DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

May 15, 2013 by  
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Many people bemoan the fact that they can’t grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small areas as long as they get a bit of direct sun. Hell, you can even grow things indoors under a lamp, but there’s something special about plucking your own food from a stalk that’s been sitting in summer sunshine all day. In any case, whether you have a little concrete slab behind your house, a fire escape outside your window, or even a tiny balcony, your urban garden can be a veritable Eden of fresh, healthy, home-grown vegetables, and herbs. Read the rest of DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: balcony garden , companion planting , food , herbs , Organic vegetables , patio garden , patio gardening , self sufficiency , tomatoes , urban food gardening , urban food solution , urban garden , urban gardening , vegetables        

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Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint

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Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are working on a new generation of liquid solar cells that may one day be as cheap as paint. Although they would be significantly less efficient than conventional solar cells made with either amorphous silicon or cadmium telluride, these new plasmonic-enhanced photovoltaic solar cells containing metal nanoparticles are less costly to produce and can be applied to much bigger surfaces. Read the rest of Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , green technology , liquid solar cells , liquid solar cells as cheap as paint , more efficient liquid solar cells , Plasmonics , pv cells , Solar Power , SUNY Buffalo , university at buffalo        

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16-Year-Old Student Uses Fruit Flies to Investigate Benefits of Organic Produce

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Anyone who has ever taken a course in biology or left produce out on the counter for a little too long will recognize the noble fruit fly . Easy to breed, feed and observe, they are the subject of choice for many hoping to study a broad range of scientific inquiries. After hearing her parents debate the benefits of organic over conventionally-raised foods, Texas student Ria Chhabra decided to use the insect to investigate their argument. The 16-year-old looked at the rates of stress, fertility and longevity of the flies and noticed that all fared better on the organic potatoes and bananas that they were fed. She has since published her results , been named as a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom Masters national scientific challenge, and partnered with a research laboratory at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Read the rest of 16-Year-Old Student Uses Fruit Flies to Investigate Benefits of Organic Produce Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: broadcom masters , brown , Dallas , fruit fly , high school student , johannes bauer , MIT , Organic , Produce , ria chhabra , santharam kolli , southern methodist university , texas , type 2 diabetes , vitamin c        

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