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Amazon’s got a brand new bag for delivery items

Insulated bags for pizza deliveries and cooler bags for ice-cold drinks are nothing new. But how about if you put them together? Amazon’s inventors thought the idea was novel enough to apply for a patent, and now they’ve gotten it. … Continue reading

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Vivid Robotics wins $4.9M boost for food tech

The stealthy Seattle-based food automation venture formerly known as Otto Robotics has a new name: Vivid Robotics. It also has a fresh infusion of $4.9 million in funding, thanks to an investment round reported today in a filing with the Securities and … Continue reading

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Small seeds could spur giant leap in space farming

When Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket launches a robotic Cygnus cargo spaceship toward the International Space Station, as early as Monday, it’ll be sending seeds that could show the way for future space farmers. The Antares liftoff is currently set for … Continue reading

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Why Walmart wants to patent robot bees

Robot bees have hit the big time. In the 10 days since Walmart’s patent application for “systems and methods for pollinating crops via unmanned vehicles” came to light, the idea of building drones to do what bees do has gone viral. The … Continue reading

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This Pi Day, remember the reason for the season

Maybe it’s time to put the pi back in Pi Day. I remember a time when 3/14 really stood for something: namely, the calendar date that came closest to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Yes, I’m … Continue reading

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‘Modernist Bread’ finds new twists in ancient food

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Did you ever try inflating bread dough with a bicycle pump? Gourmet technologist Nathan Myhrvold did — and after thumbing through the 2,642 pages of his latest opus, “Modernist Bread,” you just might, too. Like “Modernist Cuisine,” his earlier work, the new five-volume set of … Continue reading

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Can faux meat produce meaty profits?

Is there money to be made by going meatless? Substitutes for meat, dairy and eggs have been around for decades, as demonstrated by the success of Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Co., but new technologies may well give what’s now known … Continue reading

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