Monday, July 29, 2013

Random Tech Bits

I'm not sure how to categorize this, but here is a story that may have implications not only for farms on Earth, but even settlements of the future on other worlds. From the article:
"The engineers were testing the Lettuce Bot, a machine that can "thin" a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the job by hand."
Meanwhile, in the same article it talks about a company, Agrobot, that is working on a 24-armed machine with optical sensors for harvesting strawberries.

In space news, there's a Kickstarter project out there for launching space payloads via a spiraling slingshot-type device called the "slingatron". Although only small prototypes have been built, the hope is to build a much larger device that works by spinning the object along a spiral track at a particular frequency.

And in this article here, you can read about how neuroscientists are working on implanting false memories in the brains of mice.

I can only imagine where that kind of experimentation is going to lead.

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