Upside Foods and GOOD Meat have received regulatory approval to sell lab-grown chicken in the US, making it the second country to allow the sale of cultured meat. Over 150 companies worldwide are working on cultured meat, milk, and other cellular agriculture products. Advocates argue that lab-grown meat can address the negative environmental and health impacts of traditional meat production. However, industry experts have raised concerns about production costs, energy consumption, and market scalability. Researchers are exploring various methods to improve the meat-growing process, including using different starter cells and developing cost-effective feed options. Consumer acceptance and affordability will be key factors in determining the success of cultured meat.
A new technique developed by researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and the University of Washington enables AI agents to learn from nonexpert feedback provided by crowdsourced users. This method, called Human Guided Exploration (HuGE), is more efficient and effective than other reinforcement learning approaches. How does HuGE work? HuGE works by decoupling the reinforcement learning […]
A study by Florida Atlantic University found that 95% of tested smartwatch wristbands carry potentially harmful bacteria, including Staphylococcus, Enterobacteria, and Pseudomonas. Rubber and plastic bands were the most contaminated, while metal bands (especially gold and silver) had fewer bacteria. The study emphasizes the need for regular cleaning of wearables, as these pathogens can lead […]
Researchers have developed a revolutionary new type of epoxy coating with remarkable self-healing properties. This breakthrough utilizes poly(urea–formaldehyde) microcapsules filled with a potent combination of linseed oil and benzotriazole to achieve superior corrosion resistance and self-repair capabilities. Here’s what makes this technology so groundbreaking: Self-healing: When the coating gets damaged, the microcapsules rupture, releasing the linseed oil and […]