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Researchers develop "biological concrete" that grows moss and fungi

News: Scientists at a Spanish university are developing a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi. Unlike existing vertical garden systems which require complex supporting structures, the new "biological concrete" supports the growth of organisms on its own surface, according to researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Mar 26, 2020 by Emilie Chalcraft
Tech Blogs
Scientists Create a Prototype 'Air Plasma' Engine That Works Without Fossil Fuels

A prototype jet engine can propel itself without using any fossil fuels, potentially paving the way for carbon-neutral air travel. The device compresses air and ionizes it with microwaves, generating plasma that thrusts it forward, according to research published Tuesday in the journal AIP Advances.

May 11, 2020 by Dan Robitzski, Futurism
Tech News
This City Bench Absorbs More Air Pollution Than A Grove Of Trees

London is the latest city to gain a city bench with the ability to absorb as much pollution as a small forest. The vertical garden, which doubles as a bench, is Green City Solutions' CityTree. Using a vertical installation of moss, the bench can absorb as much pollution as 275 trees in 1 percent of the space.

Mar 26, 2020 by Trevor Nace
Tech Blogs
Greenhouses brace for coronavirus impact

Production continues with a push for online sales and delivery, with an air of caution for what's to come.

Mar 26, 2020 by Greenhouse Management
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
High Tunnel Six Years Later

Randy and Laura Pierce took advantage of an NRCS special initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to build their high tunnel in 2010. After six years, they talk about the lessons they have learned, adjustments they have made, and some important considerations for those interested in getting started with a high tunnel.

Oct 24, 2019 by MontanaNRCS
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Nebraska retiree uses earths's heat to grow oranges in snow

Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth's stable temperature (around 52 degrees in his region) to grow warm weather produce- citrus, figs, pomegranates - in the snow.

Oct 21, 2019 by Kirsten Dirksen
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Rhynchostylis coelestis "Blue" (Vanda Orchid)

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Jun 18, 2019 by Brads Greenhouse & Gardening
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Restrepia division and potting

A quick video on dividing up my Restrepia guttulata and my potting medium. Music by BENSOUND www.bensound.com/royalty-free-... Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported- CC BY 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library youtu.be/64cvDqZPkos

Jun 14, 2019 by Oliver's Greenhouse
Botany & Horticulture Blogs

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