farming

High-tech farming

For more than 10,000 years humans have been farming on this planet. Over time farmers have developed tools such as the tractor and fertilizer to make the practice more efficient. Now a team at Pennsylvania State University applied research laboratory is using 3D imaging, machine learning algorithms and the power of a laser to take […]

SciTech Now Episode 339

In this episode of SciTech Now, taking farming to a whole new level; a look into fossil data reveals that vision prompted fish to make the leap onto land; cleaning up nuclear waste; and Science Reporter Dave Mosher tells us about his first space shuttle mission story.

Tech-savvy farming

As populations grow, researchers are applying high-tech science to traditional farming methods to help farmers produce bigger yields that are also drought and disease resistant.

SciTech Now Episode 325

In this episode of SciTech Now, researchers apply tech to traditional farming methods in order to feed earths rising population; a company is creating a community microgrid that will change the way energy is bought and sold; a therapy that can help improve anxiety and PTSD among soldiers returning home from war; and a pre-k […]

How are drones helping farmers keep an eye on crops?

Agriculture may be one of civilization’s earliest innovations, but today, drones and infrared technology are making farming a thing of the future. Where farmers once had to walk the lengths of their fields to look for pests, disease and water damage, drones are helping them monitor their crops from new heights.