Collapsible-rent-a-fridges can lower the cost of keeping transported food cool in India where 40% of fruits and vegtables spoil

A team of MIT and Harvard University students won the first-ever MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize on Thursday night for an idea to make India’s temperature-controlled supply chain for food — or “cold chain” — more affordable. The team, GoMango, is developing smart, modular, refrigerated shipping boxes that can be rented out individually to …

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Genetically modified mosquitoes seem to stop the spread of disease but program needs to be expanded from two small neighborhods

250,000 genetically modified mosquitoes are released each day in Sao Palo. They spend their lives competing, copulating, and, because they are so numerous, overwhelming the population of wild males in the pursuit of females. Because of a genetic change to their DNA, they will live only four days—and their offspring won’t ever develop past the …

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Comcast will offer 2 Gigabit internet service to about 18 million subscribers by end of 2015

Comcast announced it will offer residential multi-gigabit broadband service to more than 1.5 million customers in Atlanta starting next month. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service that will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution. Service will be offered broadly across the Atlanta metro area and will be the fastest residential Internet speed …

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Google CEO Larry Page uses $375 billion company to transform the world

Google CEO Larry Page pushes for a constant stream of technological moonshots In the movie Inception a character says- “You must not be afraid to dream bigger”. Archimedes – “Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world”. When the leader of the Google internet balloons project posited that if all went well, Google …

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Drugs reveals cancer tumors to the immune system and drastically increases survival rates in human trials

The drug nivolumab stops tumors from camouflaging themselves from the immune system appears to significantly boost survival rates in people with a form of lung cancer that is almost incurable unless removed surgically before it spreads. Some people who received the drug have seen their tumours disappear completely. One way that cancer cells evade the …

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Spiderfabs will have game changing future impact on solar sails and space based solar power

Previously NASA was looking at 20-30 years to get solar sails that are 250 meters by 250 meters or 400 meters by 400 meters. Spiderfab will use robots to assemble structures in space. Spiderfab on orbit assembly can reduce the mass of space structures by 30 times. This will enable solar power arrays with over …

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