Vegetables on Mars within ten years?

The soil on Mars may be suitable for cultivating food crops – this is the prognosis of a study by plant ecologist Wieger Wamelink of Wageningen UR. This would prove highly practical if we ever decide to send people on a ...

Industrial production of biodiesel feasible within 15 years

Within 10 to 15 years, it will be technically possible to produce sustainable and economically viable biodiesel from micro-algae on a large scale. Technological innovations during this period should extend the scale of production ...

Saving greenhouse power with deep-red LED light

The Siemens subsidiary Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a powerful light-emitting diode (LED) for use in the cultivation of plants. It emits a deep-red light at a wavelength of 660 nanometers, which is perfect for ...

Scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon

Oil palm cultivation is a significant driver of tropical forest destruction across Southeast Asia. It could easily become a threat to the Amazon rainforest because of a proposed change in Brazil's legislation, new infrastructure ...

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