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MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

By | Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Food, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, hydroponics, machine learning, MIT, Science

The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no point now that machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors. The future of pesto is here.

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Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar, the DJI of the sea

By | drones, eCommerce, Exit, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, M&A, openrov, Recent Funding, Science, Startups, TC, underwater drone

What lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7 million Series A for Sofar Ocean Technologies, a new startup formed from a merger he orchestrated between underwater drone maker OpenROV and sea sensor developer Spoondrift. Together, they’re teaming up […]

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OffGridBox raises $1.6M to charge and hydrate rural Africa with its all-in-one installations

By | Africa, Funding, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, Rwanda, solar, Solar Power, TC

The simplest needs are often the most vital: power and clean water will get you a long way. But in rural areas of developing countries they can both be hard to come by. OffGridBox is attempting to provide both, sustainably and profitably, while meeting humanitarian and ecological goals at the same time. The company just raised $1.6 million to pursue its lofty agenda.

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Reef-rejuvenating LarvalBot spreads coral babies by the millions

By | climate change, conservation, Gadgets, GreenTech, Robotics, Science

The continuing die-off of the world’s coral reefs is a depressing reminder of the reality of climate change, but it’s also something we can actively push back on. Conservationists have a new tool to do so with LarvalBot, an underwater robot platform that may greatly accelerate efforts to re-seed old corals with healthy new polyps.

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This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

By | Berkeley, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, Science, uc-berkeley, Water

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out the tap. But for billions it’s not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berkeley, where a team is working on a water-harvesting apparatus that requires no power and can produce water even in the dry air of the desert. Hey, if a cactus can do it, why can’t we?

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Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)

By | Accelerator, Advertising Tech, Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Augmented Reality, Automotive, Banking, Biotech, Blockchain, Book Review, Brazil, Built In, Cannabis, Cloud, Collaborative Consumption, Community, Crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, Developer, Distributed Ledger, Diversity, Earnings, eCommerce, Education, Enterprise, entertainment, Europe, Events, finance, Food, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Gaming, Government, GreenTech, Hack, Hardware, Health, Hiring, Mobile, Social, Startups, TC

Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” area, followed by our startup awards dinner and fantastic party and celebration of European startups! The event is run in partnership […]

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