Category Archives: Science Related

Students create plant that glows when thirsty

Students create plant that glows when thirsty | Reuters.com: “Some people like to talk to their plants. Now, students at Singapore Polytechnic say they have created a plant that can communicate with people — by glowing when it needs water.” Now this is Very Cool…this will solve my dilemma of several dead cactuses…

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Instantly Freeze your Food.

Cuisine Technology: Thermal Circulators & Baths: “The Grant Achatz inspired “Anti-Griddle” is a traditional cooktop with an amazing twist: The device quickly freezes sauces and purees instead of heating them! This unique innovation allows you to effortlessly freeze sauces and purees solid or develop semi-frozen creations with stable, crunchy surfaces and cool, creamy centers.” Now all I need is some Neapolitan Ice Cream and a bunch of Strawberries.

Genes show humans are still evolving

Chicago Tribune | Genes show humans are still evolving: “Providing the strongest evidence yet that human beings are still evolving, researchers have detected some 700 regions of the human genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection, a principal force of evolution, within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years.”The genes that show this evolutionary change include some responsible for the senses of taste and smell, digestion, bone structure, skin color and brain function.”
And you thought X-Men was just sci-fi!

Bacteria that have been found to eat Styrofoam

LiveScience.com – Immortal Styrofoam Meets its Enemy: “Bacteria that have been found to eat Styrofoam”Yes just as you heard this maybe the future for Solid Waste Centers. The scientists fed this styrene oil (what Styrofoam is made of) to the soil bacteria Pseudomonas putida, which converted it into biodegradable plastic known as PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates).

Off the Grid

Hybrid Technologies, Inc.: “Hybrid Living Home”. This is the future people… “Using the latest technologies, this house features solar panels and wind turbines as an alternative energy source and Lithium-powered energy for storage. While providing a zero-emission, off-the-grid lifestyle, it maintains all the comforts of home, with the integration of a geothermal system for heating and cooling.” What more do you want…? Now don’t ask if it comes with Cable TV

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