218 results for “Guided Growth”

How Amazon trees write their own autobiographies

Chris Hunt
February 24th 2020

Tropical forests are one of the world’s largest carbon stores and they help regulate the global climate. But they’re being erased at a terrifying rate. Deforestation claimed an area the size of Belgium in 2018. These habitats are often cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and grazing pasture for livestock. For most forests, destruction on this scale is a fairly modern phenomenon.

Tropical forest ecosystems tend to have very high biodiversity, but often in the places you’d least …

How fungi can help create a green construction industry

Ian Fletcher
February 12th 2020

The world of fungi has attracted a lot of interest and seems to be becoming very fashionable of late. A new exhibition at Somerset House in London, for example, is dedicated to “the remarkable mushroom”. No surprise: we’re being promised that mushrooms may be the key to a sustainable future in fields as diverse as fashion, toxic spill clean ups, mental health and construction. It’s in this last field that my own interests lie.

Climate change is the fundamental design …

Farming in Silico

Jack Caulfield
October 18th 2017
Farming is more than manual labor. The hard part is knowing how to get the best yield. Thankfully, there’s an app for that: growing crops in silico.

Growing Mushrooms on Grass

Alec Schellinx
August 8th 2017
The Juncao Technology Project makes it possible to grow edible and medicinal fungi on chopped grass or herbal plants.

Heart Repair with Spinach Leaves

Julie Reindl
April 19th 2017
Scientists developed a procedure to repair your heart with a spinach leaf.

A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

Julie Reindl
April 10th 2017
Scientists sent mango embryos to space lab in order to let them develop new genetic traits.

Meet the Emoji Snake

Julie Reindl
April 4th 2017
Python breeder designed emoji snake.

GM Ants Show How Insect Societies Work

Julie Reindl
March 10th 2017
Scientists gene modify ants in order to find out more about their social behavior.

Print Your House in a Day!

Julie Reindl
March 9th 2017
A Russian construction firm prints houses in 24 hours on site with their mobile 3D printer.

Grow Your Own Bio Bot

Julie Reindl
February 28th 2017
Researches at the University of Illinois released a step by step guide to build 3D printed bio robots with living muscles.
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