12 02, 2020

Dogs Are Saving Citrus Orchards From Disease (Cool Weird Awesome 236)

By |2020-02-12T05:55:01-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Orchards in the US and elsewhere have been trying to head off a disease called citrus greening. Research shows that dogs can sniff out this disease better and more quickly than any other method we have. Plus: if you're out riding a horse in Australia, and you get a call, put the phone in hands-free mode.

16 09, 2019

We’re Unleashing Drones On Cows And It’s For Their Health (Cool Weird Awesome 128)

By |2019-09-16T08:57:30-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The so-called quiet life on the farm is actually one of the most high-tech places on earth. As envisioned by the University of Kentucky research team, drones could fly above cow herds as they graze, learn which cow is which, and visually check each cow so see if they’re healthy.

12 09, 2019

How About We Put Shade Plants Under Solar Panels? (Cool Weird Awesome 126)

By |2019-09-12T09:10:20-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

There's work out of the University of Arizona that says solar arrays can be even more efficient if you grow food underneath the panels. And no, the panels don't block the plants from growing by taking all the sun. Plus: Chandler, Arizona is hosting the Rockin' Taco Street Fest, which finally combines the goodness of tacos with lucha libre pro wrestling.