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commercializationDrones and precision farming

Drones are projected to be mostly utilized for precision agriculture and public safety (police, medical and fire departments). One industry group projects an $82 billion economic impact from drones operating in the U.S. in 2015-2025. Precision agriculture management practices can …

futureUrban is better than Rural for the Environment

It is better for the environment for people to live in cities than the same number of people to live in rural areas. Having larger numbers of people occupying a smaller area, confines and contain the human impact. Urbanization reduces …

energyHigh Speed Rail Benefits, Costs, Criticism and Responses

Invensysrail provides an analysis of high speed rail (HSR). HSR investment has commonly resulted in: * reduced travel times; * reduced congestion on established modes of transport; * improved access to markets and commerce; * decreased carbon footprint in comparison …

europeMemcomputing: a computing paradigm to store and process information on the same physical platform

Technology Review – The properties of memelements that make them so good at biological computing has been hard to pin down. Which is where Di Ventra and Pershin come in. They have distilled the essential properties that ought to allow …

energyProtein-based coating prevents immune response against Brain Computer interfaces and duplicating the function of brain tissue onto a silicon chip

Brain-computer interfaces are at the cutting edge for treatment of neurological and psychological disorder, including Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and depression. Among the most promising advance is deep brain stimulation (DBS) — a method in which a silicon chip implanted under the …

carbon nanotubesElon Musk, Tesla Electric Cars, Predicts Half of New Cars will be Electric around 2024-2032

EETimes – In the midst of the Tesla Model S rollout at the company’s California manufacturing plant recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a startling prediction: “In 20 years more than half of new cars manufactured will be fully electric,” …

futureOff topic – My 2011 Tiger Woods Prediction almost Fulfilled

In October 2011, I predicted that Tiger Woods would regain his number one golf ranking. Tiger Woods has won his third official PGA tournament of 2012 and is leading the one year Fedex Cup points race. He also won the …

nanowireNew battery technology could store 9 times as much as current lithium ion batteries

Most batteries are made from lithium ion, and employ carbon as the anode. Other materials perform much better than carbon, and could substantially increase battery capacity. Tin anodes could potentially triple energy density, and silicon anodes might be able to …