FARs: the new smart fruit pickers

The few remaining farm workers, who pick fruits from trees and plants, are part of those seasonal workers with few career prospects. One of the main reasons that has caused a significant reduction in the number of these pickers is the inadequate compensation. In fact, the new generations prefer to move to urban areas in search of permanent and full-time jobs that can offer them a higher salary.  […]

Submarine cables can be used to detect earthquakes

On the ocean floor there are over one million kilometres of fibre optic cables used for telecommunications. In the past, many scientists have looked for an effective method to monitor seismicity through those cables and today, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), together with some optics experts at Google, have created a way to detect […]