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Syrup Becomes More Profitable Thanks to Tech

This piece looks at home the innovations in a field that is less than in the front of our minds when it comes to technoogy leaders. We are talking of course about the people who make maple syrup for a living and how systems of vaccum sealing have helped to make the industry more profitable for the farmers and the state.

Drone Technology To Be Used By Farmers

A look at the soon to be coming testing of new drones for use, not in the military, but in the farming industry. The testing, which will take place in the state of California, may just help to usher in a new generation of sensor drones that will help farmers to do their jobs more easily, manage large crops more simply and reduce the risks associated with chemical exposure.

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Tech Toys

Farmers may not exactly be who you would think of when you think of those people who are likely to embrace the technological revolution,but new research is showing that a growing number of farmers are actually making technology a part of their daily life in a bit to make their farms work better and run smoother than they did without the toys.

Scientific First: Turtles That Pee From Their Mouths

Biologists from the University of Singapore have discovered that a certain Chinese soft-shelled turtle, well-adapted to living at the bottom of brackish (salty) muddy swamps, coming to the surface to breathe the air, would immerse their heads in puddles when their swamps dry up.  To you and I, such an observation might not cause even the slightest curiosity, but to Y. K. Ip and his team, it was curiosity that led them to discover a truly unique animal - a turtle that pees through its mouth.

Size Of Tiger Brain Challenges Scientific Assumptions About Social Animals

At Oxford University, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) has been studying the brain size of four large cats -- leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers -- in relation to their average overall size. The largest brain by length measurement is the lion's , but the volume of the tiger's brain, contrary to the researchers' expectation, is larger than the lion's brain relative to body size. So what's the big deal?

Ancient Mammoths: Russian Scientists Examine Why They Died

Mammoths roamed Europe, Asia and North America in the second half of the Pleistocene era and died out about 10 thousand years ago during last ice age. Until recently, many scientists blamed ancient hunters for their extinction. What really killed them and why? Read some answers to this ancient mystery, albeit you walk away with even more questions.

Scientific Miracles: Stem Cell Therapy For Pets

If your 10 year old Labrador Retriever with hip dysplasia could run like a pup again, would you consider it a miracle? Or if your horse could be freed from arthritic pain without drugs and be able to race or jump again, would that be a miracle? Right now, dogs and horses with soft tissue injuries and diseases can be helped with the miracle of science, in the form of a treatment called Vet-Stem Regenerative Medicine (VSRM).

Robot Will Save (Some) Animals From Toxicity Testing



The big yellow robot in the picture above has the potential to save at least some innocent animals from being poisoned, and that's a start. The big yeller' is a high-throughput robot capable of testing thousands of cell-based chemical tests at a time, enabling toxicity results in a matter of hours, as opposed to years of animal testing. read more »

Scientists Create Glow-In-The-Dark Cats


They're cute, white, and fluffy - and they glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet light. The cats are actually clones. They're also the first cats to be cloned with a manipulated fluorescence protein gene. read more »