Softbank and Bezos backed vertical farm startup has global expansion plans

Plenty is a startup that has big vertical farming expansion plans $226 million in total venture funding. They plan to build a 100,000 square foot (2.3 acres) vertical-farming warehouse this year in Washington state outside of Seattle. That farm is expected to produce 4.5 million pounds of greens annually. Plenty grows plants on 20-foot high …

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Broad Group CEO explains why technological innovation in construction is stagnant

The construction and infrastructure industry is antiquated and out of date. Most work is still performed manually and on site, which is costly and time consuming. For example, today a skyscraper can take five years or more to complete. When the Empire State Building was constructed, it only took about 13 months. Why technological innovation …

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Nextbigfuture reaches 40 million pageviews and almost 15000 articles

Nextbigfuture has reached 40 million pageviews (per Google Analytics) and almost 15000 articles. Nextbigfuture has been going for 8 years now. Just under one year ago we were at 30 million pageviews and about 13000 articles. Thanks for all the readership and comments. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on …

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FDA Grants “Breakthrough Therapy” Status for Gene Therapy to reduce Systolic Heart Failure

Celladon Corporation (Nasdaq:CLDN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel therapies for patients with heart failure and other diseases characterized by SERCA enzyme deficiencies, announced that its lead product candidate, MYDICAR®, has been granted breakthrough therapy designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for reducing hospitalizations for heart failure in NYHA class III or …

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DARPA will have create robots to scavenge and reuse parts from other satellites

DARPA has a project to reuse satellite antennas, apertures, and other components from decommissioned satellites. They seek to use still-good components from dead satellites parked in high-Earth orbit for building new satellites robotically while in orbit to reduce the costs of replacing failed satellites. Phoenix seeks to demonstrate around-the-clock, globally persistent communication capability for warfighters …

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Fracture putty to repair broken bone in days

Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing time and revolutionize the course of fracture treatment. Fractures in rats have been healed in two weeks. They are trying to get …

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