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The Next Startup Craze: Food 2.0

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:00

Silicon Valley investors and startups are trying to improve our food. Do they bring anything to the table?

Most tech startups are silent spaces where earbud-clad engineers peer into monitors. Not Hampton Creek Foods. The two-year-old company’s office—a filled-to-bursting space in San Francisco’s South of Market tech hotbed—grinds, clatters, and whirs like a laundromat run amok. That’s the sound of industrial-strength mixers, grinders, and centrifuges churning out what the company hopes is a key ingredient in food 2.0: an animal-free replacement for the chicken egg.

Why Some Doctors Like Google Glass So Much

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:00

The way some emergency doctors are using Glass highlights the promise, and the limitations, of wearable technology.

Kermit the Frog showed up in the emergency room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston recently, complaining of chest pain. A quick tilt of my head showed me Kermit’s records—his EKG results, the radiology tests ordered for him, and his medical history.

Two Carbon-Trapping Plants Offer Hope of Cleaner Coal

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 00:00

Coal power plants in Saskatchewan and Mississippi will produce fewer emissions, but rely on special circumstances.

Two of the world’s first coal-fired power plants with integrated carbon capture are nearing completion in Saskatchewan and Mississippi, providing a rare lift for a technology that has languished in recent years.