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Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

May 11, 2013
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The people behind the Glowing Plant project hope to bioengineer plants so they'll glow and maybe even replace streetlights someday.

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How to Care for Carrot Plants

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Howdini (Oct. 9, 2013) — Giving your carrot plants enough room will help them to grow sweet, crunchy, and uniform. Fine Gardening's Danielle Sherry shares great techniques with Fine Cooking's Sarah Breckenridge for thinning plants in your home garden.
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Study: Plants Communicate to Defend Themselves

Study: Plants Communicate to Defend Themselves

Buzz60 (May 14, 2013) — Researchers from three United Kingdom institutions say that plants can communicate through underground connections of fungi. Scientists say they do this in an attempt to ward off pests like aphids. Apparently plants are quite chatty, because another recent study says plants also communicate through the air.
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Orchid Show in New York

Orchid Show in New York

Xinhua News Agency (Mar. 6, 2012) — The New York Botanical Garden hosts its annual Orchid Show, showcasing some of the most beautiful plants and flowers from all over the world.
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Biofuel: A Resource of the Future

Biofuel: A Resource of the Future

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 11, 2013) — With flying cameras and three-dimensional nuclear spin imaging Ulrich Schurr is studying the growth of energy crops. Rapeseed, sugar beets, China grass - these are plants which can be easily processed to give fuel and raw materials for the chemical industry. But how well, how fast and how uniformly will these plants grow in a northern German climate? The plant scientist from the Jlich Research Center is convinced that energy crops will play a big role in the future - as long as their cultivation does not compete with food crop production. To what extent that is possible - that is being investigated by a newly founded research center: the Bioeconomy Science Center.
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