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The field of lunar agriculture has taken a big step forward, with scientists reporting the first ever plants grown in soil from the Moon. While the process resulted in something far from an edible meal, the team's success marks a significant milestone in the effort to sustain a lunar base and carry out missions into deep space, and offers useful insights into the makeup and viability of the forei
the two-story office building was designed by austrian-finnish architects berger+parkkinen for a film production company. The post a shell for climbing plants wraps this timber office pavilion in vienna appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Nature is a never-ending source of inspiration for scientists, but our artificial devices usually don’t communicate well with the real thing. Now, researchers at Linköping University have created artificial organic neurons and synapses that can integrate with natural biological systems, and demonstrated this by making a Venus flytrap close on demand.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Neurosci
Architecture studio Adjaye Associates has designed a plant-covered building called Timber House as part of a developement on Toronto's waterfront that will include buildings by Alison Brooks Architects and Henning Larsen. Read more
A new study led by researchers from Penn State is outlining a number of strategies that should be employed by cannabis growers to mitigate the plant’s ability to absorb heavy metals from soil. The study indicates it is possible consuming cannabis contaminated with heavy metals could lead to chronic diseases, including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s.Continue ReadingCategory: Health &am
Montreal studio Ménard Dworkind has completed a new restaurant within the city's Hilton hotel, fronted by an operable glass wall and filled with a variety of plants and eclectic finishes. Read more
Although pest insects may decimate crops, the use of traditional pesticides can definitely harm the environment. Spanish scientists have now developed a possible alternative to those chemicals, in the form of plants that produce insect-confusing pheromones.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Crops, Plants, Pests, Insect, Agriculture, Genetic en
An interesting new research project out of Sweden's Linköping University has demonstrated how plant roots can be used as energy storage devices. The scientists see the process, which requires the plants to be watered with a special solution to make their roots electrically conductive, as as proof-of-concept for a root-based supercapacitor, as well as for biohybrid systems that meld biological pro
French artist Thomas Blanchard has produced a creative macro film that features the natural world of both the lifecycle of delicate butterflies and gorgeous detail of carnivorous plants in action.Originally from Lyon, Blanchard is a self-taught video artist who explores a variety of themes and mixes arts and has had his work exhibited around the world. Blanchard’s work has expanded into spo
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Ilja Schamle has replaced batteries with living plants in this self-built server system to explore how technology could enter into a symbiotic relationship with nature. Read more


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