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3 cool technologies that could save the world's water

One company uses moss to clean water, while another purifies it by passing it through stone. A third promises a new technology that can cut the cost of turning sea water into drinking water by 70%.<p>All these firms are out of Minnesota, where talent from a longstanding group of industries is …

With Water Running Out, Freight Farms Launches 2015 Farm-In-A-Box

Climate change is real, and it is getting uglier. Global temperatures are continuing to rise, placing enormous strain on water and food supplies throughout the world. Many areas have been hit hard by the climate disruption, but none more prominently than California, where the state has entered its …

Farming

Meet The Startup That Wants To Make Vertical Farming Mainstream

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>A vacant steel factory in Newark is turning into the world’s largest-producing vertical farm. After it begins running …

Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt

Venture capitalists bet on ‘indoor farming,’ lasers that monitor crops and Soylent drinks<p>New technologies that promise to change how food is grown, transported and sold are attracting increased interest from the kinds of investors that have fueled Silicon Valley powerhouses.<p>The money involved in …

Venture Capital

What Happens When Farming Goes High-Tech?

Apr 16, 2015<p>What happens when farming goes high-tech? Well, according to National Geographic, <b>farms that go high tech make more profit</b>! This is due to …

Farming

Multispectral Sensors and Analytics for Agriculture Drones

“Slow and low” aircraft, like the small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) covered in the FAA’s new Part 107 rule, provide a platform for entirely new …

John Deere Autonomous Tractor - John Deere is developing an autonomous tractor that can be used for applications such as spraying and fall tillage. The intelligence system follows GPS satellite instructions by a ground computer which allows the operator to control the tractor remotely.

Meet a Baby-Boomer Couple Farming in Shipping Containers

Freight Farms, the Boston ag-tech start-up that sells fully outfitted hydroponic shipping container farms for around $75,000 a pop, put out a new …

Young Ha

Young Ha (left) and his two partners, Stuart Oda (center) and Kazuho Komoda (right), didn’t have much in the way of farming experience when they quit …

Large Vertical Farm in Singapore Selects Illumitex as LED Lighting Partner

Illumitex, green tech developer and manufacturer of LED grow light technology, announced initial steps in what is expected to be a long-term …

LED Lighting

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

The world is less than 40 years away from a serious problem: producing enough food for 9 billion mouths. But with climate change cutting more than a …

Aquaponics

49ers are "In the mix" for Okung

Michael Silver has tweeted out that the San Francisco 49ers are "in the mix" for the services of Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung. At …

These Photos Of Abandoned Places Around The World Are REAL Creepy

Look if you dare.<p>There are many dangers that await those who seek out abandoned buildings around the world: rotting rafters, rusty tools and weak floors (not to mention the good chance that you could get in trouble for trespassing) -- we don't even want to think about the ghosts.<p>We worked with the …