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healthy sleep, sleep research, chronobiology, science, insights, Elizabeth Klerman, Harvard, Till Roenneberg, Munich

Sleep Research: What You Need To Know About Your Body Clock

Leading scientists Elizabeth Klerman and Till Roenneberg explain why sleep is vital to good health and how lifestyle choices can interfere with a good night’s rest…
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Noise: The Secret Enemy of Good Decision-Making

Hidden factors often influence our judgement, in life and business, Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman and marketing guru Scott Galloway show in their DLD talks…
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biotechnology, lab, gene editing

The Future of Human Evolution

Biotechnology promises to revolutionize health and medicine. Harvard geneticist George Church shared his insights in a DLD Sync session with Ellen Jorgensen and Jamie Metzl.
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Gene Editing: Great Potential, Great Concerns

Fixing errors in the human DNA could cure diseases and greatly improve health – but only for the wealthy? UC Berkeley ethicist Jodi Halpern warns of a new gap between…
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Virus, petri dish, lab work

Coronavirus: Managing A Crisis That Changes Everything

Drowning in news about the Covid-19 pandemic? We’ve created an overview of reliable sources, expert voices, studies and interactive tools. Take a look!
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Digital health, Brainlab, 3D imaging

Digital Health: How Brainlab Is Building a “GPS for the Human Body”

Precision medicine needs precise information. By creating 3D image models of patients’ bodies, Brainlab helps surgeons navigate to the right spot. Founder Stefan Vilsmeier explains…
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New Ways To Feed A Hungry Planet

We need alternative food sources, like lab meat and insects, to nourish ever more people without depleting the planet’s resources.
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Osh Agabi, Koniku, airport security, digital health, biotech

Turning Biology Into Technology

Koniku founder Osh Agabi has a daring plan: He’s developing a new kind of of biochip made from brain tissue in order to create sensors that can sniff out explosives…
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Esther Perel, DLD New York

The Future of Love

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. With her podcast “Where Should We Begin?” the Belgian psychotherapist invites the listener into her…
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Mary Lou Jepsen, DLD

Pioneering Health Care Technology

Mary Lou Jepsen surely deserves to be called a technology pioneer. Most recently, she was an engineering executive at Facebook working on its Oculus virtual reality gear; before that she spent…
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Steven Pinker, Harvard, DLD conference

Reconquering Values in the Light of Populism

In the spirit of this year's theme, experimental psychologist and Harvard professor Steven Pinker discussed reconquering values of enlightenment in conversation with journalist Andrian Kreye (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and philosophy professor Julian Nida-Rümelin (LMU Munich)…
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Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Of Real Planets & Synthetic Cells

One important part of DLD'S DNA are the life sciences. Breaking it down to the essentials, Petra Schwille, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, works on defining what…
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Discover DLD Talks

BMW, MINI, Urbanaut, premiere, presentation, DLD, video
This DLD Summer session sees the world premiere of a car: The MINI Vision Urbanaut was designed to make the most of limited space in bustling cities, while at the same time leading the way in terms of sustainability and design. Many…
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Paola Antonelli, Lucia Pietroiusti, DLD All Stars
Paola Antonelli (MoMA) and Lucia Pietrouisti (Serpentine Galleries) call for principles of co-design with other species and leaving the superior position of the anthropocentric framework. The first step towards interspecies design, they argue, is symbiosis, where organizations respond more flexibly to ecological…
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