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New product that detects food contamination can end the need for expiry dates

New product that detects food contamination can end the need for expiry dates

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a transparent patch that can detect contamination of meat and other commonly used food products. “The new technology has the potential to replace the traditional ‘best before’ date on food and drinks alike with …Continue reading

Excessive nutrients in water bodies can offset gains made from reduced fossil fuel emissions

Lake size and the quantity of nutrients in it drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere, says a paper published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The paper calls attention to the negative …Continue reading

University of British Columbia researchers invent energy-saving smart windows

Chemistry researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have come up with a cost-effective technique for making smart windows that self-tint in response to an electrical current. These electrochromic windows can help reduce energy consumption in buildings, says a paper published …Continue reading

Moon to get its first 4G network in 2019

Another small step for mankind. One giant leap for 4G phone networks. Almost 50 years after the first astronauts walked on its surface, the moon is set to get its first mobile phone network in 2019. Vodafone Germany plans to set up …Continue reading

Regional research fund on sea water use for agriculture suggested

Countries situated along the coastal belt in the region need to set up a fund to speed up research on the use of sea water for agriculture, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal suggested during his address at the opening day …Continue reading

Pakistani startup’s environment friendly housing design recognised by UN program

A team of Pakistani entrepreneurs has won a Special Commendation Award from the United Nation’s Global CleanTech Innovation Program (UNIDO-GCIP). ModulusTech, led by Nabeel Siddiqui, were recognized for an innovative housing design at a ceremony held in Los Angeles last week. The …Continue reading

WEF Report Identifies 12 Innovative Technologies for Transforming Global Food System

A report published by the World Economic Forum contends that global food systems are decades behind many other sectors in adoption of technology innovation, particularly in developing countries. Innovation with a Purpose: The Role of Technology Innovation in Accelerating Food Systems Transformation …Continue reading

Apple Becomes Malala Fund’s First Laureate Partner

Apple has become the Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner, and will now be assisting the fund scale its organization with latest technology, says a press release issued over the weekend. The statement said that the partnership will enable the fund expand its …Continue reading