U of I crop research moves at light speed with FRED, WILMA

FRED (field roving evaluation device) and partner WILMA (wagon for the investigation of leaves using multispectral analysis), and their respective Ph.D. creators at the University of Illinois, Katherine Meacham and Caitlin Moore, collectively gather much more information much faster than individual scientists clipping light sensors on leaves one at a time.

By: Kay Shipman | FarmWeek


DOE announces ARPA-E funding opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has announced plans to award up to $125 million in support of transformational energy projects. The solicitation is the third open funding opportunity announcement (OPEN 2015) made by ARPA-E.