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FAA: Irrigation Pivot Threatens Air Traffic

Radio interference from a farm’s massive metal crop-watering structure is causing havoc for air traffic in the sky over Georgia, federal authorities said in a lawsuit filed this week.

 

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Feed The World?

When Norman Borlaug, the father of the green revolution, won the Nobel Prize in 1970, the Nobel Committee remarked that “more than any other single person of this age, he has helped provide bread for a hungry world.” Borlaug’s introduction of disease resistant high-yielding crop varieties and advanced agricultural practices[…]

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