Andrea Cruciani

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The revolutionary technology helping to fight food waste

One of the most profound contradictions of modern America is that more than 45 million Americans don’t have enough to eat, but the country wastes an estimated 40 percent of its food. The forces fueling this paradox are complex: Grocery stores think they’ll assume legal liability in donating food. …

Investigating Amazon's top 100 Sci Fi & Fantasy books list

If you had to limit your genre library to 100 books, what would they be? What if you could only read 100 genre books in your lifetime? Thankfully …

Want to Waste Less Food? There’s a Book for That

Dana Gunders has been talking about food waste since before it was hot. After helping elevate the issue with a groundbreaking report in 2012, this …

How Einstein could help unlock the mysteries of space travel

Warp drives might be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be a step closer to reality if we look to Einstein's theory of gravity, according …

How L.A. Kitchen does it all, from fighting food waste to training workers and feeding seniors

The black-uniformed culinary students milling around Mud Hen Tavern chef Kajsa Alger are doing more than learning how to make a tostada with vegetarian chorizo. They're in the forefront of a new approach to charitable feeding.<p>L.A. Kitchen, a 20,000-square-foot facility just north of downtown, is …

Is France’s supermarket waste law heading for Europe?

<b>Plans to introduce a French law that bans supermarkets from destroying unsold food and obliges them to give it to charity is irritating retailers who say they already make a big effort to fight waste.</b><p>Under the law, stores of more than 400 sq m would have until July 2016 to sign contracts with …

Sustainability

15 Sci-Fi Books You Should Definitely Read

Science fiction is a vast, expansive genre with many, many great stories from giant robots to alien invasions to exploring distant stars. And while …

Warp speed space travel a possibility thanks to Einstein's theory of relativity, astrophysicist says

Long considered a staple of science fiction, high speed space travel between galaxies — or warp speed — may actually be possible, according to …

Physics

New USDA App Tells You When Your Food Is Going to Go Bad

The government has gotten into the food app game. No, this isn’t some NSA attempt to keep an eye on your pizza orders. Instead, the US Department of …

Ag secretary: Smartphones could tell buyers what's in food

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use …

Organisms

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Light speed is often spoken of as a cosmic speed limit… but not everything plays by these rules. In fact, space itself can expand faster than a …

Universe

The paradox of popping back in time

Time travel often appears in the movies, but it’s a pity that the science never matches up with the fiction, argues Quentin Cooper.<p>Here we go again. The movie Predestination, released in the UK this week, is the very latest in the long history of time travel films. There’s been more than 100 since …

Philip K. Dick Warned Us About the Internet of Things in 1969

Be careful about what you say in your living room if your new TV is on. News broke earlier this week that Samsung’s Web-connected SmartTV can listen …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Black holes do not exist where space and time do not exist, says new theory

(Phys.org) —The quintessential feature of a black hole is its "point of no return," or what is more technically called its event horizon. When …

Cloud Freezer Tracks Expiration Dates To Help You Avoid Food Waste

iOS: We waste a lot of money each year throwing out expired food. Cloud Freezer tracks the expiration dates of stuff in your freezer to ensure you …

Seymourpowell's Waste-Free Christmas Dinner Maker is an app to tackle festive food waste

Not a fan of cold turkey? London product design firm Seymourpowell has developed a conceptual app to "design out Christmas food waste" for a future …

Here's Why You Should Buy Only The Ugliest Of Produce

Intermarché - Inglorious fruits and vegetables - The ugly carrot from Marcel on Vimeo.<p>Vegetables are a lot like people. They come in all shapes and sizes, and most of the time they're flawed. And just like us, they're judged on their appearances. We've all been told time and time again that it's …

Why Cut-Price 'Ugly' Supermarket Food Won't Reduce Waste

The battle to reduce food waste and increase access to nutritious food just got a whole lot cheaper and uglier in Australia.<p>In early December, …

Solving the problem of wasted food, with a simple app

Even more than plastic and paper, food waste is filing up trash cans in the United States and becoming a problem across the world.<p>According to the …

Meet Carrot, The Judgmental Calorie App That Insults You Into Losing Weight

Unlike kinder, gentler weight loss apps, Carrot mocks and shames you into better behavior. The app is the latest featuring the robot as a bully, …

Apps

Designers Envision Concepts for Apple Watch Apps Like Uber and Instagram

Digital agency Huge yesterday released a set of renderings showing off their concepts for how existing popular apps like Fandango, Foursquare, Chase Bank, and others could take advantage of the Apple Watch when the smartwatch launches in the coming months.<p>Breaking down the major new features of the …