Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

RecoVR: Mosul, a collective reconstruction | The Economist

In February 2015, Islamic State militants posted a video online showing the destruction of antiquities in and around the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq. For our first virtual reality project and 360° video, we have built a virtual museum to house those destroyed objects. This reconstruction of the Mosul Museum in Iraq was commissioned …

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The Economist Group Careers

The Economist Group is an international company, employing staff throughout the world. Our vision of the world, our style and our whole philosophy are unique and we stress the links between politics and business. That philosophy is at the core of how we operate internally as well: at the Group you have a voice, and … Continue reading...

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Inside Ivory Coast’s hidden gold rush | The Economist

Inside Ivory Coast’s hidden gold rush takes a look at the gold mining industry in Ivory Coast. For a long time mining was seen as a dirty alternative to a more wholesome farming lifestyle. But some of the richest gold-mining potential in Africa is luring hundreds of thousands of Ivorians off the land and into …

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Miami’s Forrest Gump has run along the same beach every day since 1975

He’s been called the Forrest Gump of Miami. Raven has run an 8 mile stretch of South Beach, every single day, since 1975. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the …

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Discover Miami: travel the bars and beaches with the locals | The Economist

Miami, the city where happy hour is a lifestyle. Passport: Miami shows you a side to the city that only the locals know. Join a Cuban singer, a beach-runner and a drag queen as they open the doors to their shining, fabulous, soulful city. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Discover …

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Miami drag queen Elaine Lancaster opens up the secret side of her city | The Economist

Miami isn’t short of colourful characters, but drag queen Elaine Lancaster has to top the chart. Her favourite spot for visitors is Miami’s booming art district, Wynwood. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting …

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China makes the world’s bras and pants from this one town | The Economist

Next time you buy underwear that’s ‘Made in China’, chances are it has come from a town like Gurao, in south east China. Gurao has been dubbed the ‘town of underwear’. Its factories produce 350m bras and 430m vests and pairs of pants every year. They have made Gurao a prosperous and polluted place. But …

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Can we train our brains to process information differently? | The Economist

Reading Braille is a tactile activity. But an experiment by researchers at Jagiellonian University in Poland shows that sighted people can coax the visual part of our brains to read it. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like …

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Why concussion in sport needs to be tackled | The Economist

New research suggests that repeated concussion may lead to CTE, a degenerative brain disease. Sports like American football and rugby need better safeguards for players. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/...

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How to predict rogue waves | The Economist

Rogue waves can damage and even sink vessels. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with an algorithm that predicts when they are about to strike Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Sailors and fishermen spend days, sometimes weeks, at sea often battling stormy weather. Dangerous conditions can …

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Anti-Trump advertising: A last-ditch attack | The Economist

Anti-Trump groups are spending millions on negative advertising ahead of key primaries on Tuesday Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2lI31px Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2lJ3rMf Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: http://econ.st/2lI330D Follow …...

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The Bionic Man

How does it feel to move a foot that isn’t even there? The world’s first recipient of a thought-controlled bionic leg reveals all. Future Works features the people doing tomorrow’s jobs today. The series examines the impact of new technology in creating new jobs—and transforming existing ones. It looks beyond the gadgets to reveal what … Continue reading...

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Ports and policy in Indonesia: A maritime superpower in the making?

Indonesia’s president has ambitious plans to overhaul the country’s backward infrastructure. He had better work fast Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2lI31px Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2lJ3rMf Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: …...

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The New Food Revolution

Have they found a better way to feed the planet? Meet the people hoping to revolutionise the food chain. Future Works features the people doing tomorrow’s jobs today. The series examines the impact of new technology in creating new jobs—and transforming existing ones. It looks beyond the gadgets to reveal what it’s like to work … Continue...

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Meat Makers: the artificial beef revolution | The Economist

Can we improve on nature? The race is on to create man-made meat. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Being top of the food chain has its advantages but it takes 65 billion farm animals every year to feed our appetite for meat, and livestock farming is one of the biggest …

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Space Invaders: the entrepreneurs taking humans into space

There’s a new space race. In the Mojave desert, SPACE INVADERS follows entrepreneurs and young dreamers as they scramble to get out into the cosmos. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Future Works features the people doing tomorrow’s jobs today. The series examines the impact of new technology in creating new …

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Donald Trump’s terrible appeal

The Republican frontrunner is beginning to look unstoppable. How is this possible?

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E-Sports Superstars: gamers earning millions

Are they the athletes of tomorrow or gaming geeks who just got lucky? Discover the future face of sport in E-Sports Superstars. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Future Works features the people doing tomorrow’s jobs today. The series examines the impact of new technology in creating new jobs—and transforming existing …

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Gamer Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein and the $18m prize

Meet Johan, aka BigDaddy. The 21-year-old is a global superstar in the world of competitive online gaming. He is about to compete for an $18 million prize in a gaming tournament watched by 134 million people. The latest episode in Future Works. Future Works features the people doing tomorrow’s jobs today. The series examines the …

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The drone business

From agriculture to construction, drones and their pilots are popping up everywhere. Future Works features the people doing tomorrow’s jobs today. The series examines the impact of new technology in creating new jobs—and transforming existing ones. It looks beyond the gadgets to reveal what it’s like to work in the emerging industries of the future. …

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