Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm

A Japanese company is to open the world’s first “robot farm”, as agriculture joins other sectors of the economy in attempting to fill labour shortages created by the country’s rapidly ageing population. Spread, a vegetable producer, said industrial robots would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands […]

Feed your entire neighborhood with this new garden idea from Ikea

Why it matters to you As urban gardening becomes more and more important, projects like the Growroom from Ikea’s Space10 will become increasingly salient. Come for a salad, stay for the opportunity to provide meals for others. That appears to be the new mantra from Ikea and Space10, described as “a future-living lab on a […]

French startup Agricool to grow fruits and vegetables in containers

French startup Agricool has raised $4.3 million (€4 million) from newly launched VC firm Daphni as well as Parrot founder Henri Seydoux and Captain Train (acquired by Trainline) co-founder Jean-Daniel Guyot. Agricool’s product is quite unusual as the company wants to grow strawberries and later other fruits and vegetables inside shipping containers. With many people […]

What Do People Order at Cocktail Bars?

The cocktail is arguably the greatest of America’s early cultural inventions.  The martini, cosmopolitan and, long island iced tea are not just nice ways to get a buzz—they represent the beginning of an American aesthetic. The cocktail historian David Wondrich writes “that [a] facility with mixing drink was the first legitimate culinary art, and the […]

You Have A Second Brain [video]

Turns out you have TWO brains!  Written by Annik Carson, Gregory Brown, Rachel Salt, and Mitchell Moffit ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/  Further reading — http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic… http://www.brainstimjrnl.com/article/… http://www.pnas.org/content/108/38/16050 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18… http://www.scientificamerican.com/art… http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health… http://neurosciencestuff.tumblr.com/p… http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc… http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/mag… http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/21/459… This article originally appeared at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Ftj5E90tY

Meet The Knife Sharpener To End All Knife Sharpeners

YouTuber Wranglerstar purchased himself a knife sharpening system. Initially, it seems a little needlessly complex, but when you see how beautifully sharp he is able to get his knives, it will make you consider ordering a strange green box from Russia. This article originally appeared at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3SbEWFSA8s

One Wall Street Firm Says Amazon Is About to ‘Feast’ on the Food and Beverage Market

More and more people are comfortable ordering groceries online or on a phone.  Amazon bet big from the start on the world moving to ecommerce and ease of deliverablity.. back when most of us thought they were a bookstore. Today that is paying off. Photographer: Lydia Mulvany/Bloomberg   One Wall Street Firm Says Amazon Is […]