Seven From Seven: Meat cells in space and the power of the tides

29th April 2022

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

  1. A new test has been conducted to learn if meat cells can grow in space. The experiment hopes to reduce the food sent up to space, as well as give astronauts a new option for their diet.
  2. Innocent drinks launched a new environmental stewardship programme with the intention of improving urban biodiversity.
  3. A vertiport – the landing strip and hub for flying taxis – has opened in Coventry. It hopes to be the blueprint to revolutionise the way people travel across the UK.
  4. Nesta Challenges has announced the semi-finalists of the Afri-Plastics Challenge – South Africa’s “Captain Fanplastic” was interviewed by Euronews about introducing children to the importance of recycling and keeping plastic waste out of the ocean.
  5. Morlais Energy has begun work on using tidal currents to produce electricity off the North Wales coast. The kinetic energy of the currents could power over one million homes.
  6. Meta is opening its first permanent store to give customers the opportunity to learn about and purchase items relating to virtual reality.
  7. Prince Charles has backed a mask for cows that will neutralise the methane created in their burps, tackling carbon emissions.

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