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Oct 15, 2020

Google reveals Mineral crop-inspecting robots

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

Robots will help farmers analyze crops to determine how to get better yields. Re-sharing from BBC.


The project will analyse every leaf on every crop, helping farmers tend the fields.

Oct 15, 2020

Australlite: There have been lots of posts about SpaceX StarLink starting services in Australia

Posted by in categories: education, food, government, health, internet, satellites, security

In 2016, I proposed LEO HTS Mega Constellation a viable solution for Australia’s broadband national coverage. I have been doing research on these constellations right from the beginning and they are inevitable!


Introduction

Utilizing the announced Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites constellations of OneWeb, SpaceX, LeoSat & Samsung to provide high speed connectivity to entire Australian continent with performance better than fiber networks. This project can eliminate high cost NBN roll out to scattered populations and will considerably improve disaster management. Providing high speed connectivity for mobile communication, internet, high resolution TV broadcast as well as utilizing technologies like IoT & Cloud for improvement in security, education, health, agriculture, livestock farming, mineral resources, wildlife, and environment without any coverage black-spots. This network will not require any infrastructure installations and will help the Government to generate revenues by issuing spectrum licenses to local as well as foreign investors for providing services directly to the end user.

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Oct 14, 2020

Alphabet’s New Moonshot Is to Transform How We Grow Food

Posted by in categories: food, genetics, solar power, sustainability

Mineral’s plant buggy looks like a platform on wheels, topped with solar panels and stuffed with cameras, sensors, and software.


But maybe there’s a better way—and Mineral wants to find it.

Like many things nowadays, the key to building something better is data. Genetic data, weather pattern data, soil composition and erosion data, satellite data… The list goes on. As part of the massive data-gathering that will need to be done, X introduced what it’s calling a “plant buggy” (if the term makes you picture a sort of baby stroller for plants, you’re not alone…).

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Oct 14, 2020

Disney World McDonald’s to be first net-zero fast food restaurant

Posted by in categories: food, solar power, sustainability

Sustainability comes to the happiest place on Earth! Solar power helps make this Disney World McDonald’s one of the first net-zero fast food restaurants.

Oct 14, 2020

New Technology Accelerates Crop Improvement with CRISPR

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics

Researchers know how to make precise genetic changes within the genomes of crops, but the transformed cells often refuse to grow into plants. One team has devised a new solution.


Scientists who want to improve crops face a dilemma: it can be difficult to grow plants from cells after you’ve tweaked their genomes.

A new tool helps ease this process by coaxing the transformed cells, including those modified with the gene-editing system CRISPR-Cas9, to regenerate new plants. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Specialist Juan M. Debernardi and Investigator Jorge Dubcovsky, together with David Tricoli at the University of California, Davis Plant Transformation Facility, Javier Palatnik from Argentina, and colleagues at the John Innes Centre, collaborated on the work. The team reports the technology, developed in wheat and tested in other crops, October 12, 2020, in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

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Oct 14, 2020

Seaweed may be the solution to our plastic crisis. A London startup is making edible packaging out of it

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Edible packaging from sea weed. 😃


The plastic-like seaweed packaging made by Notpla is biodegradable within six weeks, compared to hundreds of years for synthetic plastics.

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Oct 13, 2020

Home security cams hacked in Singapore, and stolen footage sold on adult websites

Posted by in categories: food, habitats, internet, security

* Unsecured home security cameras hijacked * Stolen images circulate on Discord * Everyone needs to take IoT security more seriously.

In Singapore it’s not at all uncommon today for people to have IP cameras all over their homes.

And, of course, the more people who installed internet-connected cameras throughout their private residences the more you would be considered odd if you hadn’t jumped on the bandwagon, and put cameras in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, sometimes even with a view of even more private areas of your house.

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Oct 12, 2020

Can magnetic refrigeration improve the storage of foods?

Posted by in category: food

Circa 2015


A look at the application of fluctuating magnetic fields, especially the Cells Alive System (CAS), in food refrigeration.

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Oct 11, 2020

Swiss scientists fight food waste at the nano level

Posted by in categories: food, nanotechnology

In Switzerland researchers are trying to help tackle the food waste challenge using nanotechnology.

Oct 10, 2020

IKEA Envisions the Home of Tomorrow — Including Spirulina and Aquaponic Farms

Posted by in categories: food, habitats, sustainability

IKEA Poland has gathered a multidisciplinary team to imagine how we can integrate a more eco-friendly lifestyle into our future homes. In the centre of Szczecin, Poland, the results are showcased in the Home of Tomorrow — a spacious, plant-filled living environment where visitors can get inspired on how to turn their own homes into healthier and more sustainable spaces.

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