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Added 22 January, 2023

Researchers reporting in the American Chemical Society Applied Materials and Interfaces have found a way to give lipstick antimicrobial properties – by adding cranberry extract to the formulation. The formula, which is a deep red color, was found to inactivate any harmful and disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and a fungus that it encountered...

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Added 22 January, 2023

OpenAI's viral text generator ChatGPT has made some serious waves over the last couple of months, offering the public access to a chatbot that's arguably a vast improvement over its numerous and deeply flawed predecessors. In fact, one group of researchers is now so confident in its capabilities that they've included it as a coauthor in a...

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Added 6 December, 2022

We have been hearing lots lately about lab-grown meats, cell-cultured muscle that doesn't require an killing any animals. So it makes sense that the same process can be applied to milk made from cell-cultures. And Wilk, an Israeli startup, is introducing the world's first yogurt made with cell-cultured milk fats. Perhaps even more exciting is...

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Added 4 November, 2022

Haarlem in the Netherlands is the first city in the world to ban meat advertisements. The impact on the climate is the stated reason for the ban, which extends to all public spaces. Similarly, the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague have already decided to ban commercials for airplane travel, petrol cars and the fossil fuel industry...

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Added 31 August, 2022

Twelve homes in a resettlement community for climate change survivors opened their doors to new owners in New Isle, Louisiana. The 515-acre property is a former sugar farm paid for with a $48 million grant from the US Department of Housing. Most residents are members of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation, which has seen almost all of its 700...

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Added 31 August, 2022

Call it Shame of Thrones

A Maryland-based startup called Throne Labs thinks it has the answer to the lack of public and clean bathrooms in cities. That answer? App-based public restrooms that only let you in with a QR code — and which track if you've left a mess behind. "Very few people create issues in [public] bathrooms, don’t respect...

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Added 14 August, 2022

The industrial revolution, digital revolution, and AI revolution all skipped over beekeeping. Until now. Beehome is an autonomous beehive with an integrated robotic beekeeper that constantly monitors the well-being of its inhabitants while collecting data about the colonies. Once there is full visibility into a colony, it is possible to take...

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Added 13 July, 2022

Mojo Vision, a California-based startup, has shown off a "feature-complete" prototype of its augmented reality smart contact lens. Mojo Vision is hoping to integrate an entire "eye-based UI" into an AR ecosystem that would "provide discreet access to the information you need throughout your day — all while letting you look like yourself," a...

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Added 27 March, 2022

The pandemic fueled a shift in healthcare delivery, with more patients unable or unwilling to seek care in hospital settings. Even as the pandemic ebbs, its effect on how consumers access healthcare will persist, with fewer emergency-room visits. Changes in reimbursement models, new drugs, devices and growing investment in outpatient services,...

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Added 16 February, 2022

A new residential building on Manhattan's west side has been built with thousands of tons of demolition waste. Created by Dutch company StoneCycling, the recycled bricks contain 60% waste, including ceramic toilet bowls, roof tiles, and steel. "The West" was designed by Concrete, the Dutch architecture firm behind Citizen M hotels in New York,...