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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. …

Agriculture

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 …

Agriculture

Whisky returns from space with new flavour

A distillery that sent whisky into space almost four years ago as part of an experiment has returned to earth with a distinctly different flavour and …

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 …

University of Sydney

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 …

Agriculture

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

Food waste: UK is the worst offender

London - The European Union wastes about 22 million tons of food a year and Britain wastes the most, according to a study by European …

Agriculture

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 …

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 your smartphone.<p>Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols …

Agriculture

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 …

Astrophysics

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 …

Science Fiction

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 …

Philip K. Dick

Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter

Enthusiastic about at least one incarnation of the Star Trek franchise? As far as science fiction staples go, it’s an enduring testament to the …

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 …

Physics

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 …

Albert Einstein

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 …

Black Holes

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>Picture: Katharine …

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 …

'Poo bus' goes into service in Bristol for the weekend

<b>The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service in Bristol for the weekend.</b><p>The 40-seat "Bio-Bus", which runs on biomethane gas generated from sewage and food waste, was tested last year.<p>The gas generated from the annual waste of about five people can power the bus …

Food Waste

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

Constant positive reinforcement can get pretty boring.<p>“Greetings, glutinous humans,” says Carrot, the sarcastic talking robot behind Carrot Hunger, a new calorie-counting app. “I’ve watched your kind indiscriminately stuff your chubby faces for far too long.”<p>Unlike kinder, gentler weight loss apps, …

Fitness

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 …

Smartwatches