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|Clipped from: Artificial Trees: Could They be Better Than the Real Thing? : TreeHugger|
Living trees are one of nature’s best carbon capturers; planting them can help counteract the carbon emissions of everything from cars to planes (though they're just a small part of a bigger solution). But the artificial version created by Columbia University professor Klaus Lackner has been grabbing carbon 1,000 times more quickly than the rooted versions (and “several hundred times better,” according to Lackner, than windmills) for a total of 90,000 tons of carbon each year--even without sunlight.
|Clipped from: Synthetic Tree Soaks Up Carbon 1000x Faster Than the Real Thing | Popular Science|
Synthetic Tree Soaks Up Carbon 1000x Faster Than the Real Thing
Klaus Lackner, a professor at Columbia University who is developing the tree, met with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu last month to talk about the concept. In an interview with CNN, Lackner said the synthetic tree is "several hundred times better at collecting CO2" than windmill generators. Lackner says that for every 1,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide collected, the tree emits just 200 kilograms. This ratio is more than enough to warrant the relatively high cost of building the trees (about the same as a new automobile) or retrofitting coal plants.
|Clipped from: 'Synthetic tree' claims to catch carbon in the air - CNN.com|
'Synthetic tree' claims to catch carbon in the air
A conceptual design of how the "synthetic tree" might look should they ever reach the stage of production.
As the wind blows though plastic "leaves," the carbon is trapped in a chamber, compressed and stored as liquid carbon dioxide.
The technology is similar to that used to capture carbon from flue stacks at coal-fired power plants, but the difference is that the "synthetic tree" can catch carbon anytime, anywhere
|Clipped from: Air Scrubber Can Soak Up One Ton of Carbon Dioxide Daily - GoodCleanTech|
More than a year ago, Sir Richard Branson launched the Virgin Earth Challenge which promises to grant $25 million to anyone who can come up with the best method to capture significant amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide. While we've seen potential contenders before, a group of scientists from Columbia University in New York headed by Klaus Lackner, seems to be leading the pack.
|Clipped from: GRT - Global Research Technologies: Carbon Dioxide Air Capture|
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GRT is the global air-capture technology and intellectual property leader and is currently developing its ACCESSTM air-capture system for commercialization.
|Clipped from: BBC NEWS | Programmes | Artificial trees: A green solution?|
Artificial trees: A green solution?
Artificial trees mimic one of the greatest carbon capturers on earth
Professor Lackner estimates that every tree would remove 90,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year
Would people be happy to look at fields of artificial trees?
Carbon dioxide gas would be injected into the sea bed
- Artificial Trees: Could They be Better Than the Real Thing? : TreeHugger
- Synthetic Tree Soaks Up Carbon 1000x Faster Than the Real Thing | Popular Science
- 'Synthetic tree' claims to catch carbon in the air - CNN.com
- Air Scrubber Can Soak Up One Ton of Carbon Dioxide Daily - GoodCleanTech
- GRT - Global Research Technologies: Carbon Dioxide Air Capture
- BBC NEWS | Programmes | Artificial trees: A green solution?
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- Synthetic Tree Captures Carbon 1,000 Times Faster Than Real Trees | Sustainability | Fast Company
- Synthetic Tree Promises Huge Carbon Dioxide Absorption Rate - GoodCleanTech
|Clipped from: Talking To Plants Cartoons|
|Clipped from: Women's voices 'make plants grow faster' finds Royal Horticultural Society - Telegraph|
Women's voices 'make plants grow faster' finds Royal Horticultural Society
Talking to plants makes them grow, especially if you are a woman, according to an experiment by the Royal Horticultural Society.
In an experiment run over a month, they found that tomato plants grew up to two inches taller if they were serenaded by the dulcet tones of a female rather than a male.
Appropriately the most effective talk came from Sarah Darwin, whose great-great grandfather was legendary botanist Charles Darwin, one of the founding fathers of the RHS' Scientific Committee.
She read a read a passage from the On the Origin of Species and beat nine other 'voices'.
Her plant grew nearly two inches taller than the best performing male and half an inch higher than her nearest competitor.
|Clipped from: Prince was right: study shows talking to plants helps them grow - Times Online|
Prince was right: study shows talking to plants helps them grow
The Prince of Wales was right all along. Plants really do like it if you talk to them.
What he did not know is that they prefer to hear a woman’s voice. And what really encourages them to grow is a direct descendant of Charles Darwin.
These are the conclusions of a month-long study by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) into the effect of the human voice on tomato plants.
|Clipped from: BBC NEWS | UK | England | Surrey | Darwin relative helps plants grow|
Darwin relative helps plants grow
The voice that best encourages plants to grow taller belongs to a relative of Charles Darwin, according to plant experts in Surrey.
|Clipped from: Does talking to plants actually help them grow?|
|Does talking to plants actually help them grow?|
The idea of talking to plants was introduced in 1848, when Dr. Gustav Theodor Fechner, a German professor, suggested the idea in his book Nanna (Soul-life of Plants). He believed that plants were capable of emotions, just like humans, and you could promote healthy growth by showering your plants with attention and talk.
And in 1970, New York dentist George Milstein released Music to Grow Plants By, a record of songs to play for your plants. In fact, a few studies seemed to confirm that classical or soothing music would benefit plants, while loud aggressive music, like rock music, could cause them to wither and die. If you are a proponent of the theory, there are several records out there to help your houseplants be happy and healthy.
|Clipped from: The DoveSong Foundation -- The effect of Music on Plants (The Plant Experiments)|
Dorothy Retallack and Professor Broman working with the plants used in music experiments.
|Clipped from: Music-loving Plants and Music-giving Plants | Kids Discover > Earth facts for kids > Music-loving Plants and Music-giving Plants | Pitara Kids Network|
Music-loving Plants and Music-giving Plants
Experiments show that plants thrive if soothing instrumental music is played in the background. On the other hand they shrivel and die if exposed to heavy metal or rock music. And now a Japanese company has created a gadget that puts you in touch with the 'feelings' of plants.
- Talking To Plants Cartoons
- Women's voices 'make plants grow faster' finds Royal Horticultural Society - Telegraph
- Prince was right: study shows talking to plants helps them grow - Times Online
- BBC NEWS | UK | England | Surrey | Darwin relative helps plants grow
- Does talking to plants actually help them grow?
- The DoveSong Foundation -- The effect of Music on Plants (The Plant Experiments)
- Music-loving Plants and Music-giving Plants | Kids Discover > Earth facts for kids > Music-loving Plants and Music-giving Plants | Pitara Kids Network
- Research|Penn State: Does talking to plants help them grow?
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