Researchers are working on new smart cameras to help the visually impaired
Standing in the grocery store, you scan the peanut butter jars looking for the one on your list. Your eyes flit from label to label until they land on the familiar red, blue and green jar, and you reach to ...
U.K. grocery store to power itself on biogas generated from its own food waste
Predators have outsized influence over habitats, research says
A grasshopper's change in diet to high-energy carbohydrates while being hunted by spiders may affect the way soil releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to Yale and Hebrew University researchers ...
Grocery store chain mixes high and low tech to increase sales
Enticing words on bags of potato chips have a lot to say about social class, researchers find
(PhysOrg.com) -- Like politicians who adopt regional accents to appeal to local audiences, the manufacturers of potato chips vary the wording on their bags to convey their products' authenticity in different ...
California to be first US state to ban plastic bags
California governor Jerry Brown said he will approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make the western US state the first to outlaw them.
Research finds mandatory meat labels economically not worth the fight
When you pick up a pound of meat from the grocery store, have you noticed the label indicating where the meat originated? According to new research, most shoppers have no idea the label exists—but that ...
Killer apps that could keep you healthy
For those wanting to keep their distance from health threats like E. coli-contaminated lettuce or the flu, there are two upcoming apps for that.
Ensuring accuracy of weights and measurements
Americans rely on many measurements of mass and volume in their daily lives, from weighing broccoli at the grocery store to putting gas in the family car. In order to ensure both consumer confidence and uniformity ...
Study finds nearly 50% of retail firewood infested with insects
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology reports that live insects were found in 47% of firewood bundles purchased from big box stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wy ...
E Ink isn't just for e-readers any more
E-readers may be passe, but you could soon see the black-and-white, easy-to-read screens that helped make them a big hit in a lot more places and products.
Alumnus finds solutions for food insecurity through aquaponics
During a routine stop at the grocery store, Miles Medina MS '14 had a random thought. Why couldn't the store grow the very produce it sells on its roof?
Edible coatings for ready-to-eat fresh fruits and vegetables
The scientist who turned fresh-cut apple slices into a popular convenience food, available ready-to-eat in grocery stores, school cafeterias and fast-food restaurants, today described advances in keeping other foods fresh, ...
Daily life shapes sustainable transportation
Imagine your life recreated in data, every car trip, bus ride, grocery store stop and burrito run—including when, why, and with whom you went—represented by blips on a computer.