Drones in Agriculture

Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have been around for over 150 years! Since then, they have largely been used in military operations. Photographers and the entertainment industry discovered the use of drones and adapted it to get better images and film. With technological advances, drones are now becoming easier to use, require less training and have better sensors and cameras.

The use of drones has moved away from military use to other areas of life including agriculture. In agriculture, drones are used for soil analysis both before and after plantation. They are used to plant seeds in the form of nutrient pods thereby reducing the cost of planting. Crops are then monitored for health and are irrigated, fertilized and sprayed accordingly, hence reducing harvest failure.

Virtual Reality – Applications Beyond Entertainment

Virtual Reality is the simulation of a realistic interactive environment with the use of computer technology, allowing a person to be a part of a three-dimensional world. While its use has been largely for entertainment, virtual reality has applications in the fields of medicine, architecture, the arts and sports. In medicine, it is used as therapy to help people get over certain fears such as fear of flying or claustrophobia and as a training tool for surgeons.

In sports, application of virtual reality includes playing against an opponent thereby, improving one’s performance. In architecture, the three-dimensional effect helps bring out the design making it easier for both, the architect to explain and sell his product, and for the consumer to understand it better.