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Artificial intelligence helping the farms: Google's farmer robot

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on November 9, 2020

Artificial intelligence helping the farms: Google's farmer robot

Can you imagine a plantation where each plant was monitored? And where each one received exactly the nutrients it needs by measuring each of its reactions? From the bowels of the still quite unknown Google Laboratory X — that branch of the company always surrounded by a halo of secrecy — comes the robotagricultor! Actually, this project, called Mineral, is much more than that: it is putting artificial intelligence at the service of agriculture…

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The first public bus without driver in Spain

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on October 27, 2020

The first public bus without driver in Spain

The new buses are called EZ10 and are 100% electric. They are presented by the company Alsa, a Spanish subsidiary of the UK company National Express. After a period of trial, they are already available from 7.45 AM to 4 PM at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), circulating at 20 kilometres per hour and for the moment with a driving assistant, expecting to be improved over time. This first model may be used in the future for hospitals, last-mile mobility or tourist use in historic cit…

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New inventions to preserve the oceans

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on October 14, 2020

New inventions to preserve the oceans

Seven-tenths of the world is covered by oceans. They put food on our plates, provide up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe and regulate the climate. Fortunately, there are people working in new technologies that can help keep our oceans healthy…

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A young Indian invents ecological bricks

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on September 24, 2020

A young Indian invents ecological bricks

Binish Desai started working on an eco-friendly brick made from recycling and waste when he was 11 years old. He said to himself that one day he would build the least expensive house in the world for these people, build it with bricks made of chewing gum and waste paper! How? Keep reading… His big inspiration was a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated television series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers…

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A giant mural in Warsaw that absorbs pollution like 780 trees

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on September 10, 2020

A giant mural in Warsaw that absorbs pollution like 780 trees

A giant mural located in Warsaw (Poland), next to the Politechnika metro station, has been painted by local artists Dawid Ryski and Maciek Polak using special pigment. Such pigment has been created as part of the Converse City Forests project that, through murals, aims to cleanse pollution from the environment as if they were real trees. The pigment uses light energy to break down harmful pollutants in the air and turn them into harmless substances like nitrates…

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An aquatic device that can save people

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on August 6, 2020

An aquatic device that can save people

It is estimated that 320,000 people die from drowning every year in the world. Now, a startup in Valencia (Spain), called Proteus Innovation, has created a small device, similar to a drone, designed to help reduce one of the most tragic figures in the sea. This device, one meter long and 12 kilograms of weight, receives the name of 'Nàutic'. It is controlled by radio control, which allows reducing the time it takes to rescue people in the water…

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The biggest recovery in Europe from a contaminated place: 42,000 tons of tar extracted from a toxic lagoon in Madrid, Spain

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on August 4, 2020

The biggest recovery in Europe from a contaminated place: 42,000 tons of tar extracted from a toxic lagoon in Madrid, Spain

With the extracted waste, 60.7 million kilowatts of energy have been obtained through alternative fuel, which is the equivalent of the total energy (thermal and electrical) consumed by 17,416 Spanish households in a year…

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A new air filter capable of killing the coronavirus instantly

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on July 9, 2020

A new air filter capable of killing the coronavirus instantly

A team of researchers from the University of Houston (USA), in collaboration with the Medistar company, has announced the development of a new air filter that is capable of "catching and killing" the coronavirus responsible for Covid-19 instantly. The work has been published in the Materials Today Physics magazine. It has been proved that the virus can stay in the air for about three hours…

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Producing electricity using the shadows

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on June 29, 2020

Producing electricity using the shadows

Solar panels have a main problem, they cannot always be used. They have to be outdoors and it has to be sunny. A new device, developed by a team at the National University of Singapore, takes advantage of the difference between shadows and light to generate energy from darkness, so it is much more effective than solar panels. Its generates energy when part of its solar cells are not receiving direct sunlight…

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Drones bringing medicines

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on June 24, 2020

Drones bringing medicines

In a time of pandemic, drones are being used to reach the most remote rural areas to bring medical supplies. There are companies like Zipline, delivering medical supplies to Ghana and Rwanda, or Zapallar in Chile. Fast delivery allows these items to land as quickly as possible in these rural hospitals…

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