Offers up $150,000 to help make drones more usable for farmers
ARDEN HILLS, MN, USA — /PRNewswire/ — Land O’Lakes, Inc. is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O’Lakes Prize:Drone Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition designed to develop proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous drone usage in precision agriculture.
A prize of $140,000 will be awarded to a grand prize winner who is found to meet all the requirements of the challenge, and two $5,000 prizes are available to two runners up. Continue reading →
Online — The FDA recently released a warning letter it sent to Thermogram Assessment Services over a lack of federal clearance or approval for devices it markets.
The agency identified the Palos Verdes, Calif.-based company’s Spatial Thermographic Imaging and Integrated Thermography Systems, as well as its infrared cameras as devices intended for use in diagnosing diseases or other conditions or for use in curing, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease without the appropriate clearance.
A map of the January 2017 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly-Credit: NASA/GISS -Click for larger image
Online — January 2017 was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
Last month’s temperature was 0.20 °C cooler than the warmest, January 2016. However, it was 0.92 °C warmer than the mean January temperature from 1951-1980.
Two of the three top January temperature anomalies have been during the past two years. Continue reading →