Development

HarvestPlus, World Food Programme Release Joint Brief on Biofortification

Biofortified varieties of several crops are also bred to be climate smart (e.g., heat and drought tolerant
and require lower levels of inputs such as water); biofortification can help counteract the negative effects of climate change on the nutritional quality of food crops.

Composing thoughts: mental handwriting produces brain activity that can be turned into text

Scientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) designed to restore the ability to communicate in people with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This system has the potential to work more quickly than previous BCIs, and it does so by tapping into one of the oldest means of communications we have — handwriting.