MIT researcher Caleb Harper has developed a food computer that provides the ideal temperature, lighting, and humidity for food production. It also tells farmers when to water, add light, and harvest. The flavor and nutrition of the food can even be tweaked.
About 10 food computers have been developed so far, and schools in the Boston area are using them to teach students about electronics, biology, and chemistry.
Harper’s plans are open-source to encourage more farmers to use the technology.
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