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China's Deliverymen Face Robot Revolution as Parcel Demand Soars

BEIJING, China —At Beijing’s sprawling Renmin University of China, two shiny new couriers dart through throngs of students to deliver parcels throughout the day. But they’re not typical Chinese deliverymen. Bright red, grey and black, they are the robot postmen of the future, and are controlled from a command centre 40 kilometers (25 miles) away by e-commerce giant JD.com. The robots are ...

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BoF Exclusive | With Lab-Grown Leather, Modern Meadow Is Engineering a Fashion Revolution

NEW YORK, United States — In 2010, archaeologists digging in a cave complex in Armenia discovered what they believed to be the world’s oldest surviving example of leather footwear. Dating back to approximately 3500 BC, the simple cowhide shoe was made long before Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids of Giza. But it’s safe to say that humans have worn clothing made ...

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