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Agriculture
See the World’s First Fully Electric, Self-Driving Tractor
self-driving tractor
Agriculture
See the World’s First Fully Electric, Self-Driving Tractor
Monarch Tractor’s all-electric, self-driving tractor could save farmers money, while also benefiting the environment.
May 16, 2021

Monarch Tractor’s all-electric, self-driving tractor could save farmers money, while also benefiting the environment.

Agriculture
Metal-Eating Trees Could Clean Up Abandoned Mines
Metal-Eating Trees Could Clean Up Abandoned Mines
Agriculture
Metal-Eating Trees Could Clean Up Abandoned Mines
Phytomining, a technique that uses trees to soak the metals out of contaminated soil, could offer new ways to mine for metals that are more sustainable than the existing, environmentally destructive methods.
May 1, 2021

Phytomining, a technique that uses trees to soak the metals out of contaminated soil, could offer new ways to mine for metals that are more sustainable than the existing, environmentally destructive methods.

Insects
Is Death by Pee Our Next Pesticide?
urine pesticide
Insects
Is Death by Pee Our Next Pesticide?
It may not be your number one idea, but having beetles pee themselves to death could be the next pesticide.
May 1, 2021

It may not be your number one idea, but having beetles pee themselves to death could be the next pesticide.

Agriculture
Farming Robot Kills 100,000 Weeds per Hour With Lasers
farming robot
Agriculture
Farming Robot Kills 100,000 Weeds per Hour With Lasers
Carbon Robotics’ Autonomous Weeder is a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then kills them using high-power lasers.
April 25, 2021

Carbon Robotics’ Autonomous Weeder is a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then kills them using high-power lasers.

Agriculture
A Seaweed Diet Could Eliminate Most of Cows’ Greenhouse Emissions
cows methane emissions
Agriculture
A Seaweed Diet Could Eliminate Most of Cows’ Greenhouse Emissions
Researchers found that feeding dairy cows just a touch of seaweed dramatically lowered the amount of methane emissions they released.
April 25, 2021

Researchers found that feeding dairy cows just a touch of seaweed dramatically lowered the amount of methane emissions they released.

Food
We Don't Have to Eat Insects. But Feeding Them to Animals Could Save the Planet
edible insects
Food
We Don't Have to Eat Insects. But Feeding Them to Animals Could Save the Planet
Edible insects could more than make up for the world's protein deficiency while cleaning up waste and using fewer resources. But we don't have to eat them. We can use them in animal feed instead.
April 18, 2021

Edible insects could more than make up for the world's protein deficiency while cleaning up waste and using fewer resources. But we don't have to eat them. We can use them in animal feed instead.

Locusts
How Tech Helped Beat Back Locust Swarms in East Africa
locust swarms east africa
Locusts
How Tech Helped Beat Back Locust Swarms in East Africa
Billions of locusts descended on East Africa in 2020, where new technology helped stop their spread.
April 17, 2021

Billions of locusts descended on East Africa in 2020, where new technology helped stop their spread.

Food Waste
Ex-Walmart Employee Aims to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem with AI
food waste solutions
Food Waste
Ex-Walmart Employee Aims to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem with AI
Food waste makes up nearly a quarter of landfill material. A new startup aims to change that by automating the process of trucking produce with artificial intelligence.
April 10, 2021

Food waste makes up nearly a quarter of landfill material. A new startup aims to change that by automating the process of trucking produce with artificial intelligence.

Aerospace
Space Bacteria Could Help Astronauts Grow Plants on Mars
grow plants on mars
Aerospace
Space Bacteria Could Help Astronauts Grow Plants on Mars
A brand new species of bacteria has been discovered on the International Space Station — and it could one day help astronauts grow plants on Mars.
April 3, 2021

A brand new species of bacteria has been discovered on the International Space Station — and it could one day help astronauts grow plants on Mars.