Plants

Chicago Blooms its First Ever Corpse Flower, Alice

October 8, 2015 / No Comments

The corpse flower story of Chicago was a bit of disappointment back in August. Spike, the much anticipated titan arum, never bloomed by itself, after which it had to be opened manually. But the garden authorities have taken down notes from it, following which they have now successfully bloomed Alice, Chicago’s first ever titan arum, aka corpse flower. The giant 1.4-meter ...

Power From the Green World; Dutch Company Generates Electricity from Plants

January 21, 2015 / No Comments

The whole world is running behind power generation options that are green and here’s a story which has come up successful. As we all know, electricity can be generated from various fruits like potatoes or lemon. These sources might not prove to yield substantial energy so as to power up the daily essentials like mobile batteries. Not much long ago, we ...

Director James Cameron Building New Mini-Farm to Grow Own Plant-based Food

October 23, 2013 / No Comments

When he is not wielding his megaphone at shooting locations, we know director James Cameron prefers to be at the helm of affairs of his own farming spaces in New Zealand. He doesn’t want to limit himself to just that. We now hear Cameron’s Santa Barbara Hollister Ranch is building a new mini-farm. The new biodynamic farm that's being cultivated is ...

NASA to Cultivate Lettuce in Space

September 13, 2013 / No Comments

American space agency NASA is now going in for another experiment at its International Space Station. The agency is set to cultivate lettuce plants for making the space station self sufficient in terms of food. According to an article in the September issue of ‘The Modern Farmer’, NASA’s vegetable production system starts on an experimental basis this December. The system will ...

Plant Food Supplies Calculates Internally

June 25, 2013 / No Comments

Did you know plants too think like we humans do? UK scientists who studied the plant Arabidopsis were amazed to see that plants, like humans, have an inbuilt capacity to do the math, which allows them to regulate food reserves at night. Such a blend of biology and arithmetic calculation comes as surprise. The John Innes Centre team has said that ...

Heliospectra LED Lighting System Adopted to Grow Plants in Space

May 1, 2013 / No Comments

German Aerospace Center (DRL) has picked up Heliospectra’s new LED lighting system to be a part of the EDEN(Evolution and Design of Environmentally-closed Nutrition sources) research initiative. The advanced lighting technology that is used by Heliospectra will be utilized by the  Institute of Space Systems in Bremen, Germany, for research. The German institute will be looking to develop bioregenerative life support ...

Impecca Bamboo Products Attract CES Attendees

January 13, 2012 / No Comments

It no longer matters to the manufacturers if the texture of the gadgets and gizmos they make look like that of a wood piece. As if testifying that, bamboo gadgets are being picked up by most of the people at the CES this year. Dwelling on the opportunity, Impecca is getting all the attention and of course an increase in ...

Prime Wine Growing Land in California May Shrink By 50% in 30 Years

July 1, 2011 / No Comments

Extremely sorry to let you know that some recent reports indicate that the climate change may shrink the amount of prime wine growing land in California by 50% in just 30 years. The research report published in Environmental Research Letters looked at California's premium wines (the 25% most expensive wines sold) and examined how a 23% increase in greenhouse gases ...

Japan Airlines to Provide Bamboo Wheel Chairs to Differently-abled at Haneda & Oita Airports

December 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Extending some kindness to the differently-abled, Japan Airlines have offered to provide bamboo wheel chairs to the people who need them. This has come as a great relief to the handicapped, who are most often caught up in confusion when they end up setting off metal detectors at airports because of their metal wheelchairs.

Biblioteca Vasconcelos is Mexico City’s Public Library Cum Botanical Garden

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Mexico City, the dense urban capital of Mexico, houses an exquisite botanical garden along with a public library. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, a dual purpose facility which serves both as public library and a botanical garden, is designed by the noted Mexican architect Alberto Kalach.