Realitively cheap drones with advanced senors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage
source:”Agricultural Drones” MIT Technology Review, 2014 [http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/526491/agricultural-drones/]
thesis: Easy-to-use agricultural drones equipped with cameras, for less than $1000.
data: Drones can provide famers with multiple types of detailed views. Close monitoring of crops could improve water and pest management.
source: “Solar Aero’s Bladeless Wind Turbine” written by Phillip Proefrock on 04/05/10 [http://www.ecogeek.org/wind-power/3151]
thesis: Bladeless turbine offeres several advantages versus blade style turbines. It does not present danger to wildlife or military surveillance.
data: The turbine also should have fewer maintenance requirements, leading to lower lifetime operating costs. Total operating costs over the lifetime of the unit are expected to be about $0.12/kWh.