This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

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Click here to view the embedded video. Natural disasters have a way of showing us how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events often find themselves without some of the most basic necessities of daily life, including access to supplies. Which is why engineers at Hiroshima University in Japan developed a portable bridge that can be used to traverse rugged terrain or rivers, and then folded up like origami when it’s done. Read the rest of This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

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FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

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The FDA has announced a ban on imports of cilantro grown on certain farms in Mexico, as well as heightened scrutiny for Mexican-grown cilantro after a series of inspections uncovered sorely unsanitary practices on sites where the herb was being grown. “Objectionable conditions” were noted by the agency at farms in the state of Puebla, Mexico, including the presence of human feces and toilet paper in growing fields, and the FDA believes that these farms are responsible for hundreds of cases of the parasitic illness cyclosporiasis in the US in recent years. Read the rest of FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

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