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Feds' $4.35B for dairy and eggs is cracked, say cloud experts

Coupa, a "cloud-based spend optimization" company, proclaims it can solve the budget crisis. All the US government has to do is, well, act like a business. Oh.

By September 18, 2013


Dairy farm feeds grid with manure and food waste

Five New England dairy farms will make biogas from manure and food waste and then sell electricity onto the grid, giving them a way to make money and recycle organic material.

By April 4, 2011


Novel, midsize wind turbine tested on dairy farm

Start-up Optiwind is testing whether there is a middle ground for wind power to serve schools, farms, and businesses with marginal wind resources.

By October 4, 2010


Using a dairy farm to power your server farm

New research out of HP Labs suggests building data centers near dairy farms to leverage the energy that can be derived from the manure cows produce every day.

By May 18, 2010


Teat tweet: Dairy cows udderly into Twitter

Dairy cows on a farm in Canada have joined the Twitter herd, tweeting about milk production. The project aims to get consumers to think about where their food comes from.

By May 18, 2010


'Smart cows' can text owners when mooood strikes

A U.K. research project will equip dairy cows with the same sensor used in Wii controllers to alert farmers by text if they're getting sick or they're, um, in heat.

By February 22, 2012


Facebook gets 6,600-pound chocolate thumbs-up

Cadbury Dairy Milk pulls delicious Facebook stunt by live-streaming the construction of a huge chocolate thumbs-up--a thank you for reaching 1 million fans.

By January 18, 2012


Moo-Tube: Russian cows get LCD TVs

Cud it out! A dairy farm in Russia is trying to turn its cattle into TV junkies by installing Samsung LCD TVs in a barn. The goal: better milk.

By March 27, 2010


Robot cowboys get cows moooving on the range

Researchers set loose a real-life electric rustler to round up livestock, and say the cows fared well with their new robotic herder.

By November 20, 2013


Biohackers crowdfund milk-protein vegan cheese, minus the cows

A vegan-cheese project on Indiegogo aims to replicate cheese from cows' milk without involving any mammals.

By July 7, 2014