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Via: Uproxx
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Though when we say "you" we mean "scientists with the appropriate time and resources to devote to a very fragile and complicated process". Scientists from U.C. Berkeley, Concordia University in Montreal and University of Calgary have developed a fifteen step process using three different genetically modified yeasts to turn glucose into morphine. Eventually, it could be used to produce opiod drugs easier but at the moment it takes 53 gallons of the specialized yeast to create 30 mg of morphine. 

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Via: CNN Money
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A company called SceneTap is putting facial recognition software to good use: analyzing the age and gender ratio of bars and clubs, and reporting the data to you through a phone app. It doesn't recognize individual faces or store data, but it will give a ballpark estimate on how many ladies/fellas are around and their approximate age. There are 50 locations in the Chicago area using SceneTap right now, and they have plans to expand.

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Via: Laughing Squid
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In 2011 the Ardbeg Distillery in Scotland partnered with Texas space research company NanoRacks to launch a vial of unmatured malt and charred oak pieces into orbit. The vial was launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket later that same year while an identical vial was kept as a control in the Ardbeg distillery. On September 12th, 2014 the vial is scheduled to return to Earth so the two can be compared. The hope in the experiment is to see how microgravity conditions affect the maturation process of whisky.
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Room J-407, on the fourth floor of London South Bank university's main block, is an elaborate set, built at a cost of £20,000 by the psychology department; a lab bar, where customers are guinea pigs and the contents of bottles are definitely not what it says on the label. As for its cheery bar staff, they are all psychology students researching the effects of alcohol on behaviour.
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