"We are using the power of human genome tools to bring better food to the table,'' said Dennis Fantin, a vice president at the biotechnology company MetaMorphix Inc., which is developing genetic tests for chicken, beef, pig and even fish farmers. "We are using tools that weren't available 10 years ago.'' … [Read more...] about Food Science: Building Better Steaks, Wings and ‘Chops
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This is the first thing to take away from the testimony. Both the tech CEOs and members of the House were there to put a face to the words and documents that are the meat of this investigation. That means there was plenty of grandstanding, partisan politics, and executives trying their best to not answer questions posed to them. Everyone appeared to want to create a memorable soundbite more than anything else. … [Read more...] about Top things we learned from Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook’s congressional grilling
After the 1,000-mile stretch of the middle Congo, the river slows to a virtual stand-still for 20 miles (32 km) — a stretch known as Malebo Pool (formerly Stanley Pool). The capital of the Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville, is on the northern river bank, while the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, sits on the southern bank of Malebo Pool. The pool ends abruptly with the Livingstone Falls, which feature 220 miles (354 km) of rapids. The water plunges over deep canyons at this point, marking the beginning of the lower Congo. … [Read more...] about The Congo River Basin: Home of the deepest river in the world
“I keep joking that deepfakes are very whiney,” said Balasubramaniyan. He explained that it’s very hard for algorithms to distinguish the ends of words from background noise in a recording. This results in many voice models with speech that trails off more than humans do. … [Read more...] about Audio Deepfakes: Can Anyone Tell If They’re Fake?
A few years ago, French chef David Faure traveled to Asia. The many different bugs routinely offered for consumption in that part of the world inspired him to create an insect-based tasting menu at Aphrodite, his Michelin-starred restaurant in Nice. Adventurous diners could sample "crickets in a whiskey bubble with cubes of French toast and pears," or "squares of peas, carrot foam, and mealworms." … [Read more...] about Forget the guilt trip: There’s a better way to get people to eat more bugs