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Tag: technology

Fitness for Geeks

The World Health Organization estimates that lifestyle-oriented diseases will cost the global economy $30 trillion over the next 20 years (that includes smoking and alcohol abuse, as well as chowing [ … ]

Spotted: 3D Chocolate Printer [video]

If you’re into fun techie stuff, you’ve probably seen 3D printers – devices that use melted plastic to “print” 3D designs. Dr. Liang Hao from Britainโ€™s University of Exeter just released a 3D printer that works on the same principle, only instead of plastic, it prints chocolate.

Using Neural Networks to Improve Agriculture

Researchers are using sophisticated image processing techniques to better identify plants so that less herbicide can be used on our conventionally grown crops. This is obviously a good thing, as herbicides can be quite nasty to the environment and human health.