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Get Down to the Roots with the Breathe Soil-Free Harvesting Concept

Jim Ruck’s indoor aeroponic garden, simply titled “Breathe,” has completely eliminated the need for soil. Which is sort of disappointing, because what am I going to feed my kids for breakfast now? Oh well, I guess I can start buying cat food again. This innovative vegetation system comprises misters under the structure that fed water and nutrients to the plants ...

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Skyscraper Farm Coming To Singapore

Even more architecture that resembles the “arcologies” of Sim City 2000 are sprouting up, this time in Singapore.Here, eco-minded architecture firm TR Hamzah & Yeang is designing this skyscraper it’s calling the EDITT (Ecological Design In The Tropics) Tower. This 26-story skyscraper will be constructed using various recycled and recyclable materials. Not only that, but the tower will include the ...

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New Jet Fuel Made From Pond Scum

Finding new ways to make eco-friendly biofuels is going to be crucial to surviving this whole global warming thing. That’s why it’s so exciting that someone’s figured out how to power jets with alga. A synthetic biology company named Solazyme has figured out how to make jet fuel using oil produced by caged marine microorganisms. Other companies are researching algal ...

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Arduino Lilypad: Oversized Robotic Arm Directs Plants To Window

Your house plants are withering. You have two options: put them out in the sun or build a gigantic robotic arm that takes up half of your living space. Lively plants at the cost of sleeping in the bathtub doesn’t sound too bad either. The Bartlett School of Architecture showcased their Experiments in Time exhibit, which included this steel monstrosity ...

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Hippie Home Decor: Livinglass

If you’re a real Dead-head and you just so happen to be redecorating your home. Livinglass.com proposes a eco-friendly alternative to glass paneling decor. OK, so it’s not as eco-friendly as the trash recycler, but at least it isn’t hurting the environment. From the official site: “Livinglass is the leading manufacturer of decorative transparent and translucent laminated glass panels, capturing ...

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Sun? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sun!

Device artist and interaction designer Ryan Wolfe has invented a new kind of plant: a cybernetic one. Well, alright, maybe it’s not “cybernetic,” but it can survive indefinitely without sunlight. The plants have had surgically implanted LEDs put into them and these same LEDs mimic sunlight and moonlight depending on the plant and the time of day. This “internal sunshine” ...

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Local River: Art Meets Nature

A self-sufficient aquarium? To an extent, that’s what one could probably call Local River. The latest project from French designer Mathieu Lehanneur features a small aquarium with untrained fish swimming around at the bottom. Various plant life grows around the tank and the fish feed off it as they please. In turn, the plants provide nutrients for the fish and ...

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Botanicalls gives your plants a voice

Not since Audrey the talking plant from Little Shop Of Horrors exclaimed “Feed me, Seymour!” have we heard of talking plants. Though, Botanicalls brings us one step closer to having flower-to-person communication (F2P?). Botanicalls is essentially a soil moisture sensor implanted in your flower pot, made with only two nails and a circuit, which sends information about the plants vitals ...

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