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Scientists figure out how to tweak plant genomes to boost photosynthesis

Scientists figure out how to tweak plant genomes to boost photosynthesis Ample sunlight is good…except when there’s too much of it, which can cause damage to the plant’s cells.As the sun moves across the sky, changes in light can leave many leaves in the shade with a depressed rate of photosynthesis.

Buildings that breathe: Italian architect’s ‘Vertical Forest’ to sprout in China

Buildings that breathe: Italian architect’s ‘Vertical Forest’ to sprout in China It began in Milan with the Bosco Verticale (Italian for “Vertical Forest”), two looming skyscrapers covered in thousands of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants.In the case of the original Vertical Forest, that included nearly 12,000 square yards of forest.

No need to plug it in, plug it in: The Airy air purifier uses no electricity

No need to plug it in, plug it in: The Airy air purifier uses no electricity In addition to sprucing up your home, some studies have found that plants can improve indoor air quality.First introduced on Kickstarter back in 2015, the Airy system is a plant pot that also serves as an air purifier.

These cute little succulents look like bunnies throwing up the peace sign

These cute little succulents look like bunnies throwing up the peace sign Case in point: these adorable little plants, which are currently enchanting Twitter users in Japan.Scientifically, they're called monilaria moniliformis or monilaria obconica, but you can call them "bunny plants" for short.

Don’t eat this spinach: Scientists grow heart tissue on Popeye’s favorite greens

Don’t eat this spinach: Scientists grow heart tissue on Popeye’s favorite greens Chances are that when you think about cutting-edge bioengineering techniques for growing heart tissue, the word “spinach” isn’t the first thing that springs to mind.Their work is described in a new paper, attractively titled “Crossing kingdoms: Using decelluralized plants as perfusable tissue engineering scaffolds.

You won’t even need to get a friend to water your plants with this vertical garden (Update)

You won’t even need to get a friend to water your plants with this vertical garden (Update) It’s fun to add the word vertical in front of other words: integration, Horizon, garden.That last one may be particularly relevant if you want to grow plants but don’t have a lot of horizontal space — like when you’re doing so indoors.

Plant-Inspired Tech Could Mean Self-Powered Smartphones

Plant-Inspired Tech Could Mean Self-Powered Smartphones Score one for Mother Nature: The American fern has inspired a new electrode prototype that brings us one step closer to self-powering devices.An “ideal alternative for solar power storage,” the prototype can be paired with supercapacitors to increase storage 30-fold.

Tregren T-Series indoor garden can help give anyone a green thumb

Tregren T-Series indoor garden can help give anyone a green thumb What makes the plants grow faster is what Tregren calls “Active Growing Technology.” Rather than soil, the T-series uses a mineral nutrient solution mixed with water in a process called hydroponic cultivation.

'Shower plants' will give you the perfect Insta-worthy bathroom

'Shower plants' will give you the perfect Insta-worthy bathroom What's the number one problem with trying to be a regular human and buying chic plants to keep in your home?If you suffer from this very adult problem, the "shower plant" trend is just perfect for you.

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