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  • The Quest for Rare Wood is Endangering Forests. Now We Can Just 3D-Print Replicas Made from Wood Waste Instead
    by Andy Corbley on May 14, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    While pangolin scales, shark fins, elephant ivory, and rhino horn are famed for their value on the black market, the most illegally trafficked of them all is the rosewood tree, which generates more dollars than all four put together. Famed for quality in furniture and instruments, the advent of 3D printers has given a team The post The Quest for Rare Wood is Endangering Forests. Now We Can Just 3D-Print Replicas Made from Wood Waste Instead appeared first on Good News Network.

  • New Tech Makes Perishable Food Last For Months Without a Fridge, Helping Farmers and the Planet
    by Andy Corbley on May 12, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    A food-tech startup in upstate New York has developed technology to preserve food without refrigeration for months beyond when it would normally spoil, without the use of artificial preservatives. Poised to cut down on the millions of tons of food waste worldwide, it also has the potential to transform agriculture in developing countries where refrigerated The post New Tech Makes Perishable Food Last For Months Without a Fridge, Helping Farmers and the Planet appeared first on Good News Network.

  • App Lets You Buy Leftover Food From Your Favorite Restaurants—Saving 150k Meals a Day Globally
    by Andy Corbley on May 12, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    A different kind of food service app is allowing loyal customers to pay cut rates in order to rescue restaurant food before it goes into the waste bin. Too Good To Go, (get it, to go?) offers buyers a grab bag of nearly wasted, yet perfectly good food for take away as a method of The post App Lets You Buy Leftover Food From Your Favorite Restaurants—Saving 150k Meals a Day Globally appeared first on Good News Network.

  • Pulling Vodka From the Air: This Award Winning Carbon-Negative Spirit Comes From Captured CO2
    by Andy Corbley on May 11, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    The potential for tapping into humanity’s CO2 emissions as a cheap and free source of carbon and oxygen is on full display with Air Company, a startup that produces premium vodka from deposited atmospheric carbon. Air Company converts CO2 into ethanol in the same way that plants use photosynthesis. The ethanol, which was originally intended The post Pulling Vodka From the Air: This Award Winning Carbon-Negative Spirit Comes From Captured CO2 appeared first on Good News Network.

  • Luxury Hotel Chain Thanks 100 Healthcare Heroes With All-Inclusive Vacations
    by Good News Network on May 8, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    These days, heroes come with face masks instead of capes—but a luxury resort chain in Mexico has rewarded 100 health care superheroes with free spa vacations to say thank you for their great hearts during the worldwide pandemic. The last year of COVID has put their professionalism, resilience, and determination to be of help to The post Luxury Hotel Chain Thanks 100 Healthcare Heroes With All-Inclusive Vacations appeared first on Good News Network.

  • How One Developer is Turning Farm Storage into Soaring Yet Affordable Apartments
    by Andy Corbley on May 5, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Produced by the U.S. Navy for use in World War II, and now consigned primarily for storage use on farms, the Quonset hut is experiencing a rebirth within the residential neighborhoods of Detroit. The long half-cylinder of corrugated steel, prefabricated in factories, was used by development company Prince Concepts to create a unique apartment building The post How One Developer is Turning Farm Storage into Soaring Yet Affordable Apartments appeared first on Good News Network.

  • New Smart Farming Robot Unveiled That ‘Smokes’ Weeds With High-Powered Lasers For Healthy Weeding
    by Andy Corbley on May 3, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Weeds compete for soil nutrients, water, space, and sunlight with the crops farmers grow to help feed people. Now a third-generation weeding robot, armed with lasers and powered by AI, offers the ultimate labor-saving device—while also eliminating the need for chemical herbicides. The Autonomous Weeder by Carbon Robotics can eliminate 100,000 weeds per hour, and The post New Smart Farming Robot Unveiled That ‘Smokes’ Weeds With High-Powered Lasers For Healthy Weeding appeared first on Good News Network.

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