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agriculture

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Sweet! Scientists developing sugar-filled batteries

Researchers at Virginia Tech say sugar could be the key to cheap, biodegradable batteries that can be refilled.

By Jan. 22, 2014

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White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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New $20 million VC fund targets hot hardware startups

San Francisco's Lemnos Lab is aiming to fund some of the hottest startups in robotics, aerospace, connected devices, and other fields. Already its portfolio companies have raised $35 million in funding.

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Our doom will come sci-fi-style, NASA-funded study says

Uh-oh. The "1 Percent" might just lead to the complete collapse of civilization, according to a study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. But all hope is not lost.

By Mar. 17, 2014

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Japanese scientists create 'Smell-O-Vision' screen

Take a big whiff! You may some day be smelling, as well as seeing, all the action on your TV set thanks to a smelling screen developed by Japanese researchers.

By Apr. 2, 2013

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Agencies: Scrap biofuel support to curb food costs

Report by 10 international agencies adds to growing opposition to biofuels targets and subsidies such as those in Europe, Canada, India, and the United States.

By Jun. 10, 2011

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Cellulosic ethanol maker Range Fuels goes belly up

After shutting its biofuel plant in January, Range Fuels is being forced to sell its assets after failing to make ethanol from wood chips at scale.

By Dec. 5, 2011

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WeatherBill insures farmers from extreme weather

Using cloud-based data analytics, WeatherBill seeks to reduce risks for farmers, as investor interest grows in agriculture and in technologies to adapt to climate change.

By Mar. 2, 2011

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Inside Fujitsu's cloud-powered farm of the future

Japanese farms are smaller and often less sophisticated than those elsewhere in the world. Can a suite of sensors, services, and -- yes -- cow pedometers from Fujitsu help them compete on a global scale?

By Oct. 15, 2013

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$50,000 strawberry-picking robot to go on sale in Japan

This bot uses an imaging system to gauge when berries are ripe. It's perfect for making very expensive jam.

By Sep. 27, 2013