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Saturday, October 16, 2021
Is ‘teleportation’ the future of remote work?

Is ‘teleportation’ the future of remote work?

Now playing: Watch this: The time for telepresence has arrived 15:56 Global travel is completely disrupted at the moment and, given the state of the world, it's hard to imagine when the travel industry will be able to return to its former glory. Given that, wouldn't it be awfully nice to be able to "be…
What Is The Future Of Cities?

What Is The Future Of Cities?

Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money's newsletter. You can sign up here. DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images Over the last couple weeks, some major companies have signaled that remote work is here to stay. The heads of New York City's three largest commercial tenants — JP Morgan,…
Future tech and today’s gear to stop viruses and keep cars clean

Future tech and today’s gear to stop viruses and keep cars...

Land Rover Wikipedia It didn't take the latest coronavirus outbreak to make people aware of germs lurking in cars: Recent headlines have trumpeted, perhaps hyperbolically, that Uber and Lyft cars are dirtier than a toilet seat. And there's nothing special about rideshares. Taxis and buses also bring lots of people into an enclosed space with…
The future of Mars colonization begins with VR and video games

The future of Mars colonization begins with VR and video games

A pristine white rocket stirs up the dusty terracotta surface of Mars, coming in for a smooth landing. A hatch opens, and two rovers make their way across the rugged orange-red terrain. There are no humans -- at least, not yet. But this is one small step -- or a short wheel roll -- to…
Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

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The summer kicked off with a blitz of government activity to end surprise medical billing, but lobbying, impeachment, and policy arguments have left the future of the legislation up in the air. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Surprise medical billing was supposed to be the easy health care fix that Washington could get done this year. In…
NASA just showed us what a future moon lander might look like

NASA just showed us what a future moon lander might look...

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This illustration shows what the midsize lander concept would look like on the moon. NASA NASA just gave us a peek at what a possible future moon lander might look like. The concept design the agency shared on Monday is essentially a space-faring delivery truck, meant to carry gear like rovers to the moon's polar…
NASA’s future objectives will check out an icy moon of Jupiter, gather samples on Mars, and more. Here’s what’s can be found in the next 10 years.

NASA’s future objectives will check out an icy moon of Jupiter,...

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NASA opened its doors 61 years ago, on October 1, 1958, and it has big ideas for its next decade. The space agency's 10-year plan involves billions of dollars and spans millions of miles. And much like the universe, it's only expanding. On Monday, NASA administrators announced a new plan to launch a telescope into…
The future of financing, inside Peloton’s IPO, and CMOs to enjoy

The future of financing, inside Peloton’s IPO, and CMOs to enjoy

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Investment firms in recent years have turned to so-called alternative data firms, which turn obscure data sets into tradable information, to try and get an edge on the competition. A cottage industry of tech firms has sprung up, processing information on everything from the weather to web searches and selling it to hedge funds and…
How To Teach Future Physicians About Discomfort In The Middle Of The Opioid Crisis

How To Teach Future Physicians About Discomfort In The Middle Of...

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The next generation of doctors will start their careers at a time when physicians are feeling pressure to limit prescriptions for opioid painkillers. Yet every day, they'll face patients who are hurting from injuries, surgical procedures, or disease. Around 20% of adults in the U.S. live with chronic pain. That's why some medical students felt…
I noticed the way forward for area journey at Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport

I noticed the way forward for area journey at Virgin Galactic’s...

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Barista Island in the Gaia lounge at the Gateway to Space building of Spaceport America. Eric Mack The chai latte served at Spaceport America's Gateway to Space in New Mexico is just as wonderful as the employees of Virgin Galactic promised me it would be.  Yes, the frothy sweet tea is delicious, but the signal…

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