STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag: Home of cool, hi-tech stuff
A lot of people without strong ties to U.S. agriculture seem to think of it as backward and low-tech. But those of us involved with it know the opposite is true.
The National Science Foundation has a... Posted on 11/17/14 at 3:05 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Wind Power -- for and by Small, Ordinary People
Sunday I spent the entire day reading.
For hours and hours I absorbed myself in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, co-written by William Kamkwamba, the proponent of the tale, and Bryan Mealer. I was dra... Posted on 4/23/13 at 1:40 PM
FARM BLEAT Eyes wide open
I spent a couple of days in the Twin Cities last week for the University of Minnesota's U-Lead Advisory program, and once again, I was excited to take part in some tours - this time visiting the Unive... Posted on 3/14/11 at 11:10 PM
COPENHAGEN - Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
CHICAGO - Three highly pathogenic avian flu viruses that have infected poultry and wild birds in the U.S. Midwest appear unlikely to present a significant risk to humans. But the presence of the viruses in North America has scientists scrambling to understand their potential long-term threat.
NEW YORK - Warning of an "innovation deficit," scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say declining government spending on basic research is holding back potentially life-saving advances in 15 fields, from robotics and fusion energy to Alzheimer's disease and agriculture.
WASHINGTON — A teenage girl who invented a dissolvable sugar packet made from potato starch paper brought her project to the White House Science Fair on Feb. 7, where she was singled out for praise by President Obama.
WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently included the double-deck trailer ban in S. 1950, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enhancement Act of 2011.
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