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Mar 7, 2016

ACD/Labs Highlights its Mixture Analysis Software Capabilities at PITTCON 2016

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ACD Labs new solution is streamlining lab analysis.

ACD/Labs, a leading cheminformatics company, today announced it will introduce a set of new mixture analysis capabilities to its ACD/ChemAnalytical Workbook and ACD/Spectrus Platform. For more than a decade ACD/Labs’ software solutions have been used for analysis of complex chemical mixtures in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, pharmaceuticals, coatings, petroleum and lubricants, polymers, food and beverages, and environmental elements.„„ With the introduction of t…

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Mar 4, 2016

The world’s biggest source of freshwater is beneath your feet

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You might not give it more than a passing thought, but groundwater is a vital freshwater resource. In Australia alone, the reserves of groundwater help to earn the nation a steady A$34 billion a year from mining, food production and manufacturing.

But it’s also a vulnerable resource. Worldwide, about 1.7 billion people live in regions where groundwater is under stress, 60 percent of them in India and China.

US and Canadian researchers recently calculated the total amount of the world’s groundwater and estimated that it is equivalent to a lake 180 metres deep covering the entire Earth. This makes groundwater the largest active freshwater resource on the planet.

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Mar 4, 2016

Argentina builds trash-eating robot with recycled parts

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An Argentine engineer has used recycled items to create a robot that can find and eat trash, the media reported on Friday.

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Mar 3, 2016

Future Food — Overview

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The Portal Future Food focuses on different possibilities for replacing animal products with products that are not derived from animals.

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Mar 2, 2016

The Store With No Employees: Sweden Opens The First Unstaffed Store

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Driven by a need for convenience, an IT specialist from Sweden just opened the country’s first unstaffed store, which uses an app for access and scanning technology to make purchases.

After dropping what turned out to be his last jar of baby food on the floor, Robert Ilijason, who was then home alone with his son, had no choice but to make a drive to find a supermarket that was open and buy a new one.

This was no easy task, as shops close early in many rural areas, leaving individuals with nowhere to go to get any last minute necessities late at night.

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Mar 1, 2016

Common vegetables help your brain defend against depression

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If you have the “blues” eat some “greens”.

You can be in excellent physical shape, with low cholesterol, a healthy body weight and good overall physical fitness — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy.

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Mar 1, 2016

Round Up linked to cancer

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Bad news if you use RoundUp.

Local councils across Australia that use the weed killer glyphosate on nature-strips and playgrounds are being warned that the chemical probably causes cancer.

An updated World Health Organisation (WHO) warning for the herbicide, often trade marked as Roundup, is also routinely used in household gardens and farms.

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Feb 29, 2016

MIT Technology Review Announces 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016

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Annual list highlights the most important technology milestones.

Cambridge, MA – February 23, 2016: Today, MIT Technology Review publishes its annual 10 Breakthrough Technologies list ( The list identifies innovations from the past year that solve difficult problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. These are the breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.

Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, states, “Each year, our editors search the globe to create this important list. From Beijing, China, where researchers are creating fungus-resistant wheat and boosting rice crop yields, to Seattle, where a spin-off company of the University of Washington is commercializing “passive Wi-Fi,” making data connections using 1/10,000th as much power as existing Wi-Fi, the 10 Breakthrough Technologies represent the advancements we feel have the greatest potential to impact our lives for years to come.”

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Feb 28, 2016

Lab-grown beef will save the planet—and be a billion-dollar business

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Startups around the world are racing to become the globe’s premier source of “cultured meat.”

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Feb 27, 2016

DNews — Cotton Candy Capillary

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Are cotton candy machines the key to making full-scale artificial organs? Discovery News.

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