Neuralink Implant Moving Toward Human Trials

Elon Musk hopes coin-sized computer implants may soon bring sight to the visually impaired and movement to the paralyzed.

However, the first project for his Neuralink Corporation is to win approval for a brain-computer interface (BCI) to be tested in humans.  This technology could help someone who, for instance, had a stroke to be able to communicate with their thoughts, making the neuronal spikes from the brain readable by a computer.

Testing has been going on for a while, but human trials […]

Unpacking the Process of Making Cardboard

Cardboard manufacturing is big business, and it keeps growing.

Cardboard has been used to package items for decades, but with the explosive growth of online shopping during the pandemic, it has become a staple in every household. Manufacturers are betting on sustained growth and are investing in huge, vertically integrated operations from pine harvesting to box making. Cardboard is more than 90% recyclable and has a competitive advantage over plastic in an environmentally conscious world.


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By |2022-12-11T00:24:01+00:00December 13, 2022|Tags: , , , |

EV Batteries Made from Recycled Batteries

Ascend Elements is investing $1 billion to build a facility in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to produce lithium-ion cathode materials for electric vehicle batteries.

The battery materials are made from recycled lithium-ion batteries using a “hydro-to-cathode” process that generates no toxic waste and minimal carbon emissions.  The facility will produce 250,000 batteries each year for customers such as Honda, EcoPro, and SK Battery.


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Fully-Autonomous Restaurant in San Francisco

Mezli, which just opened its first restaurant in August 2022, utilizes technology to bring healthy Mediterranean grain bowls to the market.

The initial restaurant is fully-autonomous and housed in a 20-foot shipping container. Their Mediterranean bowls are priced to be affordable, with the flagship bowls starting at $6.99. A Michelin-starred chef assisted with the creation of their menu.

The process begins each day at Mezli’s central kitchen with food preparation. Food is then delivered to the restaurant. Robots at the restaurant receive customer […]

By |2022-09-25T23:56:43+00:00September 27, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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