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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 16 August, 2019

Dunkin’ is introducing a new Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich. The chain restaurant rolled out the new menu item at 163 Manhattan locations, with plans for national availability in the future. Beyond Meat is producing the sausage exclusively for Dunkin’. While the sausage itself is vegan, the sandwich is not. The patty is topped with American...

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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 9 August, 2019

British Airways has signed up for ViewTags, reusable electronic baggage tags that flyers attach to their luggage before getting to the airport. Qatar Airways was the first to test the technology last year. ViewTag has been approved by the International Air Transport Association and features radio frequency identification (RFID) technology,...

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Added 4 August, 2019

A little piece of history has gone down at the Monteblanco racetrack in Spain, with the world's first fully autonomous car race. Two teams pitted code and cars against one another, with Team Arrival beating out the Technical University of Munich to take the first ever Roborace win. The Robocars in question are no joke – 300-kW (402-hp) electric...

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Added 29 July, 2019

After giving it a test run in a few countries earlier this year, Netflix has confirmed it will officially introduce a new plan that only lets customers stream content on a mobile device. The plan, set to launch in India during the third quarter, will be priced lower than the company’s existing subscriptions. Netflix said the mobile-only plan “...

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Added 24 July, 2019

This spring Alphabet subsidiary Wing LLC became the first drone delivery company to receive FAA certification, and the company has successfully launched drone delivery service in Australia and Helsinki. Now, with more drones in the sky, it needs a way to keep them safe. Today, Wing formally introduced its OpenSky app, which could serve as an...

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Added 24 July, 2019

EasyMile’s EZ10 self-driving shuttle buses have already been trialled in Singapore, California, Switzerland, and Finland. Now, one has also entered use in what is being called regional Australia’s first automated vehicle trial. The EZ10 is being utilized in the government of New South Wales’ BusBot program, which is taking place in that state’s...

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Added 20 July, 2019

With manufactured burgers and chicken already produced across the world, Aleph Farms is seeking to tap into consumers' increasing awareness of health, environmental and ethical concerns related to eating meat. The steak was developed from a small number of cells extracted from a cow. The company has said that they do not slaughter the animal to...

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Added 16 July, 2019

DFW International Airport is now the temporary home to the first system of baggage-handling robots, known as FLEET. When the baggage robots are in action, passengers take their luggage to self-bag drops, which deposit their luggage onto one of the new robots, which then deliver bags to the baggage belt. This system, which was developed by the...