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the 'lua' device is loaded with a series of sensors that let it trigger up to 15 different emotions, measuring everything from the soil’s moisture, temperature, and light exposure. The post the ‘lua’ smart planter transforms your plants into tamagotchi-like pets appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The original Plants vs. Zombies has turned 10 years old and the game's creator has shared some of his early design doodles to celebrate. ...
Audi has unveiled its AI:ME concept vehicle, an electric, fully autonomous car, which is designed to be a "third living space" and includes real plants. Read more
Plants are naturally amazing little machines – so giving them a bionic leg-up could unlock a whole new range of abilities. Now a team of researchers from the University of Melbourne has developed a new way to turn plants into nanomaterial factories, which could allow them to act as chemical sensors or even allow them to survive in harsh environments, such as in space or on Mars... Continue
It can be challenging, growing delicate plants from seeds. A group of Korean entrepreneurs is out to make the process easier – and techier – with the Wi-Fi-connected, water-pump-equipped and smartphone-controlled Bloomengine... Continue Reading Bloomengine automates the growing of delicate plants Category: Around The Home Tags: Horticulture Indiegogo Plants
Made by our kidneys, interleukin 37 (IL-37) is a protein that has powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing properties. It's only produced in small quantities within the body, but if synthesized externally in larger amounts, it could be used to treat a variety of conditions. To that end, scientists have now developed a method of producing it in tobacco plants... Continue Reading Th
When salt is removed from seawater in desalination plants, the byproduct is – not surprisingly – a lot of highly-concentrated salty brine. Ordinarily, this is just dumped back into the sea, which can harm the environment. Thanks to a new treatment process, however, that brine could actually be used to desalinate more water... Continue Reading MIT tech could let desalination plants use thei
Given that they're applied to items such as furniture and home insulation, it would really be best if flame-retardant coatings didn't emit toxic fumes. That's why scientists from Texas A and M University have developed a non-toxic alternative, made from natural renewable materials... Continue Reading Eco-friendly flame-retardant coating made from plants and clay Category: Good Thinking T
these vintage turntables still spin, but instead of projecting gershwin's rhapsody in blue, they simply turn a botanical world around and around. The post four turntables spinning botanical worlds make us wonder what plants sound like appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
In this GDC 2012 session, PopCap's George Fan walks through how he managed to get his mom to play video games through the development of Plants Vs Zombies. ...


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