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Turning flowers into supercapacitors could be a future alternative energy system

Turning flowers into supercapacitors could be a future alternative energy system A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but could it store and release electrical energy?This is achieved by treating the rose with a conductive polymer solution that is soaked up like water.

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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.

Anon argues for pot legalisation

Anon argues for pot legalisation Jackie Chan gets an Oscar 23 hrs agoAnon pretends to be a girl in an MMO 20 hrs agoRobot feels parental pride at last.18 hrs ago/v/ explains how to properly enjoy things 22 hrs agoMonday's Cute Things - 27/3/2017 12 hrs agoWorld's First Monster Truck Front Flip 21 hrs ago

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.

Bios Incube Grows Trees From Human Cremains

Bios Incube Grows Trees From Human Cremains The tree incubator, “designed for the afterlife,” is ideal for city dwellers with limited access to natural land.) Simply choose a seed—maple, honey locust, pine, oak, redwood, or, ironically, tree of life—and pot the $145 Bios Urn in the Bios Incube, available for $450 to $550.

Tree-Planting Drones Boost Global Ecosystems

Tree-Planting Drones Boost Global Ecosystems The multi-stage process, as described by Fast Company, begins with mapping drones, which fly over a selected area, collecting data on ground topography, existing biodiversity, and obstructions.A second group of drones then set off, following the map and firing biodegradable seed pods into the soil; each UAV can drop 300 pods across one hectare (2.