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Added 15 January, 2020

A team of researchers from the University of Warwick have built an artificial intelligence they say can detect hyoglycaemic events — drops in blood sugar that can pose a real threat to those with or even without diabetes — looking only at data from a wearable electrocardiograph (ECG). Patients usually have to prick their fingers, sometimes...

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Added 10 January, 2020

CVS Health, one of the largest pharmacies in the USA is embracing a new kind of treatment. Their push could help mainstream the nascent business of digital therapeutics, which markets apps to help treat conditions like schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis. The first solution available through the service, Sleepio, by Big Health, is a great...

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Added 22 December, 2019

Canadian vegan fast-food chain Globally Local will open a fourth location in Windsor, Ontario next spring. Construction has already begun on the new, 1,200-square-foot restaurant, which will be modeled after its Toronto location. The 28-seat restaurant will offer a fully vegan menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as sausage-and-...

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Added 22 December, 2019

San Diego-based startup BlueNalu has cooked up the world’s first yellowtail amberjack without killing a fish, which it made through cellular aquaculture using a few fish cells and growing them into slaughter-free meat. “With our recent product demonstration, BlueNalu has accomplished a major milestone,” BlueNalu President and CEO Lou...

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Added 15 December, 2019

Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline and magniX, a company powering electric aviation, has announced the successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. The successful flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took...

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Added 7 October, 2019

The move away from meat is attracting more and more big names, and now the Colonel himself is getting onboard. KFC has announced its plans to trial a plant-based chicken substitute from Beyond Meat. Beyond Fried Chicken, as its known will be available in select restaurants the form of nuggets and boneless wings, which can be bought on their own...

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Added 30 September, 2019

German residents may soon find themselves paying more for steaks, pork chops and sausages. Across party lines, the country’s politicians have proposed raising the VAT, or value added tax, on meat to a standard rate of 19 percent. Presently, meat in Germany is taxed at a rate of 7 percent.
Germany’s lawmakers have suggested using the...

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Added 24 September, 2019

A group of Irish-based scientists have completed what is being described as the first ever delivery of diabetes medicine using a type of drone technology off the coast of Co Galway. Researchers from NUI Galway successfully piloted the drone from Na Mine airport in Connemara to the airstrip on Inis Mór on the Aran Islands, where it completed a...

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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...