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Feeding 9 Billion

Step One: Freeze Agriculture’s Footprint<p>For most of history, whenever we’ve needed to produce more food, we’ve simply cut down forests or plowed grasslands to make more farms. We’ve already cleared an area roughly the size of South America to grow crops. To raise livestock, we’ve taken over even …

Agriculture

Here Comes the Space Force? Mike Pence Outlines Steps To Create 6th Branch of the Military

The Trump Administration has been pushing for a Space Force, and we just learned a little more about what that would look like.<p>The Trump Administration has been pushing for the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus solely on U.S. dominance of space. Today, Vice President Mike Pence …

Mike Pence

Giant Solar Drone Breaks Record for Longest Continuous Flight

The company's Zephyr drone stayed airborne for 26 days.<p>Airbus has set a world record for the longest continuously-flying aircraft, thanks to their new solar-powered drone. That drone recently spent just three minutes shy of 26 days in the air without taking a single break for refueling. Airbus …

Drones

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.<p>Monsanto, which became a …

Pesticides

Raspberry Pi Receives Official TensorFlow Artificial Intelligence Framework Support

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested to know that the Google Machine learning software TensorFlow offering and artificial intelligence …

Machine Learning

The Unknowability of the Next Global Epidemic

<b>Disease X</b><p><b>n. A dire contagion requiring immediate attention—but which we don’t yet know about.</b><p>In 2013 a virus jumped from an animal to a child in a …

World Health Organization

Raspberry Pi and machine learning: How to get started

A guide to how to experiment with machine learning on the $35 board.<p>If you want to dabble with machine learning on the $35 Raspberry Pi you've never …

Machine Learning

Essential Tips and Tricks for Starting Machine Learning with Python

We describe some essential hacks and tricks for practicing machine learning with Python. Covers most important libraries, and the overall approach.

Machine Learning

Sorry, Arachnophobes: Terrifying New Study Shows Spiders Can Now Fly

And you thought walking into a spiderweb was bad.<p>Spiders are already the stuff of nightmares. These tiny land octopi with venomous bites and …

Research

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

On Using Hyperopt: Advanced Machine Learning

In Machine Learning one of the biggest problem faced by the practitioners in the process is choosing the correct set of hyper-parameters. And it …

Machine Learning

Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.<p>Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old …

Pesticides

The Fact, Fiction and Future of Blockchain with FoodLogiQ

In this e-book we explore how FoodLogiQ, the leading SaaS provider of traceability, food safety and supply chain transparency solutions, is taking …

Five Facts You Need to Know About the US Farming Industry

The U.S. agriculture market keeps our country, and the rest of the world, fed. It remains the world’s largest agricultural exporter and produces more …

Agriculture

Just as Chipotle Comes Back from Its E.Coli Meltdown, It Has Yet Another Food Safety Scare

It was a rough National Avocado Day for Chipotle (cmg). Not only were its servers overloaded with customers’ requests for free guacamole, it yet …

Environmental Health

A Few More Bad Apples: As The Climate Changes, Fruit Growing Does, Too

The apples won't be harvested until October. But when fourth-generation fruit grower Phil Schwallier walks through his orchard in Sparta, Mich., he already knows which ones he won't be able to sell.<p>"This one's got a little sunburn on it," he says in early July. "A red yellowish color developing …

Agriculture

What machine learning practitioners can learn from data warehousing

TechTarget<p>Follow:<p>As a big data platform, Cloudera is being used by enterprises to make sense of large amounts of data to generate insights on various …

Machine Learning

Living Planet: Climate change and agriculture

Live TV<p>Media Center<br>• All media content<p>Environment | 26.07.2018 | 05:33 mins.<p>Listen to audio 05:33<p>Now live<p>05:33 mins.<p>Climate change means that in many …

Climate Change

WATCH: The Science Behind Why Some Bullets Are More Destructive Than Others

Each year, more than 100,000 Americans are shot. And the wounds to bone and tissue caused by specially designed bullets also are getting more severe, according to surgeons.<p>Not all bullets are created equal. The energy of a bullet is determined by its mass and speed, and its wounding potential …

Science

Machinon Takes the Hard Work Out of Building a Raspberry Pi Home Automation System

Home automation is becoming increasingly popular, and the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to make it easy to create a smart home. There are just …

Raspberry Pi

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

Google's Grand Plan To Make AI Accessible To Developers And Businesses

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Google’s annual user conference, Cloud Next 2018. The company made several announcements that make machine learning and artificial intelligence accessible to both developers and businesses.<p>One of the first announcements came in the form of Cloud AutoML, …

Machine Learning

Einstein’s right again: Star obeys relativity as it whirls around Milky Way’s black hole

<b>News Brief:</b> A 26-year-long observational campaign provides clear evidence of the effect that general relativity has on the motion of a star known as …

Black Holes

New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person's body with a single dose.<p>But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure …

Public Health

Raspberry Pi gets supercharged for AI by Google's Edge TPU Accelerator

The new accelerator for machine-learning models promises to deliver performance far beyond what is possible on an unaided Pi.<p>Performing AI-powered …

Machine Learning

DHS: Russian hackers got into control rooms of US utilities

Russian hackers were able to penetrate the control rooms of hundreds of U.S. utilities last year as part of a campaign against power company vendors …

Korean War

Tiny farm grows giant crop in old Dartmouth shipping container

A 12-metre shipping container that once sent goods overseas is now an urban farm on the Dartmouth waterfront that's feeding customers closer to …

Aquaponics

How the odds ratio confounds: a brief study in a few colorful figures

(This article was first published on <b>ouR data generation</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>The odds ratio always confounds: while it may be …

Top 15 Python Libraries

Python is one of the world most popular and widely used high-level, general-purpose Language. There are many big organization using python for …