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A New Vertical Farm Will Grow 3 Million Pounds of Mycelium a Year for Fungi-Based Bacon

Ask meat eaters and most would likely agree that one of the carnivorous delights non-meat-eaters are most missing out on is bacon. Salty, smoky, chewy, delectable on sandwiches, crumbled up in recipes, or eaten by hand—there’s really nothing like it. Except now there is, according to startup MyForest Foods and its customers in New York and Massachusetts. […]

This robotically fabricated structure aims to promote low carbon construction

A team of students and researchers has shown how, with the help of robots, it’s possible to build an intricate pavilion using only small pieces of timber. The Robotically Fabricated Structure is the result of a project by the Adel Design Research (ADR) Laboratory at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The robotically fabricated structure was […]

Greener cities are cooler and more equal

Cities with more green spaces can stay cooler in hot weather and provide fairer lives for their residents, experts say. Clear evidence links the state of equality in cities to tree cover, says the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization focused on protecting Earth’s environment. This suggests that trees do much more than keep cities […]

Benefits for Humanity: From Space to Surgery

Artificial intelligence is the latest weapon in the cyber security armory

To understand why artificial intelligence (AI) is a vital tool in today’s and tomorrow’s cybersecurity kit, we have to understand how the threat landscape is evolving and what threats internet users face on a daily basis. The evolving threat landscape The global threat landscape is changing. Internet consumers now face very different threats. On the […]

How smart urban areas can benefit everyone

The promise of our urban areas being transformed into fully smart cities, towns or villages has been a long time coming. Many areas still lag behind in providing what many consider the bare basics of digital infrastructure, such as wireless connectivity. Our urban areas, however, needn’t do this blindly. Universities, stadiums and other large public […]