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Added 16 August, 2019

Rusagro has contracted Cognitive Technologies – the same company that’s testing an autonomous tram in Moscow – to install the Cognitive Agro Pilot self-driving systems into combine harvesters to help manage the holding company’s land reserves in the Belgorod region of Russia’s Central Federal District. The agreement calls for the system to be...

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Added 12 August, 2019

George Peppou and Tim Noakesmith from VOW, a food company backed by science, have developed the world's first Kangaroo meat, cultivated not on a farm or in the wild, but in a laboratory in Western Sydney. VOW takes neutral stem cells, harvested from biopsy samples from a live animal about the size of an almond. The stem cells are immature and...

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Added 7 August, 2019

A team at Flinders University in South Australia has developed a new vaccine believed to be the first human drug in the world to be completely designed by artificial intelligence (AI). While drugs have been designed using computers before, this vaccine, for influenza, went one step further being independently created by an AI program. This...

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Added 5 August, 2019

The war on single-use-plastics is heating up as San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided to ban them. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don’t bring their own. As a department of San Francisco’s...

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Added 8 July, 2019

Costa Rica, home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity, is leading the way in the race to slow global warming as it aims to be the world’s first single-use plastic and carbon-free country by 2021. The country now has a National Strategy to replace single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives. This plastic ban follows the country’s...

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Added 5 July, 2019

A new flu vaccine designed by artificial intelligence has gone on trial in the United States in what researchers are claiming is a world first. Scientists at Flinders University in Australia have developed what they describe as a “turbo-charged” flu vaccine with an extra component that stimulates the human immune system to make more antibodies...

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Added 30 June, 2019

Whether you’re a wellness traveler seeking a luxury experience — such as a celebrity-hosted summit or an exclusive spa getaway — or seeking the ultimate eco-adventure, worry not: There’s now a trip for you. More affluent travelers are looking to spend their cash on trips centered around their physical and mental well-being, like high-end...

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Added 22 June, 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia is trialling electric buses on some routes as part of a strategy to make the city more eco-friendly. With almost 200 million passengers a year, the Indonesian capital has the world’s largest public bus system – as well as some of the world’s worst traffic congestion and air pollution. To meet demand, the Transjakarta Bus...

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Added 28 May, 2019

Step one: Buy trendy yoga leggings. Step two: Get the body to wear them. Usually, being able to pull-off form-fitting sportswear is the reward for hard work in the gym, but according to a new report by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, many fitness fashionistas are attempting to skip the sweat — with liposuction. Chic...

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Added 27 May, 2019

Probiotic foods said to be good for microbiome health have become a multi-billion dollar industry. Now the beauty industry is getting in on the game, producing products that are supposedly good for your gut. One example is from a company called Mother Dirt, which recently launched products they say are uniquely formulated with biome-friendly...