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Impossible Aerospace unveils battery powered drone to compete with Chinese market dominance 

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Impossible Aerospace has unveiled the US-1, an electric commercial-grade drone with a flight time of up to two hours. The battery life of the US-1 claims to outperform the average 25-minute single-charge flight time of other drones available today. The US-1 is the first aircraft designed with a ‘battery-first approach,’ which the company says is necessary to enable electric aircraft to compete with conventionally fuelled incumbents. The drone is the product of years of development by a team of engineers from Tesla, SpaceX and other companies. The Californian-based company has already started to sell its first units, equipped with optical
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Agriculture tech provider secures £10.8m investment to accelerate AI and drone platforms

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Sentera, a digital agriculture technology provider, has announced it has raised around £10.8m in Series A funding for further development.  The company’s sensors and AI technology help to rapidly detect nutrition, disease, and plant status issues, in applications ranging from corn and soybeans to vegetables, fruit, and nuts. Sentera information integrates directly with most integrated data management platforms, including John Deere Operations Center and Climate FieldView. Eric Taipale, CEO at Sentera, said: “We have seen outstanding customer traction with our real-time digital analytics, sensors, and data platform. That has translated to accelerating commercial and enterprise customer and revenue growth.” He
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