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- Mexican street-food restaurant chain Wahaca will help customers understand the climate impact of their meals by adding carbon ratings to its menu.
- Canary Wharf has made a ‘biodiversity deal’ with the Eden Project to make the financial and business district less of a concrete jungle and more of an urban forest.
- The BBC reports that a group of UK institutions are going to build a prototype “brain” to control the largest radio telescope on Earth. The telescope will be comprised of 197 dishes – the so-called brain will help them work in harmony.
- A new Snapchat lens teaches users American Sign Language using AI technology as a translator.
- Free wooden bodyboards will be made available in popular UK surf spots to combat the use of low-quality polystyrene boards, which are often single use.
- Tweets can be used to identify where disruption to food supplies could be resulting in localised shortages. These findings could be used to develop a low cost early warning system of food insufficiencies.
- Origami-inspired robots carrying medications can travel through the digestive system, releasing the proper doses of drugs at the most effective sites.
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