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13 year old Inventor Cracks Secret of Trees to Collect Solar Power

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by

What do trees know that we don’t? 13 year old inventor Aidan Dwyer realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don’t collect solar energy in the same way. Watch video click here  http://www.social-consciousness.com/2013/03/13yo-inventor-cracks-secret-of-trees-to-harness-solar-power.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsingTheLawOfAttraction+%28Using+the+Law+of+Attraction+-+Information+Insemination+for+Self+Improvement%29

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World’s First Algae-Powered Building by Splitterwerk Architects Opens This Month in Germany

Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by

We’ve all heard about buildings powered by solar or wind energy, but an algae-powered building? Splitterwerk  Architects have designed just such a structure, dubbed BIQ, which will be the very first of its kind. Covered with  a bio-adaptive façade of microalgae, the distinctive building has been designed  for the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg and […]

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Best air-filtering houseplants, according to NASA

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by

Having good indoor air quality is very important, especially since many of us spend so much time inside. NASA did a study to find out which plants were best to filter the air of the space station, and the agency’s findings are available to all. Read more original article MNN to see which houseplants are best to […]

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Bees get a buzz out of electricity from flowers

Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by

How do bumblebees find the best flowers in the field? It’s not just by smell, as you might think. It turns out that flowers generate a small electric field that bees can sense, drawing them in for a delicious taste of nectar.   A team of researchers from the University of Bristol in the U.K. […]

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80,000-Year-Old Aspen Grove Clones Itself

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by

The oldest living organism in the world is 80,000 years old, and clones itself. Known as Pando, and nicknamed The Trembling Giant, this organism is a single grove of Quaking Aspen trees in Utah. read more original article Treehugger

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Plans to put a beehive in every Berkeley middle school

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by

A new initiative, spearheaded by Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard Project, aims to put beehives in the city’s three middle schools by next spring.King Middle School’s one-acre garden, home to the Edible Schoolyard, has already jumped in having acquired a hive of Russian bees six weeks ago, under a program the organizers named Bee Experimental Education in Schools […]

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Bioluminescence: lighting up the natural world

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 by

The forest floor is barely visible in the low light conditions when it suddenly bursts into life, becoming a neon green blanket of light. The source of this eerie light is a bioluminescent fungus, known only by the name given to it by locals: “chimpanzee fire”. Filmmaker Verity White was able to catch this phenomenon […]

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Frost Flowers Grow over Land and Sea

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 by

In the news over the last couple weeks has been some bizarre ice formations. In fact, it seems like around this time each year as temperatures dip, we are surprised anew at the way the world works when we hit a freezing point. Specifically, we’ve been fascinated by what are called frost flowers. There are […]

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Coral Fights Back Against Warming Seas

Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by

In 2000, ecologist Dan Barshis was with a research group in American Samoa, wading through tide pools, when he noticed that coral in some pools seemed healthy, despite being bathed in water much warmer than corals can normally survive, and despite the fact that individuals of the very same species were on their deathbeds in […]

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Bee boulevard: An urban corridor becomes a haven for native pollinators

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 by

 A garden on the Pollinator Pathway. Pollinating insects are in crisis, with populations plummeting across the U.S. The work that these tiny animals do to sustain plants and food crops– usually working out-of-sight and out-of-mind– is critical to not just their survival but our own. The Pollinator Pathway is a plan being developed by artist […]

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