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How Bill Gates reads books
 
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Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about one a week. Gates told us the four habits and hacks he does to get the most out of his reading. Yes, knowing the habits of successful people can help you improve and Gate's tips on how to read are no exception. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 3051044 Quartz
Different types of chopsticks, explained
 
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They might look similar but there are differences between Japanese, Chinese and Korean chopsticks. Chopstick expert Edward Wang explains. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 385644 Quartz
He built an airplane and cut his commute by seven minutes
 
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A man in the Czech Republic spent two years building his own airplane just to cut seven minutes from his commute. Frantisek Hadrava's DIY personal aircraft project took two years and $4000 dollars. The plane has one propeller and one seat and an open cockpit. The flying aeroplane was modeled after the American mini-Max. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 1512045 Quartz
The ramen restaurant where you eat alone
 
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Solo dining is becoming popular, but the ramen chain Ichiran has been encouraging eating alone since 1993. The Japanese restaurant thinks food tastes better if you eat alone. Calling the design a "flavor concentration booth", the restaurant serves customers at a table blocked off by dividers. Ichiran has a solo dining in Brooklyn, New York. The NYC crowd needed some design adjustments. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 1402949 Quartz
Simone Biles gravity-defying physics
 
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Is Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles really unbeatable? We break down the physics behind her signature move. Less than halfway through her first Olympics, Simone Biles is already a legend USA gymnast. She is not merely better than any other in female gymnastics right now. She is quite possibly the best female gymnast ever—dominating on the beam, floor and vault. Watch Simone Biles on video and see she does more complicated tricks and has nearly flawless execution, and she already has a move named after her. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 4928592 Quartz
Pro-tactile ASL: A new language for the DeafBlind
 
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This man is speaking a brand new language. You can’t see or hear it—it’s communicated through touch. For a visual description and transcript, click here: https://goo.gl/bnjvHu
Views: 51431 Quartz
South Koreans are really good at protesting
 
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South Koreans organize some of the largest and most peaceful protests in the world. Here's what makes them so good at protesting.
Views: 129920 Quartz
The trick that makes transcribing quick and easy
 
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Transcribing things sucks. But we have a hack to make transcribing quick and easy–it's also free. Check out more stories on productivity: https://work.qz.com/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 124480 Quartz
The science behind the Impossible Burger
 
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The Impossible Burger is a meatless hamburger, but it tastes, smells, and bleeds like a real beef patty. The secret ingredient? Neuroscience. Flavor scientist Celeste Holz-Schietinger asks "What makes meat, meat?" and interrogates how the brain associates a food with the eating of actual meat. Impossible burger set out to create this meat-eating sensory experience. Is this the future of meat. Impossible foods is now a vegan option at the White Castle fast-food chain. Are we ready for 100% plant-based, lab-grown food to be a staple of our diets? Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 1622121 Quartz
Living with a mind-controlled robot arm
 
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The first person to live with a mind-controlled robotic arm is Johnny Matheny—a man who lost his original arm to cancer. The robot arm is part of a research project 10 years in the making. Data that researchers collect could revolutionize mind-controlled robotics. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 543571 Quartz
Why do Koreans have two different ages?
 
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A Korean baby born on Dec. 31 turns two years old the next day. Here's why. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 118698 Quartz
When celebs want to wear rare Helmut Lang, they go to this guy
 
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When Kanye, Rihanna and Lorde want rare, iconic fashion pieces by Helmut Lang, they go to this guy.
Views: 54713 Quartz
What happens to Olympic stadiums after the games?
 
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Every Olympic host country faces a question after the Olympics end: What should happen with the stadiums and sports venues it built? Some countries have come up with creative uses for the venues, but many of those facilities end up abandoned. Here's a look at the "afterlives" of some of the athletic venues built for some recent Olympic games. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 226648 Quartz
We tried the exoskeleton Ford factory workers are using
 
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The EksoVest makes lifting things easier. It doesn't exactly turn you "bionic," despite its futuristic look. Instead, it shifts pressure from your arms to your legs, giving the wearer more power while lifting. And it's currently being used by four factory workers at Ford. We tested it out. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 112772 Quartz
The gravity-defying physics of figure skater Nathan Chen
 
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This video has been updated in a later version to reflect the controversy surrounding the quads in Nathan Chen’s 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic routine. 17-year-old Nathan Chen is on the verge of becoming the world figure skating champion. We break down the gravity-defying physics behind his record-breaking moves. Nathan Chen is on the verge of becoming the best figure skater alive. But the stresses on the 17-year-old American aren't just psychological. Chen is known for doing more quadruple jumps in a single program than any other figure skater in the world. But the moves are incredibly taxing on the human body. These are the physics behind figure skating's most difficult jump. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 894673 Quartz
What a quantum computer sounds like
 
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IBM just released an immersive audio visual tour of their Q lab, where the company researches quantum computers. What you're hearing could be the sound of the future. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 408721 Quartz
The world's darkest building is at the 2018 Olympics
 
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This building absorbs 99% of the light that hits it, making it the darkest in the world. It's a temporary art installation built by the architect Asif Khan for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He worked with a version of Vantablack, the darkest possible paint (also known as darkest man-made substance), to create the illusion of a void dotted with stars. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 461190 Quartz
Spyscape: The museum that tests your spy skills
 
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At New York City's Spyscape museum, an interactive experience tests to see if you have the skills necessary to be a spy. The museum also has real-world spy artifacts, like a wall of Anonymous masks and Edward Snowden's telepresence robot. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 26605 Quartz
Li Hongbo's paper guns
 
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Chinese artist Li Hongbo is probably best-known for his classical busts that open into wavy accordion shapes. (Google it.) But his newest installation is much more colorful: 2,000 paper guns.
Views: 47832 Quartz
Inside the Pantone color factory
 
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Designers and artists all over the world use Pantone’s color guides to make sure their blue is actually blue. Like a Webster’s dictionary for color, Pantone guides are a standard against which anyone can check their own work. Those standards are created at Pantone’s factory headquarters in Carlstadt, New Jersey. In this video, Quartz talks to the workers who maintain and enforce those standards.
Views: 86466 Quartz
Farms under the sea could feed the world in 2050
 
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Agriculture may not be able to feed the extra 2 billion people that are estimated to inhabit Earth by 2050. Quartz News' Erik Olsen dives into the world of aquaculture to find a sustainable food source for the planet. Eating mussels could solve the problem and help the planet — but are we willing to introduce them into our diet? -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 247865 Quartz
A NASA study explains how to purify air with house plants
 
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How do houseplants clean the air? A 1989 NASA study explains exactly how plants remove toxins from air by trapping them in their leaves, soil, and roots, and which houseplants clean air the best. The study was designed to test air purification systems for the space station. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu If you're interested in learning more about the NASA study or the plants involved, check out the original papers on the subject: http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com/MsAcad-93.pdf https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19930073077.pdf And if you want to buy the last plant? It's scientific name is Sansevieria laurentii, but common names are both snake plant and mother in law's tongue. FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 437584 Quartz
When cream hits coffee, the physics are magical
 
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Something peculiar happens when you add cream to coffee: for a split second, it floats. Scientists just figured out exactly how it works by studying the drop of cream in slow motion, and it could have wide-reaching impacts on ecological research and new technology. Watch the video as see how the milk drop heats up as the coffee surface cool. This causes a temporary levitation — and a very satisfying video. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 2541561 Quartz
Future of Cities: Medellin, Colombia solves city slums
 
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Medellin, Colombia offers a window into the future of cities. Once synonymous with the drug violence of Pablo Escobar's murderous cocaine cartel, Colombia's second largest city undergone a remarkable transformation. Medellín has done so largely by investing heavily in upgrading slums and connecting them to the city center. A centerpiece of this effort: innovative public transportation, such as a Metrocable gondola system that helps residents of informal communities get around town and enjoy all the benefits of a reinvented city. In collaboration with Retro Report, learn more here: qz.com/is/what-happens-next-2 Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatHappensNextByQZandRetroReport/ Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. SUBSCRIBE to Quartz: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Retro Report is an award-winning, digital-first documentary news organization dedicated to bringing context to today’s headlines by telling the story behind the news; it is non-partisan, independent and non-profit. More videos from Retro Report: http://www.retroreport.org
Views: 450496 Quartz
Korea's daily, multi-step skincare routine for men
 
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Male grooming is a billion-dollar industry in South Korea. And David Yi wants to bring Korea's daily, multi-step skincare routines to American men. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 326149 Quartz
Aparna Nancherla: How depression led to stand-up comedy
 
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Aparna Nancherla’s stand-up comedy crushes mental health stigmas by facing them head on. Nancherla is depressed, anxious, shy, and one of the funniest women working in comedy. She recently released a stand-up special on Netflix and is a regular on Comedy Central’s Corporate. In an interview with Quartz, Nancherla spoke about how depression helped her comedy career, where she finds inspiration, and how she uses stand-up to reverse power-dynamics. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 17748 Quartz
The best photos taken through a microscope
 
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An octopus egg hatching, a glistening fingerprint, and fungus attacking a mosquito: this is the best microscopic photography of the year. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 134526 Quartz
Future of Food: Farming in the age of climate change
 
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As climate change worsens and the global population rises, we risk food shortages worldwide. Are organic farming and hydroponics the key to farming's future? SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Unpredictable weather patterns are forcing farmers to adopt new methods to maintain a viable business while making food production as efficient as possible. A small farm in south Dakota has turned to organic farming and invested in their dirt while others have taken climate out of the equation and invested in hydroponics, growing vegetables in large warehouses. In the last of our What Happens Next, we explore the future of food through farming. FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 133984 Quartz
Micrograph photos reveal the unique beauty of tears
 
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Under microscope, each tear is different—and beautiful in its own right. Click here to subscribe to Quartz: http://bit.ly/2bfAW1v Click here to see our full catalog of videos: http://bit.ly/2bDChDy Read more: http://qz.com/631742/our-liquid-fingerprints-micrograph-photos-reveal-the-unique-beauty-of-tears/ Learn more about the project: https://medium.com/micrograph-stories/book-an-imaginarium-of-tears-session-b03245c86eaa#.x0541s2hh
Views: 49300 Quartz
How Bill Gates remembers what he reads
 
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Bill Gates is a voracious reader. In conversation with him, it's striking how frequently he cites things he's read. So he doesn't just read a lot of books, but he remembers what he reads as well. We recently asked Gates how he does it, and he has a very specific approach, as you can see in the video above. To start, Gates recommends getting a comprehensive overview of a topic, so that you can then understand where various details you might read fit in. For more of the interview go here: https://qz.com/1547434/bill-gates-on-how-he-would-educate-himself-if-he-were-15-years-old-today/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=billgates-youtube-promotion&utm_campaign=education-video -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 218844 Quartz
Singapore is building mega childcare centers
 
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Singapore has an ambitious plan for the quality of life for its youngest citizens and their parents: quality and affordable childcare. The goal is not only to offer early childhood education and support to parents — but also increase the birthrate. In the next five years, the government's goal is to help create 200,000 spots for babies as young as two months to six years in large early childhood development (ECD) centers that dot the island. These mega childcare centers can hold anywhere from 300 to 1,000 children. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 117904 Quartz
Live in a pipe in Hong Kong
 
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An architect in Hong Kong is turning concrete water pipes into temporary apartments. Hong Kong is a city with limited land and a constant housing shortage. He calls his design the OPod, and it's intended to help ease the housing shortage in one of the most expensive cities on Earth. The tiny house is fitted with all the amenities of home. Like shipping container conversions — the pipe design is stackable and fits housing on unconventional real estate. Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 514034 Quartz
Puerto Rico's solar energy insurrection
 
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At the end of the hurricane season in 2017, Hurricane Maria completely wiped out Puerto Rico’s decaying energy grid. But the destruction has provided the rare opportunity to radically transform the island's electrical system into one of the most advanced the world has ever seen: the power grid of the future. Quartz explores Puerto Rico's investment in solar energy and alternative solutions to the conventional energy power grid as the country rebuilds and reinvents infrastructure. -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 87468 Quartz
The Future of Water
 
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The world’s supply of cheap and clean fresh water will likely plummet as the climate warms and populations boom. Can we find ways to conserve, cut waste, and find new sources before it’s too late? The latest installment of our What Happens Next series looks for solutions in an unlikely spot: a city perched on the edge of the world’s oldest desert. For the residents of Windhoek, Namibia, the arid future arrived long before the growing freshwater crisis made headlines around the world. And this city responded to worsening cycles of drought by tapping water resources from a radical source that was already on hand: wastewater from their own city sewers. And while the technology for building a toilet-to-tap management system isn’t new, the mindset required to do here offers a lesson to any city facing an increasingly arid future. In collaboration with Retro Report, learn more here: qz.com/is/what-happens-next-2 Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatHappensNextByQZandRetroReport/ Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. SUBSCRIBE to Quartz: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Retro Report is an award-winning, digital-first documentary news organization dedicated to bringing context to today’s headlines by telling the story behind the news; it is non-partisan, independent and non-profit. More videos from Retro Report: http://www.retroreport.org
Views: 383616 Quartz
Meet Granny Sunshine, China’s 71-Year-Old Fashion Model
 
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Granny Sunshine (real name: Yang Guang (Chinese: 杨光; pinyin: Yáng Guāng)) is 71 and still working...as a fashion model. She is redefining aging in China where the wealthiest and oldest cities have a new booming “silver economy”. Quartz News travels to Shanghai to explore what happens when one of the largest workforces in the world gets old. -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 460325 Quartz
How to name a product, from the man behind Swiffer and BlackBerry
 
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Have you ever wondered how products get their names? Swiffer, BlackBerry, Febreze, Dibs, Dasani– all these brands have one thing in common. They are products named by a small firm in Sausalito, California, called Lexicon Branding. The firm, founded by David Placek, has invested heavily in an area of linguistics called “sound symbolism,” which tracks the associations evoked by specific letters, across languages and cultures. They found that ‘v’ conjured energy and aliveness– think Corvette and Viagra– while ‘b’ and ‘t’ recalled reliability– as with BlackRock; T-Mobile; and BlackBerry, which Lexicon named. Placek and company know how to name a product. -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 21513 Quartz
NASA wants to 3D print houses on Mars
 
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NASA already has a plan to house astronauts on Mars. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge asked engineers to design houses that could be built on Mars by robots using 3D printing technology. NASA recently announced winners of phase three of the competition and each house has a futuristic design. Each team was asked to consider using recycled plastic and "indigenous resources"—material found on Mars (like Martian rocks). The idea is to keep construction waste free and done by robots. This approach would also work on earth and NASA hopes this project can advance 3D printing technology in the construction sector. The team working on NASA’s Mars challenge say the project could become a reality some time around late 2030. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 28860 Quartz
The Future of College
 
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It’s hard to imagine a future for college that isn’t touched by the ongoing digital revolution. But the disruption coming to higher education may not be what we expect. On-line courses may well transform how universities deliver knowledge, but economists say digital learning isn’t likely to replace universities entirely. In a world where technology is upending jobs and industries at an ever-faster pace, graduates may need to retrain and learn new skills long after they’ve received their diplomas. This could mean colleges may become more necessary than ever, but only if they rethink the time spent there as a single stage of life. That’s why institutions like Georgia Tech are betting on a future where schools welcome back students throughout their careers, helping them stay competitive in a job market that’s transforming faster all the time. -- In collaboration with Retro Report, learn more here: qz.com/is/what-happens-next-2 Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatHappensNextByQZandRetroReport/ Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. SUBSCRIBE to Quartz: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Retro Report is an award-winning, digital-first documentary news organization dedicated to bringing context to today’s headlines by telling the story behind the news; it is non-partisan, independent and non-profit. More videos from Retro Report: http://www.retroreport.org
Views: 96754 Quartz
Sans Forgetica is a font that's hard to read, but will boost your memory
 
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RMIT University in Melbourne revealed Sans Forgetica, a new custom-designed font that, according to its creators, helps readers retain what they read. The clunky, hard-to-read sans-serif font would probably be considered a bad design by typographers, but Sans Forgetica is functional because of the inelegance of its letterform. RMIT claims that Sans Forgetica is the world’s first font designed to boost and improve memory and uses a learning principle called ‘desirable difficulty’ to achieve results. -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
Views: 217399 Quartz
Five ways to spot fake news
 
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The News Literacy Project teaches children how to evaluate the credibility of information they get online. Here are five tips on how to spot fake news from Damaso Reyes, one of the project's directors who's taught dozens of new literacy classes. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 39751 Quartz
Palau is an island paradise standing up to the world
 
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The tiny island of Palau is a remote, beautiful paradise and the rest of the world knows it. But existing in a connected world can put extreme stress on small countries. The nation of just 20,000 people has seen an influx of tourists recently, but that hasn’t necessarily been a good thing. But visitors arriving by the tens of thousands from such behemoths as Japan, South Korea, and China, put considerable stress on Palau’s environment and economy. Quartz News travels far into the Pacific to find out how the island nation of Palau is standing up for itself against the world’s superpowers. -- Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE SERIES; Because China https://qz.com/se/because-china/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video-membership&utm_campaign=AllYTComments Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
Views: 105314 Quartz
The snakey, viney robot that can go almost anywhere
 
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Researchers at Stanford University developed a squishy, soft robot that "grows" like a vine and can squeeze through tight spaces. It can also lift heavy objects, which makes the technology potentially ideal for search and rescue operations. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Here's the original study: http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/2/8/eaan3028.full FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
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How it looks (and sounds) when two stars collide
 
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Researchers say an explosion spotted in space is one of the most scientifically important astronomical events ever. Here's what happened. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Today scientists announced one of the most important astronomical discoveries ever: the observation of two neutron stars colliding and merging in space. It affects how we think of space, time, and the Earth’s elements. And it happened 130 million years ago. Read more: https://qz.com/1102917 FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
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Concrete that sucks up CO2
 
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The cement industry pollutes more than all airplanes. Here’s how Solidia Technologies is trying to fix it. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
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Shrek fandom and its weird, crowdsourced, movie remake
 
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Over 200 artists and fans got together to make Shrek Retold, a scene-by-scene remake of the movie Shrek in its entirety. And the final result is a really weird ode to Shrek and fandom. The movie remake is both earnest (and like the work of origin, satirical) — a mix of all types of media featuring cosplay, animation, and live action. The crowdsourced adaption was co-organized by artist Grant Duffrin of 3GI, who is also one of the coordinators of Shrekfest, a festival all about Shrek. There is more to this story than next-level fan collaboration. This epic project has roots in art history, internet crowdsourcing, appropriation art, fan culture, meme creation, and the internet. Watch the remake here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM70TROZQsI Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB #shrekretold #shrek #fandom
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What gets smuggled into North Korea
 
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North Korea is one of the most isolated economies in the world. It also has a robust, profitable black market in smuggled contraband. These are some of the most common goods that get snuck into North Korea. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
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Shrimp made from algae that looks and tastes like the real thing
 
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Shrimp, the United States’ most popular seafood, is notorious for being farmed using practices that destroy the environment. New Wave Foods, a startup based in San Francisco, has set out to create a sustainable replacement. The key ingredient in its "shrimp", which is actually 100% vegetarian, is algae, a plant that is already found in everyday items. The algae gives New Wave Foods' shrimp its pinkish color and ocean smell. -- Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more. Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB
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NASA’s fastest spacecraft will spend 6 years slowing down
 
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NASA's new solar probe will touch the Sun, but getting there will be difficult. The Parker Solar Probe launches this week and will spend years flying through space. Eventually, the spacecraft will get within 4 million miles of the Sun, close enough to collect data from its corona. The solar probe is the fastest machine ever built, and requires an extremely sophisticated trajectory to reach the center of our solar system. The Parker Solar Probe will reach its final orbit in 2025. An earlier version of this video incorrectly identified the Parker Solar Probe's mission design lead; we apologize for the error. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.
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How to trick yourself into eating better
 
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Dr. Aner Tal, a researcher at the Cornell Food Lab, studies ways we can "trick" ourselves into healthier eating habits. These are his tips.
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