Light Pollution Is One of the World’s Biggest Buzzkills…Here’s Why

Have you ever come home from a long day to find your front door swarmed by flying insects? Or more accurately, your front door’s light? Turns out, that’s more than a minor inconvenience. Light pollution is contributing to worldwide insect decline and that’s actually a huge problem. Insects may seem pesky. They bite and sting […]

Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage

I’m a neuroscientist, and I’m the co-founder of Backyard Brains, and our mission is to train the next generation of neuroscientists by taking graduate-level neuroscience research equipment and making it available for kids in middle schools and high schools. And so when we go into the classroom, one way to get them thinking about the […]

Artificial Leaf Technology Could One Day Power Our World

I’ve got some Big Green News for you: scientists at the University of Waterloo in Canada have come up with a new design for an artificial leaf. That means a whole new way of making cleaner burning fuels using a process that mimics photosynthesis! But…what’s an artificial leaf? And could it really help us move […]

Ultrafine dust in Seoul, Beijing associated with emissions, coal

fine dust pollution is an environmental headache for us here in Korea and a new study looked at fine dust components in soda and Beijing to find that most emissions come from cars and coal burning power plants our park se-young tells us more ammonium nitrate ammonium sulfate earth crustal material and organic matter are […]

Electricity from living plants. Dr. Marjolein Helder, Plant-e, Web Summit

So this is our newest product. We produce electricity with living plants What we do here is we actually generate electricity with the plants that grow here, and we gather technology in the box. And then we can light the LEDs that are on top of this box so if I push this button then […]

The Winter Greenhouse, grow in -40’C (2020)

Imagine taking the heat from the sun in the summer, storing it, and then using it to heat a greenhouse in the winter! Heating a greenhouse costs so much in Canada in the winter that it’s cheaper to truck food in from 1000’s of miles away. Trucked in food is chemically ripened and tastes horrible. […]

Electricity’s Affect on Plants

Does soil charged with different voltages affect the growth of Mammoth Sunflowers. If the soil is charged, then it will stimulate the seed, causing it to start growing sooner. Too much electricity will kill the plant. You will need the following materials. Once complete, the cup should look like this. The Arduino is the brain […]

Can Vertical Farming Change The World?

– [Narrator] In the last video we identified plant factories as the most viable version of the vertical farm and saw how it is already technologically and economically viable for leafy greens. However, energy remains a challenge for plant factories, both in terms of cost and carbon footprint, (upbeat music) spoiling it’s otherwise very positive […]

Energy 101: Feedstocks for Biofuels and More

Nearly a billion dollars a day. That’s how much we spend on oil imports in the U.S. — oil that powers our nation’s transportation systems and industries. But here’s something to think about: a strong biofuels industry could meet much of our demand. Biofuels are made from organic materials, or biomass, grown in our own […]

S. Korea to cut operation of coal-fired power plants this winter to tackle fine dust pollution

the South Korean government plans to operate a fewer coal-fired power plants over the winter to tackle find US pollution it’s the first time such measures are carried out during the cold season when demand for energy is high kim jae hee explains further between 8 and 15 coal power plants in South Korea will […]