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Sep 19, 2017

Hurricane Irma’s impact on the BVI and what now needs to happen

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Hurricane Irma has left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction and has caused the entire British Virgin Islands (BVI) infrastructure to collapse. People need help rebuilding their lives and there is an immediate and critical need for food, water and shelter.

Thanks to Producer Rob Sorrenti for the Hurricane Irma BVI appeal film with voiceover from Kate Winslet.

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Sep 15, 2017

This Brooklyn-Based Startup Is Growing Leather In Labs—Cruelty Free

Posted by in categories: food, genetics

Modern Meadow believes leather is a “co-product of the meat industry.” You can’t get cattle hide without stripping it from meat. Rather than configuring new ways to utilize polymers, the Brooklyn-based company genetically creates proteins similar to bovine collagen. As Inventionr reports :

Modern Meadow has formulated a method of activating the building blocks of proteins to form fibres without using natural fibroblasts. Once the fibres form, they can as well be assembled, according to its intended purposes, into fine sheets of leather. Once the process reaches this point, other processes like tanning and dyeing can proceed in the normal way.

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Sep 14, 2017

Would you eat meat grown from a petri dish?

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Sep 14, 2017

The Advantages of Test-Tube Tuna

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As edible, affordable lab-grown meat remains out of reach, a tiny start-up might have found a faster route to dinner tables.

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Sep 12, 2017

Autonomous Robots Plant, Tend, and Harvest Entire Crop of Barley

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

Proof that traditional farms can be 100% automated already.


This is as autonomous as farming gets, without any humans having to get themselves dirty, or even go outside.

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Sep 8, 2017

There’s a new kind of chocolate for the first time in 80 years — and it’s pink

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Sep 7, 2017

Coke broke records with their 3D billboard?

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Sep 7, 2017

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

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The tiny Netherlands has become an agricultural powerhouse—the second largest global exporter of food by dollar value after the U.S.—with only a fraction of the land available to other countries. How has it achieved this? By using the world’s most efficient agricultural technologies.

Harvesting.

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Sep 5, 2017

The 7 Steps of Machine Learning

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, media & arts, robotics/AI

How can we tell if a drink is beer or wine? Machine learning, of course! In this episode of Cloud AI Adventures, Yufeng walks through the 7 steps involved in applied machine learning…

The world is filled with data. Lots and lots of data. Everything from pictures, music, words, spreadsheets, videos and more. It doesn’t look like it’s going to to slow down anytime soon. Machine learning brings the promise of deriving meaning from all of that data.

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Sep 2, 2017

Could These Robotic Kelp Farms Give Us An Abundant Source Of Carbon-Neutral Fuel?

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By using elevators to grow kelp farther out in ocean waters, Marine BioEnergy thinks it can grow enough seaweed to make a dent in the fuel market.

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