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Capturing China’s $5 trillion productivity opportunity | McKinsey & Company

It won’t be easy, but shifting to a productivity-led economy from one focused on investment could add trillions of dollars to the country’s growth by 2030. 774 more words

China Alert

Biffy Clryo, Orion Nebula and V One

Good morning all. Yesterday the Scottish band Biffy Clyro announced that they have created a virtual reality music video. They are calling it the “UK’s first immersive music video” which I feel that the UK band… 557 more words

Virtual Reality

The Hubble Cantata

The stars were certainly out in Brooklyn last night. I mean gazillions of stars — more stars than I have ever seen here in our light-polluted city. 457 more words


Epigenetics guides DNA repair

Cell undergoes numerous divisions during which DNA is replicated. Errors are often introduced during this replication process and need to be corrected. DNA repair enzymes play a crucial role in this repair process However, the mechanism by which the cell distinguishes its pre- and post-replicative stage have been hitherto unknown. 353 more words


Start-ups eye Brazil’s ever-growing eCommerce

Despite the recent political turmoil and recession, Brazil’s eCommerce continues to grow. In 2015, online sales grew 15.3% in value and 3% in volume compared to 2014, according to ebit – the Brazilian eCommerce association. 301 more words


Update on Patentability of Diagnostic Claims: Australia (Part 1 of an 8-part Series)

This is an update to our 2014 10-part series “The Thorny Problem of Patentable Eligible Subject Matter.” Since that series, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued further guidance on December 16, 2014, updated in July 2015 and May 2016 (May 2016 Update), for evaluating subject matter eligibility under Section 101 (Guidance). 1,732 more words

Life Sciences

Global growth

The Economist produced an excellent graphic on the contribution to global growth over the last 5 years. Points to note: