Tuesday, September 28

Design

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A startup that made’cow-free’ milk and ice-cream will soon launch its own cream cheese

What if there was an alternative to plant-based milk products and cow's milk, which was practically the same as the latter — but without having to exploit animals to produce it? That's what California-based company Perfect Day has been working on, using mushrooms to produce milk protein that's "molecularly identical" to that found in cow's milk. That means it can be used to make dairy products like cheese and yogurt. "We were interested in the question of what is in milk ... that gives it incredible versatility and nutrition that is somehow missing from the plant-based milks," co-founder of Perfect Day Ryan Pandya told CNN.The company isolated the gene for whey protein in cow's milk and introduced it to a fungus. When the mushroom is grown in fermentation tanks, it produces whey protein...
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How a company turns air into water for drinking and natural disaster relief

Spanish firm Genaq extracts water through the air with atmospheric generators. The firm can make up to 1.5 million liters a day in water-bottling plants and works in 45 countries. Its water is used in emergencies, natural disasters, droughts, and refugee camps. LoadingSomething is loading. Though extracting water from the air might sound like magic, science and technology ha...