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Planet Earth is getting greener, and oddly enough, that’s probably not a good sign

A new study suggests that additional carbon dioxide emissions have caused a huge increase in plant foliage. Though apparently positive at first glance, the data may actually signify more complex environmental issues.
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Throwable ‘seed bombs’ sprout wildflowers that support our dwindling bee population

Hunger is a problem around the world, and much of the earth's food supply is dependent on a dying breed of bees. That's why San Francisco-based startup Seedles is growing 1 billion wildflowers to help the global bee population…
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SkySafe bombards unauthorized drones with radio waves to wirelessly bring them down

SkySafe has announced a drone detection system that can identify and track drones. The system then uses radio frequency signals to wirelessly bring down any drones flying in private airspace without proper authorization or…

Want to eat better? Modus makes it easy to manage your nutrition

Looking to improve the quality of food you eat? Calorie counting can be time consuming, but Modus is looking to change that. The device is basically a portable scale that works with your phone, tracking all the nutrients you need during the…

480TB of storage in a single chassis: check out the Backblaze Pod 6.0

Need some extra storage? You can build a 480TB server, if you really want to. Backblaze designed it, and open sourced the hardware, so anyone crazy enough to try can buy the parts and get started.

Extend your phone’s battery life and storage capacity with the KuPower

Sleek and silver, the KuPower not only recharges your phone and serves as an external storage drive, but also diagnoses the health of your phone's battery. Head on over to its Kickstarter to learn more.
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Drones are delivering drinks at a cafe in the Netherlands

The only way to make bars better? Have drones deliver the drinks. That, at least, is the premise behind the world's first drone cafe, which has just opened its doors in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.
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Drones are helping scientists find biofuel-producing plants

Researchers studying sorghum plants as a biofuel source are turning to drones as a way of collecting data about their crops. The drone surveillance program for plants is being developed by smart drone technology pioneer Near Earth Autonomy…

MINI’s URBAN-X startup accelerator envisions a better life for city dwellers

MINI and HAX have announced the first nine companies in its URBAN-X startup accelerator program. Each company pursues technology solutions intended to provide better lives for city dwellers.
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iBubble, an autonomous drone camera, takes users under the sea

First came the camera. Then the underwater camera. And now, there's the diving drone camera. As tech continues to reach new heights, we're exploring new depths of the seas thanks to the iBubble, the autonomous underwater camera.
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Bad news, terrorists: UW’s new long range bomb-sniffing system can fit onto a drone

New technology developed by UW Madison uses a small fusion device to detect bombs, mines, and other objects up to three feet underground. Questions on its safety and effectiveness remain, however.