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Farm Survey Drone System Seeks Crowdfunding Support

StitchCam drone aircraft (PutDronesToWork.org)

21 July 2014. A system that combines an aerial drone with Android tablet and software designed to survey a grower’s crop fields is seeking crowdfunding contributors. The StitchCam system by San Diego start-up SNAP Vision Technologies LLC is the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, but needs to raise more . . . → Read More: Farm Survey Drone System Seeks Crowdfunding Support

Student Project Aims to Land Time Capsule on Mars

Emily Briere, project mission director (A. Kotok)

23 June 2014. Students from four U.S. universities — with help from research labs, not-for-profit organizations, and companies — are building a space vehicle to propel and land a time capsule of digital files from earth on the surface of Mars. The Time Capsule to Mars . . . → Read More: Student Project Aims to Land Time Capsule on Mars

UCLA Starts Crowdfunding Platform for Research, Service

Watts Towers (spark.ucla.edu)

18 February 2014. University of California at Los Angeles today started a crowdfunding platform to finance research and service projects by faculty and students. The platform, called UCLA Spark, began with five appeals including research projects in engineering and public health.

Crowdfunding, according to the technology Web site Mashable, “describes . . . → Read More: UCLA Starts Crowdfunding Platform for Research, Service

DNA Diagnostics Company to Crowdfund Malaria Testing Device

Q-POC device (QuantuMDx Group)

QuantuMDx, a biotechnology company in Newcastle, U.K. says it will start a crowdfunding campaign next month to finance development and field trials of a handheld device to test for malaria. The device is an application of its Q-POC point-of-care diagnostics system, which will be the subject of an Indiegogo campaign . . . → Read More: DNA Diagnostics Company to Crowdfund Malaria Testing Device