Here are a few after-hours ideas from the worlds of field service, technology, and startup life.
- On July 20, 1969, the first men walked on the moon. One day and 51 years later, NASA’s in-space field service operation fastened a “robot hotel” to the International Space Station.
- IT priorities are on the move. CIO magazine offers its take on the winners and losers in the post-COVID landscape.
- AI that learns at the speed of light? Another milestone for photon-based computation.
- If you have “something breezy about calculus” on your summer reading list, check out Steven Strogatz’s Infinite Powers. The book was inspired by an offhand comment physicist/raconteur Richard Feynman made to Herman Wouk (author of many summer reading classics, like The Caine Mutiny).
- Butlr is an IoT startup that creates systems to track individuals’ motion (via body heat) for home and retail applications. With stores scaling back operations, the company latched on to a new – and possibly bigger – use for its tools: monitoring adherence to social distancing and capacity guidelines.
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