Daily Archives: 01.05.2021

Vision for ultra-precision agriculture includes machine-learning enabled sensing, modeling, robots tending crops

A gardener hoping for a crop of the juiciest summer tomatoes might tend to each and every plant in a plot. But a farmer working to feed the world? Researchers believe that may be possible. They’re applying and integrating layers of technologies – including sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high-throughput phenotyping platforms such as drones and small-scale rolling robots that ...

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How Salty is Enceladus’ Ocean Under the ice?

An icy satellite of Saturn, Enceladus, has been a subject of increasing interest in recent years since Cassini captured jets of water and other material being ejected out of the south pole of the moon.  One particularly tantalizing hypothesis supported by the sample composition is that there might be life in the oceans under the ice shells of Enceladus. To ...

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Do you really own your NFT? Understanding the tech – and the risks behind ownership

Opinion Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are on the rise. The blockchain powered digital collectibles have managed to get worldwide attention, despite a general lack of comprehension of how they actually work. A few months ago, NFTs were still specialist items. Now they are being auctioned at premier auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, with some artwork being acquired for millions ...

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Automox Raises $110M To Help IT In Post-COVID World

Boulder, Colorado-based Automox closed a $110 million Series C led by Insight Partners, looking to expand its platform and give companies’ IT departments better vision into what is going on as workforces get more distributed. The new round also included investments by funds managed by Blackstone and existing investors Koch Disruptive Technologies and TechOperators. Founded in 2016, the company has ...

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