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If you already know everything, how will you ever learn something new?

Thermo Fisher software manager Reinier Perquin believes that providing his employees with training opportunities not only helps bring in new personnel, but it also keeps his people fresh.

How the conception of ASML took some convincing

Back in the 1980s, Philips wasn’t particularly keen on working with the much smaller company ASM International. Only by cozying up to the Dutch government, ASMI CEO Arthur del Prado managed to nudge Philips into the partnership that we know today as ASML.

In other news

Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effectively (TUE)
Boeing abandons failing robots for human machinists (Seattle Times)
Dutch diagnostics player Qiagen in buyout talks with Thermo Fisher (Endpoints News)

Smoke signals

Billions of people can wirelessly communicate gigabits per day with simple handheld devices at very low cost. What progress! Yes, we want more! But without additional measures, that will become a bit of a problem.