Will your nose know lamb? Black Sheep Foods is betting it will

Black Sheep Foods, a foodtech company making plant-based heritage breed meats and wild game, took in $5.25 million in seed funding as it continues developing its patent-pending flavor compounds. Sunny Kumar, co-founder, told TechCrunch that where some plant-based meats fall short is relying on the taste to be generated by the mouth. Rather, his company […]

AI2 shows off an open, Q&A-focused rival to GPT3

OpenAI’s impressive AI language model GPT-3 has plenty of things going it, but with 175 billion parameters no one would claim it’s particularly streamlined. The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) has demonstrated a model that performs as well or better than GPT-3 on answering questions, but is a tenth the size. Macaw, AI2’s model, emerged […]

China’s Chang’e-5 probe finds on-site evidence of water on the Moon’s surface

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor The entry-level 2022 Polestar 2 will have an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles Six more women sue Tesla over workplace sexual harassment China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander has found water on the surface of the Moon, marking the first-ever time […]

Is cell-cultured meat ready for prime time?

Meat has been part of the human diet since before we found fire, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the production of meat at scale is more of a detriment to the environment and the world than a benefit. Across cultures and geographies, animals have been such a vital part of the food chain that […]

Steering innovation toward the public good

Pete Buttigieg Contributor Share on Twitter Pete Buttigieg currently serves as the 19th Secretary of Transportation, having been sworn in on February 3, 2021. Millennia ago, some unnamed innovator created humanity’s most famous early invention: the wheel. And ever since, the story of transportation has been one of human creativity, innovation, and technology. From e-scooters […]

With $8M seed round, Protai leverages the proteome to speed up drug discovery

Tech is an increasingly important part of the complex drug discovery and testing process, and with advances in processing power and algorithms it is tapping new areas for analysis. Proteomics, the domain of proteins and their interactions is up next, and Protai is one startup getting to work on it after raising an $8M seed […]

The fish is driving again

Truly there is nothing new under the sun if, when one learns that a goldfish can drive, the immediate response is “again?” But while today’s icthyological innovation may bear superficial, scale-deep if you will, similarity to fish-driven vehicles of yesteryear, there is an important new aspect: in this case, the goldfish has actually learned to […]

Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

As a remote island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand is experiencing the stirrings of a burgeoning startup scene. The country has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments from the government and foreign investors have significantly increased access to early-stage venture capital funding. Now, certain industries are emerging as potential areas […]