Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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climateadaptation:

Science will save us.

Farmers are limited by the seasons, but by understanding the circadian rhythm of plants, which controls basic functions such as photosynthesis and flowering, we might be able to engineer plants that can grow in different seasons and places than is currently possible,” said Xing Wang Deng, the Daniel C. Eaton Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale and senior author of the paper.

(Source: sciencenote)

Posted at 10:30am and tagged with: science, cognitive dissonance, humanity, populations growth, gmo, crops, agriculture, engineering, food,.

smarterplanet:

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

via mothernaturenetwork:

Posted at 7:45am and tagged with: energy, engineering, wind, wind lens, design, innovation,.

smarterplanet:


Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclearA surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

via mothernaturenetwork: