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Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota
Corn/maize variant that doesn't need fertilizer in poor soil because it has weird aerial root structure actively secreting goop that support nitrogen fixation bacteria, so in theory easier/more sustainable agriculture without fertilizer, but the thing is a bit more tree-like and takes 2-3x as long to grow ears. Still neat though.
maize  corn  aerial  root  structure  nitrogen  fixation  biology  research  agriculture  mexico 
august 2018 by asteroza
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC News Releases Mitsubishi Electric's SeaAerial Antenna Uses Seawater Plume
Hrm, so if you disguise your USV as a whale blowing spray to radio out, it might be unnoticed as a USV...
seawater  jet  plume  fountain  virtual  radio  RF  aerial  antenna  research  technology  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Skybox likely used this middleware code to link openCV and other image object recognition software to bulk process satellite imagery for their service, as they originally had been using Hadoop to process their imagery.
MR4C  mapreduce  C  C++  native  code  execution  hadoop  google  skybox  opensource  software  remote  sensing  imagery  image  picture  photo  machine  vision  object  recognition  bulk  processing  aerial  surveillance  satellite  geospatial  Delicious 
march 2015 by asteroza
Using quadcopters to survey construction sites. Now partnering with Komatsu to provide automated site surveys for use by autonomous construction equipment.
UAV  drone  helicopter  quadcopter  HD  video  surveillance  startup  construction  aerial  terrain  mapping  survey  photography  site  komatsu  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
senseFly: Home
AR.drone guys are breaking out into the low cost aerial survey UAV market with 2 flying wing designs.
AR.Drone  wing  drone  hardware  UAV  RC  aerial  flying  surveillance  survey  eBee  devices  electronics  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
Icon Polymer
Interesting new hose for probe&drogue aerial refueling systems, which allows power and data transfer at the drogue end unit via a clamping device, as well as telemetry of the end unit, which would be helpful for positioning. An interesting possibility is data transfer from surveillance as their current data collection is starting to exceed reasonable radio transmission capabilities. So, instead of waiting until a UAV returns to the ground to offload data, a UAV could offload data to a command tanker aircraft in theater.
aerospace  transfer  technology  refueling  drogue  cable  data  aerial  IconIC  fiber  flexible  research  probe  power  optic  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza
Tacocopter: One-click Taco Delivery in the SF Bay Area
This feels like something out of some cyberpunk novel. Fake website since it is still basically illegal to use UAV's for commercial work due to the FAA, for now, nevermind the difficulty involved. Domino's japan has an iPhone ordering app that grabs GPS coordinates so a pizza can be delivered to your exact location, so this is the next logical step in mobile apps/food delivery as well. If this kind of usage takes off, we are going to need to seriously discuss the issues surrounding collision avoidance and local airspace control, probably beyond something simple like transponders, more like AIS (vehicle ID,location, state vector, perhaps expected flightpath or destination). Also, you just know Dr. Claw must be involved with the Lobstercopter...
Lobstercopter  VTOL  range  short  commercial  UAV  drone  helicopter  quadcopter  food  aerial  delivery  unmanned  taco  tacocopter  Delicious 
march 2012 by asteroza

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