Self-healing artificial leaf. Scientists reported the creation of the “world’s first practical artificial leaf” back in 2011. The leaf mimics the ability of real leaves to produce energy from sunlight and water. Touted as a potentially inexpensive source of electricity for those in developing countries and remote areas, the leaf’s creators have now given it [...]
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Greener neighborhoods have significantly fewer crimes than non-vegetated areas. Do you feel more safe or less safe if you down the street from a small urban park? It has been thought to work both ways. Burglars could be concealed by shrubs or a sidewalk lined with trees could obstruct a clear view of the street. [...]
The Dragonfly vertical farm We are reducing the amount of agricultural areas and forests as the population around the world continues to grow. Some architects are working on concepts for sustainable skyscrapers and vertical agricultural buildings. Here are some of the most interesting plans for the merging of the city and the farm.
Plants are natural friends and always lend a sense of warmth and spread freshness. Space is a problem for city dwellers when it comes to gardens. But, bringing the charm of gardens in the life of people who suffer a space crunch are vertical gardens that will bring the garden inside the comfort of your [...]
“Growing Jewelry” What would happen to our city gardens if space ever became scarce? Hafsteinn Juliusso, a jewelry designer, has shrunk these gardens and made them wearable. Juliusson’s line of “Growing Jewelry” holds active living plants.
When the U.S. Forest Service looked at mortality rates in counties affected by the emerald ash borer, they found increased mortality rates among people. In June 2002 was when the blight was first detected in the trees in Canton, Michigan. The emerald ash borer had come from overseas and was quickly spreading – a literal [...]
Dragon Juice naturally helps eliminate many common plant problems. Dragon Juice®is a natural plant spray conditioner. It is the most effective foliar spray available for your plants! It provides trace nutrients to your plants as well as giving them what they need (foliarly) to be healthy. Properly maintained plants make happy & healthy plants, therefore helping them [...]
Are plants aware? Are plants aware? In the new book, ‘What a Plant Knows,” Daniel Chamovitz argues that a plant can see, smell and feel. It can mount a defense when under siege, and warn its neighbors of trouble on the way. A plant can even be said to have a memory. But does this [...]
Bosco Verticale A forest will soon be planted in the sky in Milan, Italy. Construction is underway for a pair of skyscrapers that will become home to the world’s first vertical forest. (Pics)
The Pinon pine could suffer from high levels of artificial noise. Noise from cars, machines and other forms of human activity could affect the growth of wild flowers, trees and animals nearby, say scientists.