Public Interest Technology: Bridge to the Future

(Illustration by Vreni Stollberger) When the Golden Gate Bridge first opened to the public in 1937, it was heralded as “one of the greatest monuments of all time.” Close to a century later, its distinctive “international orange” pillars have inspired millions of reproductions and innovations—including the Cisco company logo, which proudly depicts the landmark’s towering …

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Synthesis Capital Launches World’s Largest Dedicated Food Technology Venture Capital Fund

– Over $300m raised to date to support the next wave of disruptive and innovative food tech businesses and alternative protein technology platforms – Synthesis Capital Fund I will focus on pioneering businesses bringing high-potential technology solutions to global food system challenges – The oversubscribed fund is backed by high-profile institutional investors and corporate partners, …

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How lifestyle industry now calls for technology to fight counterfeit which is hitting the market

When it came to the exponential rise of e-commerce and online shopping, the fashion and textile industry, particularly luxury brands, was notoriously late. With consumers’ ever-changing demands, the fast pace of the retail and luxury fashion industry is rapidly accelerating. Blockchain technology has the potential to address long-standing industry issues by improving data management tools, improving …

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Assistive technology: a ‘life changer’ for those most in need |

Produced jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), The Global Report on Assistive Technology presents new evidence of the global need for – and access to – tech that can make a fundamental difference. “Assistive technology is a life changer – it opens the door to education for children with …

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Researchers modify potato starch with CRISPR technology- AgriLife Today

Humble potatoes are a rich source not only of dietary carbohydrates for humans, but also of starches for numerous industrial applications. Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are learning how to alter the ratio of potatoes’ two starch molecules – amylose and amylopectin – to increase both culinary and industrial applications. A depiction of the process for …

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Global Metamaterial Market Report (2022 to 2027)

DUBLIN, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Metamaterial Market (2022-2027) by Technology, Applications, Vertical, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Research and Markets Logo The Global Metamaterial Market is estimated to be USD 464.13 Mn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD …

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The 5G leapfrog to 6G: New technology needs a ‘whole-of-govt’ ecosystem

Within a few days the Union cabinet will give the go-ahead for 5G auctions. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has last week made clear that the government will support the roll-out of 5G as an “important step toward self-reliance in critical and modern technology”, the timelines are going to hold. Given that, it is …

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Engineered water nanostructures as a new technology against SARS-CoV-2

In a recent study published in the MDPI journal Nanomaterials, a research group from the United States (US) has shown the possibility of inactivating surrogates of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on surfaces with the use of specific water nanostructures incorporated with nature-derived antimicrobials. Study: Inactivating SARS-CoV-2 Surrogates on Surfaces Using Engineered …

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Niantic’s New Technology Could Enable The Next Generation of Developers To Build Their Own Pokémon Go

Niantic Concept art of augmented reality created via the tech company Niantic Credit – Niantic On Tuesday, Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, announced the roll-out of a hyper-detailed mapping system they hope will pave the way for the expanded use of augmented reality (AR) in everyday life. For years, Niantic has been collecting spatial …

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