Thursday, 2 May 2019

The Man Who’s Going to Save Your Neighborhood Grocery Store

The Man Who’s Going to Save Your Neighborhood Grocery Store

American food supplies are increasingly channeled through a handful of big companies: Amazon, Walmart, FreshDirect, Blue Apron. What do we lose when local supermarkets go under?

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Apollo 11 astronauts took a lot of drugs for trip around dark side of the moon

Apollo 11 astronauts took a lot of drugs for trip around dark side of the moon

When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off on their Apollo 11 moon-landing mission on July 16, 1969, they were set for quite a trip. They were carrying drugs — a lot of drugs — as they planned to go around the dark side of the moon and land on the Sea of Tranquility. It was the groovy 1960s, after all. But there was nothing nefarious about their stash on board the Saturn V rocket.

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How Technology Is Transforming The Food Industry

How Technology Is Transforming The Food Industry

When it comes to food, tech isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. However, technology over the years has changed how we produce and find our food through applications, robotics, data and processing techniques. According to a recent report from ING, technology helps food manufacturers produce more efficiently for a growing world population. There are 7.5 billion people in the world right now and that means a higher demand for food each year. By using tech to improve processing and packaging, it can improve the shelf life and safety of food.

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The smart diaper is coming. Who actually wants it?

The smart diaper is coming. Who actually wants it?

Huggies launched diapers that monitor your baby’s poop and pee in Korea. Next up: the US?

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The elements, in haiku

The elements, in haiku

An interactive review of the periodic table -- composed of 119 haiku

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Dark Matter Gets a Reprieve in New Analysis

Dark Matter Gets a Reprieve in New Analysis

A strange glow coming from the Milky Way’s center was thought to be due to ordinary pulsars. But a new look at a years-old study shows that dark matter might still be responsible.

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AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

The martial arts actor Jet Li turned down a role in the Matrix and has been invisible on our screens because he does not want his fighting moves 3D-captured and owned by someone else. Soon everyone will be wearing 3D-capable cameras to support augmented reality (often referred to as mixed reality) applications. Everyone will have to deal with the sorts of digital-capture issues across every part of our life that Jet Li avoided in key roles and musicians have struggled to deal with since Napster. AR means anyone can rip, mix and burn reality itself.

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