Creating the World’s Smallest Computer

Measuring a minuscule 1mm by 1mm, the computer has the power of a x86 chip from 1990, and only cost 10 cents to produce. Twice as small as the previous ‘world’s smallest computer’, will be used in supply chain management and counterfeit protection, according to IBM.

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Blockchain Jobs are Becoming More and More Commonplace

Accenture reportedly had 537 job openings in 2017 for blockchain related positions. Companies are starting to realize the potential of blockchain and consequently investing heavily. None more so than Accenture who had more than triple the nearest competition when it came to blockchain roles across the globe last year.

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New World Development Receives Hong Kong’s First Green Loan

Property firm, New World Development has been the recipient of the first green loan in the Asia Pacific Region. The US$459 million loan is the first of its kind for Hong Kong, and is set to be put into developing the area of North Point, allowing for the creation of more sustainable housing and living areas.

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The First Direct Flight from the UK to Australia is Being Introduced

Qantas airlines will be the first to offer a direct flight from the UK to Australia. Created for the business community looking for a seamless journey across the globe, the 17 hour journey will be a test of how viable these ultra long-haul flights are. If successful we may see the development of a network of ultra long-haul flights by 2022.

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