Cut grocery store food waste
Flashfood works with supermarkets to sell groceries that are approaching their sell by date at steep discounts. This is enabled via an app that locates stores and identifies the specific foods that are available. The foods, like produce and meat, are fresh and perfectly good to eat. This cuts food waste (a greenhouse gas producer in landfills), adds revenue for stores, and saves shoppers money.
Robotic lab assistant accelerates research
Scientists at the UK’s University of Liverpool have built a robotic lab assistant that's able to perform experiments 1,000 times faster than a human lab
assistant, working round the clock. This accelerates testing and research and could lead to faster development of medications as well as results from complex testing medical procedures.
Virtual reality (VR) meetings via web browsers
The future of virtual meetings and video calls is being revealed by a company called Spatial. The company announced that it's launching support for VR communication via web browsers on
desktops, Android and iOS. This means you no longer need to buy an expensive VR headset. Your realistic avatar is created from your photo. A "shared space" is fully interactive like a real meeting room.