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New VR Camera has 17 Lenses and Costs $17,000

Posted by Clayton Luz on May 9, 2017 7:40:23 PM
Google has released in tandem with a Chinese digital camera company a virtual reality (VR) camera that shoots 4K video simultaneously on all 17 of its cameras. The device uses Google's Jump software to stitch the footage together into a single, immersive 360-degree VR film.
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Topics: Information Technology

A Semiconductive Polymer That Decomposes?

Posted by Clayton Luz on May 9, 2017 7:39:04 PM
It sounds like something gadget-inventor “Q” from the James Bond movies might have devised: a prototype material for an ultrathin, skin-like semiconductor that degrades when it comes into contact with a weak acid like vinegar.
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Topics: Plastics

Biodegradable Plastic Makes Planters More Sustainable

Posted by Clayton Luz on May 1, 2017 1:50:15 PM

In America, more than 200 million pounds of non-biodegradable, petroleum-based, plastic flowerpots into the landfill every year, according to Kearney Hub.

Biodegradable resins won't eliminate the problem of plastic waste, but they can play an important tactic in reducing pollution and waste in some instances. Composting disposable items can help reduce the amount of methane gas emitted from landfills while saving land that might otherwise be used for trash disposal. On a global level, between 22 percent and 44 percent of plastic consumed ends up landfills, reports the United Nations Environmental Programme.
 
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Topics: Plastics

Food Traceability: From 'Cow to Cup'

Posted by Clayton Luz on May 1, 2017 1:48:56 PM
New technologies to stop the production of counterfeit and fraudulent food products have a dairy manufacturer keeping tabs on its milk products from the farm to the grocer to the consumer.
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Topics: Food and Beverage