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  • Spread @2:11AM, 2016-04-22 Share | Link |
    Tags: , communication, ecology, ,   

    The Secret Life of Plants 

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    Plants have scientifically been shown to draw alternative sources of energy from other plants. Plants influence each other in many ways and they communicate through “nanomechanical oscillations” – vibrations on the tiniest atomic or molecular scale or as close as you can get to telepathic communication.

    Members of Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse’s biological research team have previously shown that green algae not only engages in photosynthesis, but also has an alternative source of energy: it can draw it from other plants. His research findings were released in the online journal Nature Communications.

    Other research published last year, showed that young corn roots made clicking sounds, and that when suspended in water they would lean towards sounds made in the same frequency range (about 220 Hz). So it seemed that plants do emit and react to sound, and the researchers wanted to delve into this idea further.

    —Read the rest from Uplift Connect

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  • Spread @1:37AM, 2014-03-31 Share | Link |
    Tags: , cabins, ecology, renzo piano   

    Diogene, a “cabin” designed by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra, is not an emergency accommodation, but a voluntary place of retreat. It is supposed to function in various climate conditions, independent of the existing infrastructure, i.e. as a self-sufficient system. The required water is collected by the house itself, cleaned and reused. The house supplies its own power and the necessary platform is minimised. We live in an age in which the demand for sustainability forces us to minimise our ecological footprint.

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    —Via Vitra

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  • Spread @1:41AM, 2014-03-25 Share | Link |
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    Chondrocladia Lyra 

    The harp sponge, a species of carnivorous sponge, from the deep-sea off California.

    —Via http://www.mbari.org

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