The world’s ‘chemical diversity’ tripled in just 20 years

We know alarmingly little about a third of the chemicals produced and sold around the world, a new estimate of "chemical diversity" highlights.

ETH Zurich
Feb. 17, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology business global-trade trends

Don’t buy the hype about a looming bacon shortage

Some reports have indicated that there could be a bacon shortage in 2020, but one economist isn't convinced you need to freak out about your breakfast fave.

Texas A&M University
Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture agriculture food global-trade meat money pigs

Don’t buy the hype about a looming bacon shortage

Some reports have indicated that there could be a bacon shortage in 2020, but one economist isn't convinced you need to freak out about your breakfast fave.

Texas A&M University
Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture agriculture food global-trade meat money pigs

A.I. translation increases global eBay trade

"...the introduction of machine translation is equivalent to reducing distances between countries by 26.1 percent."

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL
May 15, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture artificial-intelligence business consumers global-trade internet translation

Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL
April 19, 2019 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business economics global-trade government money

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