Picking your own food in the wild produces no easier or tastier result than it does with berries. And there's more than you might think out there, both in terms of sheer volume and types. Here's how to find the good ones.
My kitchen is the size of a walk-in closet and has less drawer space than the dresser in my bedroom. But does that stop the constant influx of novelty kitchen gadgets and uni-tasking tools? Seemingly not. I don't even really like strawberries, but that doesn't mean I won't be finding a spot to cram this cute and…
It's easy for people and most animals to tell the difference between ripe and unripe strawberries—just look for the red ones. But for robots, that's no simple feat. So researchers at the National Physical Laboratory have developed a four-part technology to teach robots how to pick only the sweetest berries.
I am so drunk. But my stomach feels divine. It must be all the strawberries. Seriously, strawberries can save your stomach from booze.
Yet another field of expertise has been wiped out by some steel pincers—strawberry-pickers. Japan's robot detects which berries are at least 80 per cent red, and picks them gently off the vine.
When Solid Alliance and Christmas meet, there can only be one winner: fans of all things USB. What collector of dumb peripheral stuff could refuse this Christmas cake, complete with 1GB memory key strawberries? And then you see what else they use to decorate the cake.