China’s Growth Set to Drive World Economy in Post-Pandemic Years – Bloomberg

China will contribute more than one-fifth of the total increase in the world’s gross domestic product in the five years through 2026, according to Bloomberg calculations based on IMF forecasts published Tuesday. Global GDP is expected to rise by more than $28 trillion to $122 trillion over that period, after falling $2.8 trillion last year in the biggest peacetime shock to output since the Great Depression.

Source: China’s Growth Set to Drive World Economy in Post-Pandemic Years – Bloomberg

These living bricks use bacteria to build themselves – MIT Technology Review

The big idea: A new living substance can transform from a wet sand mixture into a solid brick, and even help to reproduce copies of itself.How it was created: Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, used a type of photosynthetic bacteria that absorbs carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients and produces calcium carbonate—a rigid compound found in rocks, pearls, and seashells.

Source: These living bricks use bacteria to build themselves – MIT Technology Review

PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins

A year ago, PinePhone was made available only to developers and hackers. After getting better responses and suggestions, the Pine64 developers planned to bring Pinephone for everyone. In November last year, pre-orders for PinePhone Braveheart Edition commenced for everyone. But due to manufacturing issues coming in the way, the shipment date slipped for weeks, which was scheduled in December last year.

Source: PinePhone Linux Smartphone Shipment Finally Begins

Why Your Brain Needs Exercise – Scientific American

The evolutionary history of humans explains why physical activity is important for brain health

Source: Why Your Brain Needs Exercise – Scientific American