Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

PARIS (Reuters) – The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris. Support from the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) will allow Canadian startup NorthStar Earth…

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Ocado sows $22 million ‘vertical farming’ seed to diversify

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Ocado is plowing 17 million pounds ($22 million) into the emerging “vertical farming” industry, further diversifying the online grocer and technology group’s business. Vertical farming involves producing food indoors, with crops grown on a series of stacked levels in a controlled environment. “We foresee a day where customers’ vegetables are harvested…

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