fun facts

Thermal comfort. 

49 weeks into this newsletter and I finally get to write about air conditioning! 99% Invisible tells a wonderful story here, complete with pictures, videos, and historical context. I read the article, though a podcast version is also available. | learn more

big ideas

I tend not to prefer videos.

However, this week I’m sharing two. It’s because they’re both that interesting. The first is from Swedish professor Hans Rosling, who will absolutely blow your mind with global public health data. The second is from Laura Deming, who graduated from MIT at 14 and […]

tech, startups, internet

AI now understands actions in video. 

German AI startup TwentyBN has created an AI algorithm that can identify what’s happening in a video stream in real time.  An example: “Trying to pour water into a cup, but missing so it spills next to it.” They claim […]