Category Archives: environmental technology

Define Endemism Please!

cubaEndemisim – click on the word to read more and see this video!

Hint Cuba is a prime example.

Because they are  isolated, islands make for natural experiments in evolution, with many islands hosting species that found nowhere else. This phenomenon is called endemism.

New Colors for limes?

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…redder flesh could actually be healthier.

The limes’ new healthier color is from anthocyanins (AN-thoh-CY-uh-nins). These are natural red and violet plant pigments.

What do you think?

 

Robots Take to the Water!

water botsDid you realize there are so many bots in the water?

High Tech Farming- Drones, GPS, & ROBOTS!

 

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Examples of remote sensing in agriculture, top to bottom: vegetation density, water deficit and crop stress.

Image: Susan Moran/NASA

High Tech Farming now includes Drones, GPS, ROBOTS and more, oh my!

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.

What’s next?

CMU inventions among Popular Science’s Best of What’s New!

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Four inventions that trace their roots back to Carnegie Mellon University are among Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” for 2014. Check it out!
What is your favorite?
Why?

Art Park to Generate Wind Energy

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It’s a park that generates wind energy!

What do you think?

Citizen Science – Yes, that’s you!

reefquestYou can get involved.

Dissect panoramic images, report baby laughter, track species, and more!

What would YOU like to do?