Telling Time Using Potatoes and Soil

January 25, 2013

Remember the old science class project making clocks operated by potatoes? You can do the same thing with mud–either from scratch, from a kit, or with a ready-made clock.

Essentially, the potatoes and the mud work like a battery. A … Read More...

Three Cool Inventions For a Greener World

August 2, 2012

This summer has been one of the warmest on record in the northern hemisphere. 97% of Greenland’s surface ice thawed in an historical four days. Maybe it’s time to take a look at the grass roots of the green world … Read More...

Brown Thumbs Up for the Biome Terrarium

November 21, 2011

No green thumbs needed here: Biome, by London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson, is a smart terrarium powered and managed by an iPad or smartphone which controls its climate, water level, and nutrients. Sunlight for the mini eco-system is replicated … Read More...

Plants as Indoor Natural Air Purifiers

December 27, 2010

Green Flow

In its study of the effects of plants on interior air quality and sick air syndrome, NASA pointed out that “if man is to move into closed environments, he must take along nature’s life support system.”

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Flowerpot or Light?

December 19, 2010

It’s a grow-it-yourself plant kit that really isn’t. Schattengewächs, German Designer Maximilian Winkel’s light fixture, projects shadows of flowers, trees and even insects on to your wall. Don’t think of it as artificial flowers and plants, but rather as real … Read More...

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