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This Food Packaging Reduces Food Waste by Knowing When It Goes Bad

This Food Packaging Reduces Food Waste by Knowing When It Goes Bad

We use sell-by or best-by labels on food products currently to let us know when items are safe to eat. The only problem with this strategy is that many things remain safe for days, and sometimes weeks, after those printed deadlines. Using these arbitrary dates is one...

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World’s First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Has Its First Houses

World’s First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Has Its First Houses

  Rural Mexico is seeing a housing boom. Families are upgrading their homes from basic shacks to modern two-bedroom structures. What is making all of this possible? The work is being completed by a giant 3D printer that’s 33 feet long. The houses have 500 square...

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VR Helps Seniors Breathe New Life into Their Memories

VR Helps Seniors Breathe New Life into Their Memories

  We often think of virtual reality as a technology that only gamers use. Researchers have proven that VR is useful for practicing complex procedures, overcoming phobias, and giving people a chance to experience memories from their past. The elderly population...

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Community-Designed Parks Are Changing Cities

Community-Designed Parks Are Changing Cities

Many cities have vacant lots and open land that create eyesores in the urban environment. Communities like Philadelphia have slow and complex processes to follow to sell this space. A professor at Thomas Jefferson University had an idea to make the land more useful:...

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