Alaskan salmon infected with Japanese tapeworm, CDC warns
The Japanese broad tapeworm has been identified in Alaskan-caught salmon, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, providing a good reason to think twice before eating any raw fish. The parasite, known as Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, has been cited as responsible for about 2,000 cases of known human infections, the vast majority of them in Japan, South … Continue reading...
Scientists trained genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors
A new research project carried out by biomedical engineers at Duke University shows how salmonella food poisoning can be modified to become a cancer-seeking missile. Here's how it works. The post Scientists trained genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors appeared first on Digital Trends.
Kuli Kuli raises $4.25 million to make moringa a mainstay in the US diet
 Oakland-based food startup Kuli Kuli has raised $4.25 million in a Series A round of funding to bring moringa, a high-protein plant, to more kitchens in the US according to CEO and co-founder Lisa Curtis. During her time working in Niger for the Peace Corps, Curtis got a taste for the moringa plant, which grows pervasively in tropical climates, and is higher in iron, calcium and protein than… Read More ...
SOSV, “the accelerator VC,” closes third fund at $150 million
 Since the advent of accelerators, venture capitalists have competed to lock in deals with the best startups in a given batch. Entrepreneur turned investor Sean O’ Sullivan thought it would be better to develop a venture firm that owned and ran its own accelerators, instead. Today that firm, SOSV, has closed a $150 million fund, its third, to back startups that are admitted to and… Read More ...
Things only hardcore foodies will understand.
People all over the world are obsessed with food but not all will choose food over people, work or feelings. The post Things only hardcore foodies will understand. appeared first on FUnsaCK. read more ...
Amazon patents show flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door
 We’ve known about Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions since 2013.  But patent filings from Amazon reveal more details about how the e-commerce titan could make drone deliveries work at scale, namely through “airborne fulfillment centers.” Yes, that’s a warehouse in a zeppelin. The airborne fulfillment centers, or AFCs, would be stocked with a certain amount of… Read More ...
Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey
 It’s the holidays and that means its time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powered by a smartphone, and Arduino board, and a plotter-like robotic arm. The system works by watching the puck on the surface of the table and moving to where the puck is going. It actively blocks attacks on its… Read More ...
Watch this smartphone-assisted robot beat the pants off of humans in air hockey
 It’s the holidays and that means its time to watch robots cream humans in bouts of skill. The latest example of robotics winning over a meatbag? This amazing air-hockey robot powered by a smartphone, and Arduino board, and a plotter-like robotic arm. The system works by watching the puck on the surface of the table and moving to where the puck is going. It actively blocks attacks on its… Read More ...
KFC launches Artificial Intelligence-enabled outlet in Beijing
Fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) launched its first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cafe in Beijing, and said it plans to create more innovative and interesting dining experiences for customers. With the cooperation of Baidu Inc, China’s largest search engine, KFC started its first smart restaurant in the Financial Street area in Beijing on Friday, the People’s Daily reported on Sunday. At the cafe, customers are able to take pictures with a machine, which...
Will technology prevent the next food shortage crisis?
 According to scientists, the answer to an impending food shortage might be found in a new age of digital technologies that have proven their worth in different fields and have the potential to transform agriculture and food production and meet the consumption needs of the growing human population before we’re driven to eat cockroaches — or worse, each other. Read More ...
Uber losses expected to hit $3 billion in 2016 despite revenue growth
 Uber’s losses are growing from $2.2 billion last year to an expected $3 billion this year, according to multiple reports this week from The Information and others. It’s hard to fathom Uber operating so far from profitability at a time when it feels like an established mainstream brand on the global stage. Hip hop stars like Drake or Wiz Khalifa commonly name check… Read More ...
2016 isn’t done yet as Soylent powder goes back on sale
 It’s nearing the end of the year, but 2016 isn’t finished with us yet: Soylent powder has gone back on sale. Read More ...
2016 isn’t done yet as Soylent powder goes back on sale
 It’s nearing the end of the year, but 2016 isn’t finished with us yet: Soylent powder has gone back on sale. Read More ...
Pizza Hut added to Amazon Alexa: these are the skills
The folks at Pizza Hut have announced a team-up between themselves and Amazon for Alexa Voice Service. This system will add the ability to order a Pizza Hut pizza – and other bits and pieces – from the comfort of one’s own couch. No phone involve, no laptop needed. This may be the laziest possible way to get hot food … Continue reading...
Pizza Hut added to Amazon Alexa: these are the skills
The folks at Pizza Hut have announced a team-up between themselves and Amazon for Alexa Voice Service. This system will add the ability to order a Pizza Hut pizza – and other bits and pieces – from the comfort of one’s own couch. No phone involve, no laptop needed. This may be the laziest possible way to get hot food … Continue reading...
Pinterest reveals top food, fashion, travel trends you’ll be following in 2017
Pinterest has scanned through the 75 billion pins on its platform to bring you its third annual top 100 trends. The list spans categories such as fashion, food, travel, and personal interests, among others. The post Pinterest reveals top food, fashion, travel trends you’ll be following in 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends....
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and 18 others commit $1 billion to new cleantech fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
 Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, John Doerr and 15 other high-profile investors have formed a new venture firm, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, that will pour at least $1 billion into cleantech companies over the next 20 years. The firm’s goal, according to its own website will be: “to provide everyone in the world with access to reliable, affordable power, food,… Read More ...
Delivery Hero acquires Foodpanda as Rocket Internet shuffles online takeout pack once again
 Rocket Internet has shuffled the online takeout pack of cards once again. This time the publicly-listed German ‘startup factory’ and investor is selling foodpanda to its much larger rival Delivery Hero, of which it also holds a significant stake. Read More ...
Atomico backs backs new vertical take-off and landing flight developer, Lilium Aviation
 Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of “deep technology” companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the European venture firm Atomico has invested 10 million Euros in the vertical take-off and landing plane developer, Lilium Aviation. Read More ...
Former TechShop CEO Mark Hatch joins Network Society Ventures as General Partner
 Early-stage venture firm Network Society Ventures has snagged TechShop’s former CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch as general partner. Hatch is recognized as a pioneer of the maker movement, is a current entrepreneur in residence at UC Berkeley, and is a former Green Beret. For those who don’t know it, TechShop bills itself as “a membership-based DIY… Read More ...