Drones to plant billion trees

planting trees, using drones

Drones plant thousands of times more seeds and only needs one worker to pilot multiple drones

Drones to plant a billion trees?

According tot Lauren Fletcher, former engineer at NASA and CEO of BioCarbon Engineering, this is possible.

Flatcher has developed drones that will carry pre-germinated seeds, dropping them in pods from 3 meters above the ground. With drones, he claims to be able to replant 36,000 trees a day.

That’s about one billion trees per year at 15% of the costs of hand plantation. Read More

MIT Ultrathin Solar Cell

MIT Ultrathin Solar Cell

The solar cell generates a lot of energy per weight: about 6 watts per gram which is about 400 times more than an average silicone solar cell.

MIT Researchers have developed a very thin, lightweight and flexible solar cell.

In the future, the technology allows solar cells to be used for caps, smart phones, paper and even a helium balloon. Read More

Precision Agriculture Technologies for Dry Area

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Maximising data driven technology in the Agriculture

In previous blogs we mentioned the increasing issues in dry areas in the world. Think of Sao Paulo, Brazil and California, USA, with almost no water anymore in lakes, rivers and aquifers.

All kind of measures have been taken to increase the water use of people and industries. But which technologies are available to increase the water use in agriculture and still can rely on better harvests?
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Two more breakthrough technologies 2014

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These advances technologies 2014 solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology.

They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.