Plant asks for care via Flower Power plant sensor

It looks like a stylish twig but is loaded with high technology: we're talking about the Flower Power, a plant sensor produced by French company Parrot which uses a handy app to tell people exactly when a plant needs care. ...

Promiscuous males die young, childless females live longer

(Phys.org) —A study of birds by researchers from our Department of Biology & Biochemsitry in collaboration with the University of Sheffield shows for the first time how sexual behaviour is linked with life expectancy and ...

New software brings the right wind farm to the right spot

Wind farms are springing up all across Europe, covering some 8 % of the EU's electricity needs in 2013 according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). But several drawbacks have so far prevented this share from ...

Samsung introduces new branded SSD powered by 3D V-NAND

Samsung Electronics today launched the 850 PRO, a new solid state drive (SSD) line-up featuring Samsung's cutting-edge three-dimensional (3D) vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. The new Samsung 850 PRO, unveiled ...

Three new quinoa cultivars for varying climates

Consumers can't get enough of the superfood quinoa, healthy grains which originate from and thrive in South America. Wageningen UR has developed three varieties that also do well elsewhere in the world.

How to make strawberries sweeter without adding calories

Strawberries and cream are symbolic of Wimbledon and appreciated worldwide for their oh-so-sweet flavour. Researchers at the University of Florida, including myself, studied more than 30 varieties of strawberries and found ...

Flight of fiction, now future prediction

Personal air vehicles (PAVs), lightweight four to five-seater aircraft that anyone with a driver's licence could fly are in the not too distant future according to a University of Sydney aeronautical student.

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