TechCrunch reported that a team at Carnegie Mellon University had demonstrated a technology that makes use of nanoparticles that can target pores on a leaf surface that increases absorption of plant food and pesticides. TechCrunch reported that it is like creating lego blocks for leaf receptors and tying them to nutrients for a perfect fit. The potential for this is that it could help maximize crop yields and better efficacy when using pesticides because there is still an estimated potential loss of crop yield of 40 percent due to plant diseases.Continue Reading
The Korea Herald reported that South Korea has made plans to make use of the latest technology to forecast and measure fine dust emission levels in the country. Known as the 2020-2024 fine dust research and development plan. The plan calls for companies to utilise satellite and information technology to develop a three-dimensional spatial distribution system that can help researchers get a better understanding of fine dust that is in the environment.