planting drones

BioCarbon Engineering, based in the UK, has developed a system to plant trees in a very cost-effective (15% of traditional reforestation) way and at a speed which results in 1 billion planted trees per year. They use drones which first generate a detailed 3D-map and then drop pregerminated seeds within the area. Afterwords they are used to monitor these areas.

More information: http://www.biocarbonengineering.com/

quantum computer 100 millions times faster than common digital chip

The team of Googles Quantum A.I. Lab has recently proofed the functional capability of their engineered quantum computer. For a special problem they realized a computing capacity which is about 100 million times faster than a common digital chip.
This seems to be the next big step within the quantum technology.

More information: http://googleresearch.blogspot.co.at