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Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars

...." Preliminary indications are that hydroponic greenhouses in New Mexico, for example, could reduce the curre...d to function in the first place. Hydroponic greenhouses recently built in the State of Chihuahua have been used by Mexican ranchers during the current droug...

Virginia Tech's smelly 'corpse plant' due to bloom Aug. 4

... Washington Street. Very shortly, you will see the greenhouses on the right. After taking the road into the greenhouse complex and reaching a gravel section between the glass and fiberglass greenhouses, stop at the first fiberglass greenhouse, number F-6, where the plant is located. Or follow your nose....

Clemson launches S.C. DNA Learning Center

...systems Research Complex. The campus building and greenhouses are high-tech laboratories for scientists researching biotechnology. Combining diverse fields, including molecular genetics, biology, chemistry and engineering, biotechnology holds the promise of providing an array of benefits in medicine, new ma...

American black cherry tree overruns Europe by playing dirty

...s also conducted experiments in American and Dutch greenhouses to assess soil properties from the two countries' study sites. In some pots, soil was sterilized with heat. Black cherry seedlings were grown for two months. The researchers found that black cherry is sparsely distributed across Indiana forests, but ...

Membrane separation technology produces myriad applications in numerous industries

...remove carbon dioxide from flue gas and send it to greenhouses to improve crop yields. Research has also yielded other technologies that remove sulfur from gasoline. Gas separation applications and the natural gas, oil, and petrochemical industries are other important markets for membrane separation technologies...

Sex, flounder and donuts

...o tobacco farming," says Daniels, who eyes tobacco greenhouses as potential settings for growing Southern flounder in recirculating systems. Not suited for outdoor pond culture, Southern flounder do better in the warm, protected greenhouse environment. There are no Southern flounder-farming operations that rear ...

K-State researchers study response of prairie ecosystem

...all "shelters" on the Konza Prairie -- essentially greenhouses with clear plastic roofs but without sidewalls -- that allowed the researchers to collect and store rainfall as it occurred and use it in turn to manipulate rainfall patterns in large grassland plots. The research team was able to alter the rainfall ...

Rutgers spinoff success yields $4.3 million payback to university

...nces company that grew out of the laboratories and greenhouses at Rutgers. It focuses on human health care and plant biotechnology with the goal of discovering, developing and manufacturing new plant-based pharmaceuticals, botanical drugs and other related products. It is funded by private investors and the Ne...

New grant supports research to reduce greenhouse gases

...s the lead institution in a consortium to mitigate greenhouses gases. The team is led by Charles W. Rice, professor of soil microbiology and director, Kansas Environmental Protection Agency EPSCoR program at Kansas State University. The grant is the largest ever received by K-State, and is nearly twice the amoun...

Genetically modified eggplants (aubergines) shown to be 30% more productive

...d out three trials, two of which were conducted in greenhouses and one in an open field site in central Italy. They compared the weight of the eggplant harvest from the genetically engineered plants with eggplants that had not been genetically modified and found increased production of fruit in their genetically...

New killer stalks California forests

...and his colleagues grew two eastern oak species in greenhouses and infected them with the fungus that causes the ... currently being done. And, because trees grown in greenhouses (like the ones used in his study) can react to infectious diseases differently than those in a natur...

Genetically engineered tomato plant grows in salty water

...cience. The transgenic tomato plants were grown in greenhouses at the University of Toronto. Blumwald hopes to continue the research at UC Davis, including field trials in salt-damaged soils. He projects that, with proper funding, it would be possible to develop commercially useful salt-tolerant tomato plants wi...

Biodiversity increases ecosystems' ability to absorb CO2 and nitrogen

...lants in their natural environment, rather than in greenhouses or other enclosures. Each FACE facility consists of six 20-meter diameter experimental plots, each encircled by a ring of five-foot tall vertical pipes capable of releasing varying concentrations of CO2. Computers monitor the wind speed, wind directi...

Amazon roads may lead to peril for rainforest

...es, reduced wildlife resources and more release of greenhouses gases. "We're basically talking about losing rainforest land the size of Rhode Island each year," Cochrane said. "We're trying to map out the implications to let them know what the consequences are. We feel it hasn't been looked at yet." ...

Voyage of the space veggies

...of transpiration. This water could be harvested in greenhouses simply by using cooled coils to capture it, just like a dehumidifier. There are limits to the dirtiness of the water plants can process, but increase their tolerance to urea, for example, and they could thrive on the colonists' urine. The researcher...

Arctic ozone depletion linked to longevity of polar stratospheric clouds, according to studies

...easing since the winter of 1995-96, said Toon. If greenhouses gases warming Earth's atmosphere are shown to be the culprit in lengthening the amount of time the polar stratospheric clouds persist, the recovery of the Arctic ozone layer may be delayed by decades, scientists predict....

Testing Restaurant Compost For Greenhouses

...ts for Composting. "We have thetechnology to heat greenhouses with energy from the composting reaction, and thecomposted food waste will provide enriched soil for community garden plots inthe greenhouses. We know this will work in Ithaca, and it should help anycommunity with commercial food wastes and vacant l...

Open-Air Experiment Shows High CO2 Boosts Tree Growth

...re ecosystems. Similar past experiments in greenhouses and open-top growth chambershave hinted that higher carbon dioxide levels could increase growth levels insome plant species. But until experiments like FACTS-1, scientists have had noway to evaluate the effects of high-CO2 in a "real-world" setting. ...

Photosynthetic Harvest Inc. Harnesses The Power Of Nature's Chemical Factories By "Milking" Green Plants For Valuable Natural Products

...e. Plants are grown in state of the arthydroponic greenhouses and stimulated with precisely controlled doses of uniqueelicitors." PHI is a privately held biotechnology firm with headquarters located inWillingboro, N.J. PHI holds exclusive worldwide rights to proprietaryRhizosecretion technology....

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