Scientists created a batch of single-cell protein food that is nutritious using only renewable energy electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food is created as part of the Food from Electricity project from Lappeenranta University of Technology and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
They may be modeled on the human brain, but neural networks are better at sorting through huge amounts of data and identifying patterns. Now to make them more accessible to smaller developers, Intel has launched the Movidius Neural Compute Stick, packing deep learning into a USB thumb drive.
Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can't cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering Rotorcraft (THOR).
QUT's AgBot II prototype is equipped with cameras, sensors and software and is designed to work in autonomous groups to navigate, detect and classify weeds and manage them either chemically or mechanically as well as apply fertilizer for site specific crop management. AgBot II is currently being trialed in the field.
The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange. It was Alexander Simoes' Master Thesis in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab.
Wearables are getting popular, we're starting to see a move from more general fitness devices, like Apple Watch or Fitbits, into more specific niches. Professional sports wearables are another. Sports teams want wearables to help improve them, but do athletes want from a wearable device?