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Big Fridge Is Watching You

Smart technologies will mean healthier eating

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Big Fridge Is Watching You
Infographic: Jude Buffum

Alongside flying cars and jet packs, the high-tech kitchen of tomorrow has been a staple of futuristic articles and exhibitions for more than a century. Designs have revolved around the themes of automation and some degree of machine intelligence but have generally failed to make any impact on our domestic lives. Now the rising tide of network and wireless technologies is finally turning the smart kitchen into reality.

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How Nanotech Can Foil Counterfeiters

These tiny mechanical ID tags are unclonable, cheap, and invisible

10 min read
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What's the largest criminal enterprise in the world? Narcotics? Gambling? Human trafficking?

Nope. The biggest racket is the production and trade of counterfeit goods, which is expected to exceed US $1 trillion next year. You've probably suffered from it more than once yourself, purchasing on Amazon or eBay what you thought was a brand-name item only to discover that it was an inferior-quality counterfeit.

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