Uber is spinning off the sidewalk robotics division of the Postmates delivery service acquired last year, creating a new company called Serve Robotics.
Uber spins off robot delivery unit of Postmates
Microsoft set the stage for a future in which long-distance coworkers can collaborate as though in the same room, using augmented reality glasses and cloud computing power.
Microsoft sets stage for mixed-reality future
Once a piece of fruit or a vegetable is picked, it starts to go bad. One common way to slow or stop that spoilage is to remove water from the food. That process – dehydration – typically involves heat. But heat can destroy a food’s nutrients. Now, researchers have come up with a more energy-efficient way to dehydrate food without heat. It could help keep dried fruits and veggies more wholesome and more flavorful, they say, sciencenewsforstudents.org reported.
New ‘ionic wind’ can dry foods while preserving nutrients
And now we have space hurricanes to worry about. For the first time, scientists have spotted what they're calling a "space hurricane" spinning above the North Pole, according to a new study. The roughly 600-mile-wide swirling mass of plasma was located several hundred miles above the North Pole, and "rained" electrons instead of water, according to the study.
A 'space hurricane' hovered above North Pole for about eight hours, study says
The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonization.
Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonization
China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, succeeded in lowering “carbon intensity” by 18.8% in the five years through 2020, a Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) report said, showing the economy’s reduced reliance on fossil fuels.
China cut "carbon intensity" 18.8% in past five years, in effort to rein in emissions
Samsung Electronics Co. revealed additional details about its plans to build a cutting-edge semiconductor facility in the US in a filing with the Texas government, making the disclosure as the Biden administration vows to make the security of the US chip supply a national priority.
Samsung details plans for $17b chip facility in US
The technology could boost aerial robots’ repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Insect-inspired flying robots: Researchers introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones
Plants have a metabolic signal that adjusts their circadian clock in the evening to ensure they store enough energy to survive the night, a new study reveals.
Plants set a 'bedtime' alarm to ensure their survival, new study shows
Artificial steak is a step closer. Researchers have created a small sample of cultured meat that mimics the structure of real muscle, which is key to creating large pieces of meat, rather than just mince, with a realistic texture.
Lab-grown meat now mimics muscle fibers like those found in steak

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