Plants

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 ...

Scientists Develop Solar Panels from Green [Video]

February 6, 2012 / No Comments

Dr. Mershin from MIT has found a process which extracts photosynthesizing molecules, called photosystem I, from plant matter. Photosystem I contains chlorophyll, the protein that actually converts photons into a flow of electrons. In short, this has made him capable of making solar panel from grass clippings and other agricultural wastes. These molecules are then stabilized and spread on a glass ...

Robot Nomadic Plant Feeds Off Polluted Water

April 12, 2010 / No Comments

It appears plants are turning into cyborgs, well, they do seem to have picked up a thing about movement. The work of Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, these Nomadic Plants or Planta Nomada has robotic legs to help it move.

Recycled Books Transformed as Pots for Plants

March 25, 2010 / No Comments

Books have played a pivotal role in human civilization, the printed word has spread ideas and information, shaping the world we know today, and they continue to play their role. For the future, ebook readers may push "physical" books into the form of a rare item, rather than what we have today. But that still is a long way off, ...

Harvest Project has Chairs and Tables Made From Flowers

February 15, 2010 / No Comments

A few days back, we saw Roots furniture, designer Kai Linke's attempt to create furniture from plant roots. Well, designer Asif Khan has a somewhat similar, but more flowery approach to furniture with his Harvest Project. This installation of chairs and tables is on show at the Design Museum, London as a part of the "Designers In Residence" program. And ...

New Concept Makes PCs More Aesthetically Appealing, Literally Greener

September 17, 2009 / No Comments

New PC concept from designer Luis Luna make the desktop appear more appealing visually,and give it the ability to offset at least a small amount of the CO2 it produces during its lifetime. The design gives a smoother look to the desktop as a sleek circular package. The center of this circle has a cavity to hold some soil, and ...

20,000 Homes to be Powered by Mini Nuclear Plants

November 12, 2008 / 2 Comments

The US government laboratory in Los Altos is saying they will have nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed that will be able to power 20,000 homes within five years. The mini reactors will be factory-sealed contain no weapons-grade material have no moving parts be nearly impossible to steal be encased in concrete and buried underground. The technology is licensed to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based ...

Japanese Firm Sells CO2 Eating Carbon Offset Plants

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

I probably should have studied harder when I was in science class, but I seem to remember that all plants thrive on CO2. Even so, Ota Florticulture Auction Co., which is Japan's largest flower wholesaler, is planning to market a series of arrangements made up of potted plants that gobble up large amounts of CO2. There's always someone wanting to ...

Drax to Build Three Biomass Stations in the UK

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Drax, a major energy companies in the UK has revealed that it plans to build three biomass stations in the UK, at a cost of £2 billion. All of the biomass stations will run on biological waste from forestry or industries such as woodchips, straw, sunflower seeds, peanut husks and agricultural products such as sugarcane, hemp or willow. [caption id="attachment_2216" align="aligncenter" ...

ACROS Fukuoka – That’s What We Call a Green Roof

July 22, 2008 / 2 Comments

Built on the last remaining green space in the city center, ACROS Fukuoka (Asian Crossroads Over the Sea) is an amazing building in Fukuoka City, Japan. It got our attention because it preserves the green space as much as possible, thanks to its stunning design. On one side it has glass walls and looks just like a conventional office building that ...