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How plants have influenced human societies

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The FINANCIAL — Dumbarton Oaks project aims to shed a fresh cultural and scientific light on the ties between us and the environment. Like many people, Yota Batsaki spent the last year learning about the natural world around her. Unlike the majority of them, the comparative literature scholar’s interest was mostly nurtured online rather than during long walks to escape lockdown cabin fever.…

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How plants have influenced human societies

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Dumbarton Oaks project aims to shed a fresh cultural and scientific light on the ties between us and the environment. Like many people, Yota Batsaki spent the last year learning about the natural world around her. Unlike the majority of them, the comparative literature scholar’s interest was mostly nurtured online rather than…

Ford tests dog-like robots to save money

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The FINANCIAL — Ford is tapping four-legged robots at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design which is used when they are getting ready to retool plants. These cutting-edge technologies help save the company money and retool facilities faster. Boston Dynamics sells the devices for…