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PlantSnap Kickstarter launches today!
It’s election day – and while you may already be drowning your sorrows considering the many horrors that lie ahead, take a second to marvel at Mother Earth with our amazing roundup of plant stories from the past seven days:
After your have thought about how amazing our planet is, drop by our Kickstarter campaign to help make our PlantSnap app a reality.
This weeks plant news
Caribbean coral and algae A LOVE STORY: A new Caribbean coral reef study reveals the symbiotic relationship between coral and microscopic algae.
Organisms left water for land SOONER than previously thought: Scientists have discovered signs that microbes lived on land as early as 3.2 billion years ago.
Herbivores have DAD BODS, study finds: Research finds that herbivorous mammals have tubbier tummies than carnivorous mammals.
New manual and database to make urban forests A BREEZE: Urban forest planning has been simplified by a new manual and extensive database helping city personnel with improved planning for their forests.
EPA wants more states to use CONTROVERSIAL WEED KILLER: The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed more than doubling the number of states allowed to use a new version of popular weed killer Enlist Duo, despite protest from environmentalists.
Mystery Solved! How foreign pollutants get into AMAZON RAINFOREST CLOUDS: Scientists finally discover the origin of atmospheric aerosols that contribute to cloud formation above the Amazon rainforest in the absence of local sources of pollution.
Feds offer sagebrush a WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM from wildfire: Federal officials released an ambitious wildfire-fighting and -restoration plan to protect a wide portion of sagebrush in much of the West.
Coastal wetlands: an effective HURRICANE BUFFER: Healthy coastal wetlands can save millions of dollars in hurricane damage.
Microsatellite can help keep PLANT RESEARCH costs low: Scientists release new microsatellite resource to be used in genetic testing.
Golf courses under attack from SCARY NEW DISEASE: Strange new disease popping up on golf courses turning patches of turf black, resembling large ink spills.
If you are worried about our future, today would be a good time to take a second and #smelltheflowers while we relay an important message to you.
Today we are launching the Kickstarter campaign for our project PlantSnap. All we ask you is to let us bend your ear for a second while we pitch this revolutionary application to you.
Have you ever been out and about and wondered what species that beautiful plant, flower or tree is? PlantSnap is a mobile application for iOS & Android that helps you identify plants with one snap. Simply take a picture of the plant and PlantSnap will tell you what it is in seconds.
Powered by deep learning and artificial intelligence, PlantSnap is changing the game for plant identification. Our database is international, our results are instantaneous, and our responses will always be free. With community and gamification elements, it’s the app you won’t be able to put down in 2017.
We spent three months testing the concept and have already begun development, but we need a little help creating our sophisticated artificial intelligence-powered database.
Not only does the app help you better understand the plants that surround you – our data banks can help scientists understand plants globally. PlantSnap can be used as an educational tool in schools and colleges, and commercially in gardening and landscaping businesses. Wouldn’t your job be easier if your clients already knew the names of the plants they wanted? We can also help you safely identify the plants you see before you touch them – so you can always avoid those poison ivy rashes or nettle stings.
When you sign up for PlantSnap, you join a worldwide community of nature lovers. Now you’ll never forget to #smelltheflowers again.
PlantSnap is currently in beta. We are mere weeks and a few dollars away from completion – BUT we need your help to build our full-featured mobile application. If you enjoyed reading our articles, entered our giveaway or just think it’s a badass idea, spare us a dollar and we will help the world #smelltheflowers.