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Apple’s most ambitious project to date is a solar farm, $850 million, enough to power all of Apple’s operations in California. This is the single largest investment in solar power by a non-utility. CEO, Tim Cook, says it’s the right thing for the company to do ecologically and financially.
They are based on natue – fruit flies, birds – could you think this way? Mihir invites you to.
He has designed inexpensive highly effective robots for search and rescue based on his observations from naure. Check it out in his TEDx teen talk.
Examples of remote sensing in agriculture, top to bottom: vegetation density, water deficit and crop stress.
Image: Susan Moran/NASA
Wow, just 100 years ago farming in the U.S. went from animal power…to combustion engines!
However, these past 20 years global positioning system (GPS), electronic sensors and other new tools see farming well ensconced in technology.