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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.

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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. 

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