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How Plants sense their ambient

As I am preparing a course on Digital Transformation I am searching the web for advances in sensing technologies and, of course, there is always quite a bit to learn from Nature. I bumped onto an article reporting the latest discovery on how plants sense the world. I guess we …

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TTM 2018 Overview – II

Keeping on the reporting from TTM 2018. Neuroscience and Brain The evolution of Brain Machine Interfaces is expected to progress at an accelerated pace in the coming decade, thanks to a multitude of research endeavor in many parts of the world. Work is progressing both in the area of non-invasive …

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From farm to factory

Just last month I reported on Vertical farming as an alternative agriculture. Now I saw a news on fully robotised agriculture, looking much more like a factory than a farm. Iron Ox, an appropriate name I would say, a California company based in San Carlo, is demonstrating a completely automated …

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Vertical Harvest

This Summer I spent a (short) one-week vacation in Jackson Hole, WY, and right in front of the hotel was a strange looking building, several stories high made of steel and glass, with illumination through the day and night in green, blue, magenta and yellow (look at the clip). It …

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Thinking differently

The Future is already here (it is just unevenly distributed… as William Gibson said), tomorrow is going to be faster, cheaper, healthier … And yet, what if the future will be different? If we take a look at macro-scale, indeed tomorrow looks very much like today. Actually, if we were …

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Where is the USB socket on the tomato plant?

Over ten years ago researchers studied microbial fuel cells MFCs. These are cells that use microbes to produce electricity. Microbes as part of their metabolisms split molecules and out of this split electrons are mobilised. Since then several progresses have been made and the first practical applications are now being considered …

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