Tag: plant

MIT team creates bionic plants

Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers or sensors for explosivesPlants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen...

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions.At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and...

Potatoes Could Step Up Performance under Climate Change Pressure

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agricultural engineer David Fleisher and his colleagues conducted studies to measure how potato plants would respond to elevated atmospheric carbon...

Microalgae, aquatic plants can help clean up Fukushima

After a huge earthquake caused severe damage to the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, Japanese plant scientists have been working to determine...

Fungus May Offer Natural Weed Control

A naturally occurring fungus may prove useful in the fight against Palmer amaranth, an aggressive southern weed that can grow at the rate of...

Scientists ID Genes for Upping Oil in Plant Leaves

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves...

New micro water sensor can aid growers

Crop growers, wine grape and other fruit growers, food processors and even concrete makers all benefit from water sensors for accurate, steady and numerous...

Green roofing keeps temps cool indoors despite the heat outside

Aitor Erkoreka, a UPV/EHU lecturer and researcher, has shown that green roofs are ideal for places where it is very hot in summer.So, by...

Landscape architecture survey: Is plant knowledge passé?

MISSISSIPPI STATE, MISSISSIPPI -- Authors of a recent study examined an ongoing debate in the discipline of landscape architecture: exactly how much plant knowledge is required for professionals in the field? Robert Brzuszek, Richard Harkess, and Eric ...

Rose torture: severe heat in Texas yields better varieties for research

At least one person admits that the extreme heat in Texas this year was beneficial. But all the same, he'd opt next time for a handmade torture chamber. "Some people will complain about the heat, but from my viewpo...

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