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Oct 11, 2022

These land-based algae farms could feed 10 billion humans by 2050

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

The naturally ‘carbon-eating’ microorganisms could mean the farms will be carbon negative too.

Cultivating marine algae on land-based farms could meet future nutritional demands from society and enhance environmental sustainability, according to a new study published in Oceanography.

Protein-rich microalgae could be the answer to food insecurity.

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Oct 10, 2022

New system retrofits diesel engines to run on 90% hydrogen

Posted by in categories: energy, engineering, food, transportation

Engineers from UNSW Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine—reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85% in the process.

The team, led by Professor Shawn Kook from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, spent around 18 months developing the hydrogen-diesel direct injection dual-fuel system that means existing diesel engines can run using 90% hydrogen as fuel.

The researchers say that any diesel engine used in trucks and power equipment in the transportation, agriculture and mining industries could ultimately be retrofitted to the new hybrid system in just a couple of months.

Oct 10, 2022

How biological batteries can generate renewable energy from soil

Posted by in categories: biological, chemistry, food, solar power, sustainability

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Think about where our energy comes from: drilling rigs and smokestacks, windmills and solar panels. Lithium-ion battery packs might even come to mind.

We probably don’t think about the farms that comprise over one-third of Earth’s total land area. But farms can also be an energy source. Barcelona-based battery company Bioo is generating electricity from the organic matter in soil and creating biological batteries that can power agricultural sensors, a growing 1.36 billion dollar global market.

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Oct 9, 2022

Think Lab Grown Meet is a Big Deal, What About Lab-Made Milk?

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Microbrewery may be where your glass of milk will come from in the near future.

Precision fermentation produces milk and dairy products without cows. This can be a far more environmentally sustainable food source.

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Oct 9, 2022

Scientists just issued a shockingly bleak ‘warning to humanity’

Posted by in categories: economics, existential risks, food

Scientists say that Earth’s trees are facing an unprecedented level of extinction and humanity should be worried. The state of our world’s trees has been an ongoing issue for decades now. But, that issue seems to be getting worse, and now we’re facing a massive extinction level issue that could threaten entire ecosystems.

Trees play an important role in the various ecosystems that cover our planet. Last year, a team of researchers released a paper titled State of the World’s Trees, which looked at how the loss of some tree species has affected entire ecosystems. Now, that same team of researchers has issued a warning as the ongoing issue with Earth’s trees has become even direr.

The research is backed by 45 additional scientists from over 20 different countries and outlines the many impacts that losing any of these tree species could have on the world. It isn’t just the local ecosystems that would be affected by these losses, either. The researchers say these losses will affect our livelihoods, economies, and food.

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Oct 8, 2022

Uber deploying Motional IONIQ 5 driverless robotaxis to millions of riders over the next decade

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

Rideshare provider Uber has signed a 10-year, multi-market commercial agreement with Motional – a developer of driverless robotaxis. As part of the agreement, Uber will deploy Motional’s IONIQ 5 electric robotaxis in select markets at first, with the potential to reach millions of customers by providing both ride-hailing and delivery services autonomously.

Motional is an autonomous driving technology developer that exists as a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv – specialists in advanced safety, electrification, and vehicle connectivity. It is headquartered in Boston with more recent offices in Santa Monica, California, where the company has been testing its driverless robotaxis built upon Hyundai IONIQ 5 EVs.

In 2021, the public got the first glimpse of Motional’s IONIQ 5 robotaxis, which have completed a fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the US, in addition to 100,000 public rides. Prior to today’s news, Motional has already had a working relationship with Uber Technologies ($UBER) that has consisted of autonomous food deliveries in the Los Angeles area.

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Oct 7, 2022

How Big Is the Universe?

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Oct 5, 2022

Robots are making French fries faster, better than humans

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters)-Fast-food French fries and onion rings are going high-tech, thanks to a company in Southern California.

Miso Robotics Inc in Pasadena has started rolling out its Flippy 2 robot, which automates the process of deep frying potatoes, onions and other foods.

A big robotic arm like those in auto plants — directed by cameras and artificial intelligence — takes frozen French fries and other foods out of a freezer, dips them into hot oil, then deposits the ready-to-serve product into a tray.

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Oct 4, 2022

Can hi-tech fish farming replace traditional agriculture?

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Biologist Roni Hochman Sussman explains how aquaculture could become the most sustainable and efficient way of feeding the globe’s rapidly increasing population.

Oct 2, 2022

The world’s first AI kitchen assistants « Kurzweil

Posted by in categories: food, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

Miso Robotics company creates automated tech that assists + empowers commercial chefs to make food consistently and perfectly — while saving waste + cost through efficiency and precision.

The AI automated food prep robotic system named Flippy is currently being tested + implemented in the kitchens of top global brand restaurants. Miso Robotics has also innovated the world’s first point-of-sale integrated automatic beverage dispenser — named Sippy. All of the Miso Robotics mechanical systems operate on their Miso AI software platform.

The featurette below shows Flippy’s surprising capabilities. You can also see the Sippy’s novel cup-sealing method, designed to save the planet from millions of pounds of plastic lid waste.

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