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Techonomy Magazine: Future Healthcare, Indoor Agriculture, Design, Global Inclusion…

The latest issue of the print and digital Techonomy Magazine includes articles on topics ranging from how the emergence of genomic medicine challenges the American health care system to a deep look at how technologized...

Food Production in a Technology-driven Economy

The Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab aims to drive a paradigm shift from the industrial to the networked age of agricultural production—giving rise to a computationally-based food systems revolution that will account...

Lebanon’s Unlikely Hydroponic Farmer Wants to Change Local Agriculture

Ali Makhzoum thinks his hydroponic farming system can increase farmers’ yields, decrease the labor needed to harvest and reduce the water requirements by up to 90 percent. His Life Labs systems, developed in Beirut, are...

How Biotech Can Help Feed the Planet

It's going to be a big global challenge to feed our growing population without destroying the environment. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that worldwide food supply must increase by 70 percent by 2050....

A Food Waste Reduction Movement Gathers Steam

Americans today are paying closer attention to food waste, long a European concern. Helping them reduce that waste is an important new opportunity for food and restaurant brands. Like Ikea and EasyJet, who have made...

Local Tech Platforms Uncover Neighborhood Secrets

When the favorite dog groomer and sitter for our family’s timid and particular Maltese left town one week before we were headed overseas, finding a replacement quickly became a household priority. We had no dog...

Robot Meets Cow

From the classroom to the battlefield, robots have been making their occupational debut in some of the unlikeliest of places. Now they're heading to the farm to take on jobs as cow milkers. Developed in...

The Quantified Farm: How Fields Yield Big Data

U.S. farmers working with a Minnesota company called Farm Intelligence have been harvesting more than corn and soybeans lately. Their fields, comprising about 1 million acres, have yielded close to a petabyte of data that...

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