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In today's edition:

// No-kill meat

// T-1000 metal

// Improving quantum computing

// Wooden city

Sweden will have an entire city made of wood in 2027 | Interesting Engineering

"Is it possible to build an entire city with wood? A Sweden company seems to think so. Urban development company Atrium Ljungberg has unveiled plans to construct the world's largest wooden city in Stockholm. The construction will begin in 2025 and the first buildings are expected to be installed in 2027. It's an ambitious project and the company aims to redefine urban living through "sustainability, innovation and aesthetic excellence," said the company in a press release."

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Microsoft says its weird new particle could improve quantum computers | NewScientist

"[Microsoft says] they have taken a significant step towards building qubits from quasiparticles, which are not true particles but collective vibrations that can emerge when particles like electrons act together. The quasiparticles in question are called Majorana zero modes, which act as their own antiparticle and have a charge and energy that equate to zero. That makes them resilient to disturbances – so they could make unprecedentedly reliable qubits – but also makes them notoriously hard to find."

Liquid metal could turn everyday things like paper into smart objects | Ars Technica

"Liquid metal is already used in smart objects like circuits and wearable sensors—but not as a coating. Inspired by origami, a team of scientists led by Bo Yuan of Tsinghua University in China has figured out a way to formulate liquid metal and apply it with a stamp so it sticks to paper without an adhesive, which has never been possible before. In a study recently published in Cell Reports Physical Science, the scientists showed that paper coated in the metal can be crafted into origami shapes and re-fold itself. The metal coating also conducts heat and electricity. It's like magic. Almost."

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'No kill' meat, grown from animal cells, is now approved for sale in the U.S. | Technology Networks

"GOOD Meat, a division of Eat Just, Inc., announced that it has received approval from the USDA for its first poultry product, cultivated chicken, grown directly from animal cells, to be sold in the U.S. 'This announcement that we're now able to produce and sell cultivated meat in the United States is a major moment for our company, the industry and the food system,' said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of GOOD Meat and Eat Just."

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