Food waste, sustainability and animal cruelty are some of the biggest challenges facing the food and beverage (F&B) industry nowadays. Like any other sector, the industry is dipping its toe into technology and innovations to seek solutions. While we are already seeing more food tech solutions in our everyday lives, like plant-based meat alternatives and food waste management startups.
Ever since Japanese doctor Hideo Kodama filed the first 3D printing patent in 1980, the technology has begun to serve in different disciplines. 3D printing works with a wide range of materials, including metals, ceramics, plastics, glass and even food ingredients. It makes us wonder how far we can push this technology.
Over the years, women’s bodies and decisions have been hotly—and frustratingly—debated among politicians, business people and society at large. A most recent display of this debate is the overturning of Roe v. Wade judgment, stealing women’s rights to abortion across 23 states in the United States.
When we think about tattoos, we mostly associate them with self-expression, markers of important milestones, permanence and maybe even healing—but perhaps almost never with doctors, scientists and medicine. However, tattoos and medicine are not exactly strangers to each other. Enter medical tattoo.
On July 21, e-commerce giant Amazon announced its acquisition of the U.S.-based primary healthcare chain One Medical. The purchase will cost US$3.9 billion (US$18 a share). “We want to be one of the companies that helps dramatically improve the healthcare experience over the next several years,” says Neil Lindsay, Senior Vice President of Amazon Health Services, highlighting the need to reimagine how the healthcare industry works.
Interview with Kai.ai’s Founder Alex Frenkel: How AI Can Be a Game Changer in Mental Health Support for Young People
We often have to deal with stress in our everyday life, such as academic studies, work, family or even our romantic relationships. Amid the devastating COVID pandemic, there has been a 25% increase in depression worldwide, especially among young people. In light of this, platforms aiming to improve the mental well-being of adolescents have been emerging, and one of them is Kai.ai.
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the historic Roe vs Wade judgment, which gave women the right to have an abortion before the pregnancy reaches 24-28 weeks. This disheartening verdict has made abortion illegal in 23 U.S. states and has taken away women’s rights over their own bodies.
Humanoid robots are common in sci-fi movies. If you are sci-fi fans, you must have seen many humanoid robots in different movies, such as Optimus Prime from Transformers and C-3PO from Star Wars. Optimus Prime, in particular, is a mighty robot that led the Autobots in fighting against the Decepticons.
Medicine is one of the keys to human longevity. Even though we live in an exceptionally medically advanced world, there are still errors and unknown illnesses. To continue to improve accuracy, the medical field must implement more innovation and technology. An example of innovation is the metaverse. The virtual world can radically change the field when it comes to accuracy, education and even organizing consultation sessions. How can it do so? Let’s find out.
We Need to Fix the Broken Female Healthcare System—In Conversation with the CEO of OM, Anca Griffiths
“After I had my first child, I was struck by how uninformed I was about my body for this postpartum period. A few things kind of made me think, how is it that (the) information is not accessible? To me? Even somebody who, I would say, is an informed consumer?” says Anca Griffiths, the CEO and founder of online health and wellness platform OM Experts.
Imagine accessing the internet by just thinking about it. In fact, imagine what it would be like if I could write this article all in my head instead of typing anything. Well, that is what Neuralink is capable of. Neuralink is a neurotechnological company run by Elon Musk that is working on creating chips that can be implanted into a person’s skull to track brain activity and potentially even stimulate it.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for the loss of 10 million lives in 2020. To prevent these deaths, cancer needs to be detected at an early stage. But detection remains a challenge, particularly in lower-income countries, where there is a dearth of diagnostic tools.
Those of our readers who love tech and sci-fi must be familiar with the show Black Mirror. For those who aren’t, it is a show that quite literally holds up a “mirror” to society, discussing the intersections of technology and personal lives and the horrifying results of that.
Lawyers defending the founder and former CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, want you to know that she was just a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young girl who tried and failed. She was trying to change the world—one drop of blood at a time.
The pandemic has shined a light on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Lockdowns and gym closures have made it impossible for many to head out and continue their everyday workout routines. For some, that meant resorting to equipment-free home workouts; for others, it meant giving up exercising altogether.
Biotech startup Mammoth Biosciences officially achieved “unicorn” status in September 2021. After securing US$195 million in funding, it now has a total valuation of more than US$1 billion.
The financing for the California-based company comprises a US$150 million in its Series D round, following a $45 million in Series C funding in late 2020 led by venture capitals and investment firms.