The inventor of the Roomba robot vacuum, Joe Jones, has come up with something new: a solar-powered weeding robot called the Tertill. It will patrol your home garden daily looking for weeds to cut down.
How does it know what's a weed and what's a plant?
Tertill has a very simple method: weeds are short, plants are tall. A plant tall enough to touch the front of Tertill's shell activates a sensor that makes the robot turn away. A plant short enough to pass under Tertill’s shell, though, activates a different sensor that turns on the weed cutter.
Get your own weed-killing robot for $249 through the Tertill's Kickstarter.
Chiako Yamamoto is the first and only female sensei of Japan’s revered bonsai masters. She shows trees of various sizes and ages, including those she inherited from relatives generations ago.
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Over at Popular Science, Jim Shaw, proprietor of Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm, posted his recipe for Worm Tea, an organic liquid fertilizer and insecticide. The key ingredient is three pounds of castings, also known as worm shit. Shaw writes: Collect 2 to 3 pounds of castings (or buy them from us). Next, pack them in […]
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