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Direct electrosynthesis of sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid from brine streams | Nature Catalysis
recycling output brine from desalination plants to make sodium hydroxide in bulk. Apparently desal plants normally have to buy it to adjust input salinities, so producing it's own makes some sense...
sodium  hydroxide  direct  electrosynthesis  desalination  plant  seawater  brine  effluent 
february 2019 by asteroza
Synthetic glycolate metabolism pathways stimulate crop growth and productivity in the field | Science
New synthetic pathway spliced in to override native pathway to improve CO2 capture and reduce accidental O2 capture (and subsequent remediation metabolic cost), for a massive boost in photosynthesis efficiency. But this is for C3 plants, so C4 plants like rice/corn may not work?
C3  plant  GM  GMO  synthetic  photosynthesis  pathway 
january 2019 by asteroza
Cheap plant oil can give us healthier salmon
So farmed salmon eating plant diets lack Omega-3 fatty acids, as they usually get that from eating other fish. Farmed salmon can sorta get that back by adding fish oil to their feed, but that costs money. Now, using transgenic plants that put out DHA and fatty acids as feed seems to fill the nutrition gap for farmed salmon.
transgenic  GM  camelina  plant  fish  farm  salmon  feed  biology  research  technology 
october 2018 by asteroza
More Details >> Secretary Perdue Issues USDA Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation
Hrm, so plant GMO means bringing in genes from unrelated organisms. But CRISPR editing of plant genomes for point changes/deletions, bulk changes that could/were achieved via traditional plant breeding (but difficult to expand/commercialize conventionally), and importing genes from related (how related?) species doesn't count as GMO, thus no labeling requirement. FDA still says any artificial gene modification to animals counts as GMO, and the animals get regulated as "animal drug"?
USA  USDA  FDA  EPA  GMO  CRISPR  genetically  modified  organism  plant  gene  editing  labeling 
april 2018 by asteroza
Seek App · iNaturalist.org
Using machine learning to identify animals and plants. Probably shouldn't use it for mushroom differentiation quite yet...
iPhone  android  app  software  machine  vision  image  recogniton  deep  learning  anima  plant  photo  species  identification  observation 
march 2018 by asteroza
Photosystem II Subunit S overexpression increases the efficiency of water use in a field-grown crop | Nature Communications
Single gene tweaks drops water usage by 25% but keeps yield up apparently for tobacco, should work for other plants.
GM  genetically  modified  plant  low  water  usage  efficiency  agriculture  biology  science  research  technology 
march 2018 by asteroza
INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing ai...
I don't see a direct list for hardiness in the face human neglect or ignorance, for those people who can somehow kill a cactus...
NASA  indoor  plant  recommendation  review  list  human  health  wellbeing  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
Rockwell Integrated Space Plan
Site hosting an effort to execute the fabled Rockwell Integrated Space Plan, a 100 year technology development roadmap to improve humanity.
Rockwell  integrated  space  plant  history  research  technology  development  guidline  roadmap  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
TomTato™ - All Vegetable Plants - Thompson & Morgan
A single season grafted hybrid potato/tomato plant. Apparently the tomatoes aren't that great but have preferred acidity and high Brix/sugar content. Not tomacco...
plant  grafted  tomato  food  agriculture  potato  hybrid  garden  vegtable  Delicious 
october 2013 by asteroza
Hampton Creek Foods
Some sort of artificial egg substitute that is getting high marks for emulating real eggs?
plant  food  sustainability  substitute  egg  artificial  based  Delicious 
march 2013 by asteroza
Floating Island Southeast
Interesting artificial bioremediation platform, using recycled plastic and foam to make essentially hydroponic mounts for plants, which free float in lake or river water. The plants pierce the matting, with roots dangling below, offering bioremediation of local water.
BioHaven  artificial  island  platform  plant  mount  bioremediation  plastic  foam  recycling  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
Mitsubishi Chemical Releases Container-type Vegetable Plant -- Tech-On!
Legal off-grid self-sufficient containerized grow-op, for Quatar? I would have expected a couple units to be sold in the US and Canada...
Mitsubishi  container  containerized  grow-op  hydroponic  food  agriculture  urban  plant  farming  farm  hardware  electronics  devices  production  vegetable  Delicious 
january 2010 by asteroza
Slashdot Science Story | One Variety of Sea Slugs Cuts Out the Energy Middleman
A particular sea slug seems to already have a large amount of the DNA required to make chlorophyll, but lacks chloroplasts so has to ingest them by eating algae. Once onboard, you now have an animal with a photosynthetic metablism boost and an alternative energy source for the animal. While it would never be enough to run a human, it would be a nice little boost for people living in the tropics. Possible early genetic treatment for proto-transhumanists, as opposed to that gandollinium nanobot energy source?
sea  slug  animal  plant  hybrid  photosynthesis  solar  energy  metabolism  boost  transhumanism  genetics  DNA  biology  Delicious 
january 2010 by asteroza
News Release : SHOWA DENKO K.K.
Someone pointed out that ideal plant growth acceleration under artificial lighting would be 92% red LED's and 8% blue LED's, and that white LED's are a waste of energy. So these special red LED's by SDK would be great for indoor agriculture and specialty photobioreactors for algae production.

Though there will be the inevitable comments about underground growops in a certain variant hemp industry...
SDK  japan  materials  science  research  technology  LED  lighting  AlGaInP  aluminum  gallium  indium  phosphide  red  plant  growth  accelerator  growlight  growop  photobioreactor  green  energy  algae  hydroponics  indoor  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
april 2009 by asteroza

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