Seven from Seven: Artificial intelligence and space food

8th February 2021

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories of the week…

  1. The Telegraph explores the lasting effects of the pandemic on young people, measuring the extent of its impact on their employment prospects, debt levels and housing dreams.
  2. Edie summarises January’s most promising green innovation stories, from wind-harnessing ship sails to solar panels made from crop waste.
  3. The Guardian presents six key charts for the UK jobs outlook in 2021, quantifying levels of unemployment, furlough, benefit claimants, job vacancies and more.
  4. In a comment piece in The Times, Simon Nixon notes the progress made in the past year towards greener energy and ethical investment, accelerated by the pandemic, and the implications of this rising trend for businesses.
  5. This week, NASA launched the Deep Space Food Challenge, offering a prize of up to $500,000 for novel food system technologies for deep space missions.
  6. The Independent explores a new project led by scientists at Aston University that will use human brain stem cells on microchips to produce supercharged artificial intelligence, increasing the ability of computers to solve complex problems.
  7. For the first time, researchers have found a way to accurately predict and control the way that cancer cells mutate, making them easier to treat with existing drugs.

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