Misapplied Sciences and Delta’s Personalized Flight Information Displays

The new tech, called Parallel Reality, aims to make the airport stress-free

Following a preview at CES in 2020, today Delta launches a personalized flight monitor, its latest tool to make airport journeys smoother. The initial deployment is at Detroit’s DTW airport in the McNamara Terminal, and we were among the first to experience this glimpse into the future. For many travelers, regardless of airline apps and alerts, a peek at the flight information display is still …

Scientists Engineer Plants to Grow in Total Darkness

New research published in the journal Nature Food reveals that scientists have invented a way for plants to grow in total darkness. To do so, researchers used a process called artificial photosynthesis, where they fed acetate to plants as a carbon source, allowing them to bypass natural photosynthesis. They tested this on yeast, green algae, fungal mycelium, cowpea, tomato, tobacco, rice, canola and green pea, …

Scientists Create Robot Fish That Collect Microplastics

Scientists at Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University have invented tiny, self-propelled robot fish that can be programmed to remove free-floating microplastics from the sea by latching onto and absorbing them into its self-healing body. Inspired by nacre, commonly referred to as mother of pearl, researchers set out to create a similar sea-worthy material. They did so by “layering various microscopic sheets of molecules according …