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Tag: Farm

Robotic Tractor Kills Weeds with Lasers

Robotic Tractor Kills Weeds with Lasers
Sure Old MacDonald had a farm, but did he have an Autonomous Weeder robot from Carbon Robotics? I think not. E-I-E-I-O indeed! The Autonomous Weeder, designed to kill weeds without harming the soil or water, scans the ground with its 12-camera array, identifies weeds via onboard AI, then kills them with high-powered carbon dioxide lasers.

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay
Who says farming has to be boring? The Brick Wall built this cool piece of LEGO Technic farm equipment, adding it to his already impressive collection of machines. He actually created two hay rakes. One is a modern-day farm implement, and one is inspired by the rakes of yesteryear.

Swiss Researchers Invent System to Text Shepherds When Sheep Are under Attack

Swiss Researchers Invent System to Text Shepherds When Sheep Are under Attack
Apparently, sheep herding is big business in some parts of Switzerland and elsewhere in the world. The problem for Swiss shepherds is that wolves are making return to the area after being gone for about 100 years.

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick
The winner of this year’s James Dyson Award may not be a high-tech smartphone or some other exciting consumer product, but it is innovative and most importantly very practical. Invented by Edward Linnacre, a student at the Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, the AirDrop Irrigation system condenses water vapor from the surrounding air and turns it into water.

Harry Potter Maize Maze: Sending Him Off in Style

Harry Potter Maize Maze: Sending Him Off in Style
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be fully aware that the final Harry Potter movie is coming out this week. Apparently, people are celebrating (and commiserating) this all over the world. Check out what a farmer in the UK decided to do with his corn field.

Russian Cow Barn Gets High Tech, Cows Get to Watch HDTV

Russian Cow Barn Gets High Tech, Cows Get to Watch HDTV
A loving and deep-pocketed farmer read somewhere that dairy cows that see green fields all the time are happier and produce more milk. So he bought a bunch of Samsung 40″ Series 7 LED TVs and had them installed in his cow barn, so now his cows can watch “a non-stop loop of world’s recognized green Swiss Alpine fields.”

The Real Alien Ant Farm

The Real Alien Ant Farm
Remember playing with ant farms when you were a kid? You know, the type where you’d get sand all over the place and proceed to kill all of your insect friends within a matter of minutes as you tried to fill it up?