ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Environment

This department covers the environmental impacts of technology, both helpful and unhelpful, as well as the use of technology to explore and understand the environment and how we are manipulating the physical world through new scientific discoveries.Power generation, recycling, geoengineering, and new discoveries about the environment are all covered here.

CropHopper Crop Health Mapping

CropHopper Crop Health Mapping

ith limited time frames and resources, farming isn’t exactly a walk in the park, especially given today's environmental and economic challenges. Over the decades many technological innovations have made the...

Insect wings that kill bacteria on contact

Insect wings that kill bacteria on contact

ome insect wings such as cicada and dragonfly possess nanopillar structures that kill bacteria upon contact. However, to date, the precise mechanisms that cause bacterial death have been unknown. Using a...

GMO moths are being released to destroy their population

GMO moths are being released to destroy their population

The solution to this costly pest problem is to - according to findings published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology - genetically modify a number of these diamondback moths and realease them into the wild. These genentically modified moths are then able...

KOMPAS

KOMPAS

The field of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning (M.L.) in particular, has developed significantly over the last five years, partially due to advances in hardware and processing power, from companies such as Nvidia, IBM, Microsoft and Google.