The Lux Research Blog

Don’t worry about whether or not Google achieved quantum supremacy

Recently, a number of news sites rushed to report that Google claimed it could display quantum supremacy, an exciting-sounding term that  – like most technical jargon – can be given slightly different meanings depending on who you're speaking with.

What You Need to Know from Supply Chain Asia Forum 2019

The focus for the conference centered around two primary themes: the digital transformation of supply chain, and the outlook for global trade amid geopolitics and trade wars. Featured presentations were given by IBM, Dematic, Jabil, JDA Software, and a host of emerging startups targeting logistics and warehouse management.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up October 18, 2019

It has been a big week for truly disruptive news coming out of the agrifood and energy sectors. Provivi has raised a large series C funding round and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed an ionic liquid separation process for forward osmosis. Check out our experts' insights on the top news of the week in this blog. 

Digital Opportunities Boom as Healthcare Spends Additional $750 Billion

The healthcare industry today is more challenged than ever before. Healthcare costs are becoming unsustainable, developed economies are facing rapidly aging societies, and developing economies are seeing a rapidly growing middle class and subsequently shifting expectations of the healthcare system.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up October 11, 2019

It was a big week for innovation. Singapore is developing its first virtual power plant, the USDA's new partnership with Microsoft is making waves for digital agriculture, and Car2Go is ceasing operations in five cities by the end of 2019. Check out our experts' thoughts in this post about this week's top tech and innovation headlines.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up October 4, 2019

Technology innovation came up in much of this week's headlines. From "smart" toilets analyzing your gut microbiome to Verizon's acquisition of Jaunt to step up their VR game. Check out our experts' thoughts in this post about this week's top tech and innovation headlines.

Can AI Make Innovation Any Easier?

Few need convincing that AI/ML is disruptive. There is a ton of “innovation” data out there – news, investments, patents, papers, and more – and new platforms pop up every day. Sourcing the data isn’t the real problem; unifying and making the most of the data to identify weak signals and make the appropriate bets is.

Key indicators to Identify Suitable Markets for VPPs

Energy companies interested in expanding virtual power plants (VPPs) to new geographies should rely on these four key conditions when evaluating whether VPPs are suitable and can provide value. 

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up September 27, 2019

This week in innovation saw a lot of very important news, from Hyundai's autonomous vehicle joint venture to Facebook's acquisition of CTRL-labs. Check out our experts' thoughts below, on this week's top tech and innovation headlines.

Cutting global emissions is not as simple as Greta Thunberg makes it sound

Climate strikes are hitting close to home. Unfortunately, when Greta said the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight, in some cases it’s the sad reality. There are still plenty of technologies that not only need to scale up, but also become economically feasible.

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