In early December, California-based Bolt Threads launched its latest product, a knitted hat. Designed by its partner company, Best Made, the “Cap of Courage” looks similar to many winter hats. However, what makes the hat unique is its combination of wool with a bioengineered spider silk produced using genetically modified yeast that, when fermented, generates proteins that can be spun into a fibre. The company says the material makes the hat ‘soft yet durable’.
The CropTec Show’s unique blend of innovative trade stands and topical seminar sessions has again proved a strong draw for progressive arable farmers and agronomists looking to improve technical and business performance. Over 4000 visitors flocked to the two-day event, which was held on 29th and 30th November at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. More than 170 companies, many at the forefront of arable innovation, filled the exhibition halls at the show.
CropTec has become one of my highlight diary dates. It’s gained a reputation as the UK’s leading knowledge exchange event in the sector, but what’s so enjoyable is the informal atmosphere. Great technical content, people and knowledge exchange are the event’s focus. The farmers and advisors we’ve interviewed say the same – they leave CropTec with useful practical advice on how to become better at what they do. What’s really appealing to everyone is that the event is free.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".