Problem with House Plants: Brown Tips on Leaves

Watering from taps – city water contains too much fluoride. Allow water to sit overnight before watering. Shallow watering – allow water to flow freely out of pots Low Humidity – air is too dry, mist plants every few days Too much fertilizerToo much water leading to plant root rotNot enough waterChemical burnPlant diseasesDirect sunlightNutrients […]

Eco Centre Homarus

The Homarus Eco-Centre is an interpretive center that offers a unique and interactive experience related to the mysterious world of lobsters and marine ecosystems. Discover the king of crustaceans during our guided tour and get the chance to see, touch and even adopt baby lobsters! The Homarus Eco-Centre is ranked 2nd place in “Canada’s 24 […]

Converting plastic and fabric waste into floor tiles using Solar Power

A 40-foot shipping container platform holds a complete mobile waste recycling plant capable of upcycling plastic and fabric waste into architectural tiles. Dealing with recyclable materials in the developed world, which often has a recycling infrastructure in place, isn’t nearly as difficult as dealing with waste in off-grid and remote areas, where plastic and other […]

Square Roots builds climate-controlled, indoor, hydroponic vertical farms

Square Roots squeezes the equivalent of 2 acres of outdoor farmland into a shipping container, growing non-GMO, fresh, tasty real food, all year round. Using vertical hydroponic farming, where plants grow year-round with LEDs rather than natural sunlight and seeds lie on trays with nutrient-rich water, stacked from the floor to the ceilings inside the shipping containers, […]

Molecular sensor reads chemical make-up in your palm

SCiO reads the chemical make-up of materials. It is a non-intrusive, no-touch optical sensor that provides a seamless user experience. Discover your world with the click of a button. Instant and affordable analysis of materials. Food, plants, medication, oil and fuels, plastics are only part of what SCiO could analyze.   Source: Consumer Physics

Lightweight collapsible wind turbine for adventurers

Ferber’s portable vertical axis wind turbine promises to be a lightweight option for providing off-grid electricity in places with abundant winds and problematic access to direct sunlight. The device is designed to pack down into about the size of an umbrella for transport and storage, and then to quickly unfold into a three-bladed Savonius-style turbine […]

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2015, more than one million people visited the Garden’s 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and […]

AUKEY 20W 2-Port Solar Charger

High Efficiency Version: Built with SUNPOWER solar arrays, solar conversion efficiency up to 21.5%-23.5%, while most panels in the market are only 15%. Exclusive Fast Charging Technology: Automatically detect the max charging current and voltage for your devices, fastest possible charging speed up to 2.4A max per port or 3.1A max overall to charge two […]