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Engineering nature to sustain our needs” is exactly what the Glowing Plant Project aims to do. Synthetic biologist Omri Amirav-Drory, plant scientist Kyle Taylor and project leader Antony Evans are working together to engineer “a glow-in-the-dark plant using synthetic biology techniques that could possibly replace traditional lighting” – and perhaps even create glow-in-the-dark trees that would supplant (pun intended) the common street light. 211 more words
For a study in Nature, Chinese scientists looked at the small, non-poisonous cribellate spider’s silk. The sec- ret, revealed by scanning electron microscope, lies in the silk’s tail-shaped protein fibres which change structure in response to water. 296 more words
Researcher Andreas Mershin of MIT has developed a process which extracts photosynthesizing molecules in order to produce electrons later used to create electricity. Plants use a process known as photosynthesis where chemical energy is created using sunlight, sugar, and CO2. 267 more words
The US Forest Service has opened a $1.7 million plant that will produce cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) from wood by- products, like wood chips and sawdust. The end result is stronger than Kevlar or carbon fiber, with similar low-weight advantages. 262 more words
Here’s another story for all you nonexistant readers! This one is a bit depressing, not tissue depressing. Enjoy!
I stopped respecting myself long ago. Caring about that lack went soon after. 651 more words