You may ask, what is a drone degree? More universities are offering engineering degrees in the fast-growing field of drones.
Professors are combining robotics and computer science with engineering to provide these degree programs. Nevada is hoping to be the next Silicon Valley in this field.
The US Army just granted a $150 thousand grant to engineer drones to detect radiation and other toxins.
The drone industry is expected to generate over $89 billion over the next few years.
Saint-Gobain has sponsored 7 student teams in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 challenge.
The aim of this international academic architectural competition was to improve education and research in the fields of sustainable architecture and solar energy. This year, 20 student teams representing 41 universities from 16 countries and three continents have presented full-scale prototypes of the sustainable, comfortable, innovative and affordable solar energy houses they designed.
Take a look at the top contenders:
As soon as all the materials were gathered to start the next phase of the project, pots were prepared and filled with dirt for the growth study. Research is being done still as to what amount of rye grass per pot to add, however, ratios of how much nutrients to give the plants has been decided. With all of the specific steps still being decided, here is a series of images to illustrate what was carried out so far.
Before now it would take 2 hands (all 8 fingers and 2 thumbs) to screw in a light bulb. 1 set to hold the new bulb and the other to unscrew the spent bulb, then screw the new bulb in. Well, things are changing. Thanks to research at MIT you’ll have a couple of extra fingers to accomplish more with more. You can use the robot fingers to hold that new bulb and your fingers on one hand to unscrew the bulb. Now what to do with all of those biological extras…
If you’ve read the children’s tale of Jack, the Giant Killer and his adventures scaling the beanstalk (or some version of this story that has been handed down in a non-US culture), you know that climbing high can have its rewards and its challenges. Vertical farms may bring a new language to farming around the globe – as we climb ever higher to feed our expanding world population.
Vertical farming is a way in which smaller spaces can be used to produce quantities of produce and plant life that plots of land don’t allow for in crowded or urban areas. “Simply put, vertical farming means using a multi-level building, preferably within an urban centre, to grow food.” (JP Brown) Check out his full post on LinkedIn: Growing Up, Not Out: The Potential of Vertical Farming
Take a look at some of the companies that are involved with this growing technique. Maybe there’s an employment opp here for you?