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Uber moves into on-demand grocery delivery with acquisition of Cornershop

October 19th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Uber is making moves into the highly competitive world of online grocery deliveries with the acquisition of a startup called Cornershop. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will bolster the company’s efforts to expand into businesses outside its core ride-hailing service. Cornershop, founded in 2015, is currently active in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Canada, and […]

International Space Station crew 3D-prints meat in space for the first time!

October 18th, 2019 at 12:05 am » Comments Off

  For the first time in the history of space, meat was ‘created’ on the International Space Station (ISS) and no animals were harmed in the making of this 3D bio-printed ‘space beef.’ On October 7, Aleph Farms, an Israeli food company, announced that its experiment aboard the space lab resulted in the first lab-grown […]

How a robot that makes 300 pizzas an hour will create more jobs

October 9th, 2019 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

  Lower costs equals more opportunities. A little startup in Seattle is about to flip the pizza business. Literally. The company is called Picnic and for the past few years it’s been operating under the radar while it develops a propriety robot that makes pizzas. A lot of pizzas. Like, 300 pizzas in an hour. […]

Amazon reportedly has an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — here’s what we know about it so far

October 6th, 2019 at 3:01 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is looking into creating a new grocery chain that would likely be separate from Whole Foods, according to The New York Times. This new chain would blend aspects of online ordering and traditional shopping, and may be inspired by a 2017 internal memo circulated ahead of the Whole Foods acquisition. The report also describes […]

Here’s how we could feed a million people on Mars

September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

  If we want to colonize Mars, we’re going to need to figure out a way to feed ourselves there, and continuously sending food to the Red Planet isn’t a sustainable plan. But now, a team of researchers thinks it’s figured out a way to produce enough food on Mars to feed a million people […]

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