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7 Holiday House Plants for People Who Are Bored With Poinsettia

There's a time and place for embracing tradition. But sometimes, you just have to dance to a different tune. If the quintessential poinsettias aren't your holiday jam, you don't have to completely bow out of enjoying festive houseplants. Here are a few other options, fit for the season and sufficiently unique. READ MORE »

Who Steals a Bollard?

30 minutes agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Bollards, the posts planted in urban areas to delineate space and keep cars where they’re supposed to be, are not meant to move. That’s their whole point. They’re meant to be rooted deeply into the ground; some of them are strong enough to arrest the force of a moving car should its driver careen off the road. Show More Summary

Bill to help rescue New Jersey nuclear plants is unveiled

New Jersey's electric utilities would be required to purchase credits from nuclear power plants to help rescue the industry under new legislation. Lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at … Click to Continue »

Planting oxygen

When resources are limited, you have to work with what you have – especially in the harsh environment of space. Though the International Space Station is regularly restocked by cargo vessels, like today’s Dragon, self-sufficient spaceflight in the future will require us to recycle and reuse precious resources like oxygen. Show More Summary

TWAS honours high-level science

(TWAS) As 2017 comes to a close, TWAS has named the winners of some its most prestigious prizes. One is a geoscientist whose works supports awareness of geological hazards in the Andes. Others focus on health, medicinal plants and novel theories of human economic behavior.

Millions of insect species will go extinct before we even discover them

Only 200 years ago did humans begin to systematically categorize the species, and within that relatively small stretch, we’ve recorded about 2 million species of plants, animals, fungi. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. By some...Show More Summary

Alpine A110 enters production at historic Dieppe plant

It’s been a long time coming, but Alpine’s A110 is finally in production. Some readers will recall Alpine’s parent company, Renault, first announced plans for the car in 2012. It was originally to be developed alongside a similar model from Caterham, but the British firm pulled out of the deal two years later. Thankfully Renault...

MIT develops a glowing plant that could one day replace desk lamps

The team is working on creating a bioluminescent desk lamp powered by the plant’s metabolism Lighting accounts for roughly 20 percent of the world’s energy consumption, so why not make it greener? Literally. A team of MIT engineers have...Show More Summary

Study shows ground-penetrating radar can detect fine roots in crops

A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions.

Video: Insect biology students learn art of bug-based dyes

Cochineal bugs use a coloring as a defense mechanism, but humans have learned to use it to dye fabric. Before the advent of synthetic dyes, all dyes were made from insects or plants.

Researchers shine a spotlight on illegal wild orchid trade

Large-scale commercial trade of wild orchids is a pressing, but little-recognised conservation problem, according to researchers. Orchids are one of the largest families of flower plants in the world, and they are among the most well-protected.

Like Rick Perry’s NOPR Because It May Help Nukes? The Boost to Coal Far Outweighs Any Carbon Benefit

The Trump Administration’s proposed subsidy to coal and nuclear plants (the so-called NOPR) continues to roil the energy world. Some nuclear advocates, including the Nuclear Energy Institute and our former colleague (and current California...Show More Summary

Solar power plus batteries could topple 10GW of US natural gas peaker plants

Natural gas peaker plants step in when electricity demand is high, but their days could be numbered. Solar energy and battery storage prices have plummeted enough to make them competitive with some of those plants - and they could soon take over 10 gigawatts (GW) in the United States. Show More Summary

California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot Sales

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The state will allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis and grow six marijuana plants at home

Hackers use Triton malware to shut down plant, industrial systems

The malware has been designed to target industrial systems and critical infrastructure.

New technique could make captured carbon more valuable

Carbon capture could help the nation's coal plants reduce greenhouse gas emissions, yet economic challenges are part of the reason the technology isn't widely used today. That could change if power plants could turn captured carbon into a useable product.

One Man and His Plant: Michael Gandolfi for Man About Town

After going retro with Esquire España, Michael Gandolfi shows off his green thumb. Michael stars in an editorial for the most recent issue of Man About Town. Tackling bold looks styled by David Vandewal, Michael displays an eccentric personality. Alexi Lubomirski photographs him in colorful ensembles. Michael’s wardrobe includes fashion labels like Dior Homme and... [Read More]

New technique could make captured carbon more valuable

(DOE/Idaho National Laboratory) Carbon capture could help coal plants reduce emissions if economic challenges can be overcome. Turning captured carbon into a useable product is one solution. Scientists have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas that can be used to make fuels and chemicals. Show More Summary

Squirrels are very exciting creatures. We all know this. But...

Squirrels are very exciting creatures. We all know this. But Obvious Plant is here to remind us that even the cutest, fluffiest, pudgiest squirrel is no reason to abuse an emergency exit. This warning sign is just one tear-out page from the new Obvious Plant book: Have You Tried Yelling - Prank Office Signs to Post at Work, currently available here. Show More Summary

Renault opens Alpine plant, will build 6,000 per year

Brand and A110 sports car are revived after decades. Continue reading Renault opens Alpine plant, will build 6,000 per year Renault opens Alpine plant, will build 6,000 per year originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

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