Fiber foods

Launch of The Supplant Company’s fiber-based sugar in the United States

When it comes to growing major crops like corn, rice, wheat and sugar cane, there is often an abundance of raw materials left after harvest. Called agricultural side streams, these materials include things like husks, leaves, cobs, and stems. Traditionally, industrial agricultural side streams haven’t been much use, but food waste recycling and a focus […]

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Global medical fiber optic market to reach $1.2 billion by 2026

FACTS AT A GLANCEEditing: 19; Published: January 2021 Executive commitments: 9481 Companies: 43 – Players covered include biolitec AG; Boston Scientific Society; Coherent, Inc.; Nufern; IPG Photonics Corporation; LEONI S.A.; Newport Corporation; OFS Fitel, LLC; Schott AG; Optical solar technologies; Timbercon, Inc.; Trimedyne, Inc.; Vitalcor, Inc. and others. Blanket: All major geographies and key segments […]

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Americans need to eat more fiber-rich foods, researchers say

Less than 10% of American adults eat enough fiber-rich foods, researchers warn, which could increase their risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Dietary fiber is mainly found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. It is often called roughage because it includes the parts of plant foods that the body cannot […]

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Engineers create programmable fiber | MIT News

MIT researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, capable of detecting, storing, analyzing and inferring activity after being sewn into a shirt. Yoel Fink, who is a professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, principal investigator of the Electronics Research Laboratory and lead author of the […]

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MIT engineers create programmable digital fiber – with memory, sensors and AI

Researchers at MIT have created the first textile fiber with digital capabilities, ready to collect, store and analyze data using a neural network. Credit: Anna Gittelson. Photo by Roni Cnaani First, the digital fiber contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program to infer physical activity. MIT researchers have created the first fiber […]