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May 2, 2019

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10 years in: What's next for blockchain?

You've seen how powerful blockchain technology can be, but fundamental challenges still stand in the way of world-changing applications. Join us at Business of Blockchain to learn which projects and ideas have staying power.

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Meet the veteran astronaut who’ll be on the first launch of Boeing’s Starliner

The newest addition to the commercial crew explains how he is preparing for space again, eight years after his last trip.


Ryugu is a heap of space rubble that might unlock the mysteries of water on Earth

Early results from the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission are not just giving us insights into space rocks—they can tell us about our own planet’s history, too.

Intelligent Machines

No, scientists didn’t just “reverse time” with a quantum computer

Amazing headlines about time machines are a long way off the mark, sadly.


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Anticipating cloud work’s most common side effects

The right technology choices can minimize complexity and help workers stay focused.

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From innovation to monetization: The economics of data-driven transformation

Used strategically, an organization’s data gains value over time. But to unlock its potential requires first establishing the right technical and cultural foundations.

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