In our Sunday newsletter, we, as editors, reflect on the past seven days. We do this on the initiative of our cartoonist Albert Jan Rasker. He chooses a subject, draws a picture, and we take it from there.
It’s summer, and it’s Sunday. There is little better than drinking a beer in the sun. It may not be the healthiest option. But what if you could use this habit to help increase food security and take the burden off agriculture and animal husbandry?
Recent Swedish research shows that brewery waste is suitable for growing edible fungi. The same study also explored the possibilities of using waste for biofuel and bioplastics. Conclusion? The potential is huge. French start-up Yeasty is already doing this: they recycle the spent yeast into nutritious, protein-rich flour for plant-based meat or sports food. Read more about it in this article.
More good news. An important step has been taken in the fight against severe migraine and cluster headaches with Salvia’s foil implant.
Here’s what else caught our eye last week:
- Finding paths to unravel the universe’s most profound mysteries
- AI halves development time medical innovations; faster and more reliable methods within reach
- After reaching this era of abundant and free energy, would humanity know how to cope with it?
- Sodium-ion batteries: the promise of cheap, abundant storage
- The road to more successful spin-offs: What needs to change in the Netherlands?
- Money, partnerships, and daring to take risks as the keys to advancing European deep tech forward
Oh, and this newsletter, due to the holiday period, will arrive in your digital mailbox from next week in a slightly simplified form.
Have an innovative, sunny week!