Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots

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Spread the loveTweet GV (formerly Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million investment in Abundant Robotics, a company building apple-picking robots that could eventually be adapted to harvest other fruits.…


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This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone

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Spread the loveTweet By now just about everyone has seen the video of Makoto Koike’s deep learning-powered cucumber sorter. Hobbyists around the world are hacking solutions to their problems using machine…


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You Want Better Beer? Good. Here’s a Better Barley Genome

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Spread the loveTweet The genome of barley—the grain that’s the soul of beer and whiskey—is weird. The commodity crop has just seven pairs of chromosomes (compared to your 23, assuming…


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