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Crop monitoring mobile phones, Science in Action - BBC World Service

Crop monitoring mobile phones, Science in Action - BBC World Service | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Roland Pease reports on how cameras on mobile phones can detect crop damage
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Cool Plant Tools: A Sampling of Plant-Related Apps (Part 1)

Cool Plant Tools: A Sampling of Plant-Related Apps (Part 1) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
There's An App For That? I can't believe it's only been seven years since the iPhone was first introduced by Steve Jobs in 2007 and only four years since Jobs introduced the iPad.Since then, hundre...
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Cool Plant Tools: A Sampling of Plant-Related Apps (Part 2)

Cool Plant Tools: A Sampling of Plant-Related Apps (Part 2) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
What's That Plant?Though I'm very interested in plants, I'm terrible at identifying plant species and remembering plant names. (That's probably why I'm a plant physiologist.) I'm pretty sure there ...
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Eradicating Plant Blindness in the 21st Century

Eradicating Plant Blindness in the 21st Century | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Last year we took a look at plant blindness -- a phrase used to describe the observation that people are largely unaware of the plants in their surroundings. Botanical illiteracy is more than a top...
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Crowdsourcing biodiversity: Citizen Science comes of age | Biodiversity | DW.DE | DW.DE | 11.03.2014

Crowdsourcing biodiversity: Citizen Science comes of age | Biodiversity | DW.DE | DW.DE | 11.03.2014 | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Think citizen science is a mere buzz phrase? Think again. What the growing movement reveals might just surprise you.
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Near-real-time global forest watch

Near-real-time global forest watch | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
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Global Forest Watch uses satellite imagery and other technologies to estimate forest usage, change, and tree cover (among other things). These estimates and their eventual actions used to be slow. Now they're near-real-time.

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Crop disease detection for smallholder farmers | The University of Manchester | School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Crop disease detection for smallholder farmers | The University of Manchester | School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Welcome to the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester.
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Cool Plant Tools: A Sampling of Plant-Related Apps (Part 3)

Cool Plant Tools: A Sampling of Plant-Related Apps (Part 3) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
What's That Plant? What's That Mushroom? And More…On this brief tour of botanical apps, we previously had a look at Garden Compass. This plant identification app is for IOS devices, such as iPhones...
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The Weird, Wild World of Citizen Science Is Already Here | Opinion | WIRED

The Weird, Wild World of Citizen Science Is Already Here | Opinion | WIRED | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A citizen-powered science is beginning to emerge, and it will be weird, but it cannot and should not be ignored.
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GPS Technology & Botanical Art

GPS Technology & Botanical Art | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The focus on technology, plants and art this month has been both fun and stressful. How does one even begin to blend a discipline as ancient, traditional, moving and beautiful as botanical art with...
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Midi sprout lets your plants create the sound of music

Midi sprout lets your plants create the sound of music | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Data Garden create a device that allows anyone with a computer to attach probes to their plants and produce cosmic soundscapes
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UP Coffee app helps you track and understand caffeine consumption

UP Coffee app helps you track and understand caffeine consumption | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

How much caffeine can you consume during the day and still fall asleep at night? For some, it's one cup and they're up all night, whereas others don't feel a thing. UP Coffee, an app from Jawbone Labs, helps you understand your own consumption and caffeine tolerance.

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Smartphone app offers cheap aflatoxin test for farmers - SciDev.Net

Smartphone app offers cheap aflatoxin test for farmers - SciDev.Net | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The app works to boost the accuracy of simple colour-changing strip tests used to check for fungal aflatoxins.
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