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Appliance Science: The warm physics of sous vide cooking

A different approach to heat can make a big difference in the taste of food. Appliance Science looks at the warm (but not boiling) physics of sous vide cooking.

By March 24, 2015

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The juicy payoff of peeling tomatoes with infrared energy

Using IR blasts and a vacuum chamber, a new process developed by USDA researchers could save water and lead to better canned tomatoes.

By January 30, 2015

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Non-browning apples may be on store shelves soon(ish)

Genetically modified Arctic apples clear a government hurdle and look ahead to landing in a grocery store near you.

By February 17, 2015

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The 404 Show: Caption this photo for a chance to win*

CNET's The 404 Show and Omaha Steaks have joined forces to give two winners a chance to win very tasty prizes, just in time for the holidays.

By December 8, 2014

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'Pink slime' in burgers? McDonald's hires former MythBuster to find out

Beef patties pumped full of hormones, fillers and preservatives? Grant Imahara visits a food-processing plant to discover what exactly goes into a McDonald's burger.

By October 15, 2014

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AmazonFresh vs. supermarket: A hands-on shopping test

CNET's Sharon Vaknin has long hungered to shop for groceries online, and now that AmazonFresh has arrived in San Francisco, she finally can. But how does the experience stack up to a regular supermarket?

By December 17, 2013

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USDA awards $44.6 million for biofuel projects

Projects funded include those utilizing ethanol, biodiesel, and landfill gas made from a variety of renewable biomass resources.

By November 2, 2011

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Inside Fujitsu's cloud-powered farm of the future

Japanese farms are smaller and often less sophisticated than those elsewhere in the world. Can a suite of sensors, services, and -- yes -- cow pedometers from Fujitsu help them compete on a global scale?

By October 15, 2013

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Google says it was cut off from USDA project bid

With Microsoft winning a USDA cloud computing project, Google claims it was denied the opportunity to bid for the agency's business.

By December 9, 2010

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USDA making the move to Microsoft

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is the latest government organization to move the cloud, and has picked Microsoft for the task. The deal covers 120,000 employees.

By December 8, 2010