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Enter the era of cyber agriculture

What goes into making plants taste good? For scientists in MIT’s Media Lab, it takes a combination of botany, machine-learning algorithms, and some good old-fashioned chemistry. Using all of the above, researchers in the Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative report that they …Continue reading

The fluid that feeds tumor cells

Before being tested in animals or humans, most cancer drugs are evaluated in tumor cells grown in a lab dish. However, there has been a growing realization in recent years that the environment in which these cells are grown does not accurately …Continue reading

Spaceflight affects gut bacteria: NASA Twins Study

Research from the historic Twins Study conducted by NASA has discovered that extended spaceflight affects the human gut microbiome. Astronaut Scott Kelly’s yearlong stay on the International Space Station (ISS) resulted in a shift in the ratio of two major categories of …Continue reading

Asad Umar launches EMI regulations to support digital payments

Finance Minister Asad Umar Monday formally launched State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) regulations, providing regulatory framework for institutions who want to offer innovative payment services to the public. The regulations would prescribe minimum service standards and requirements for …Continue reading

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