09 Sep '11, 8am

Scientist Seals Himself in Box to Prove Importance of Plants

As we all remember from science class, photosynthesis means ''putting together with light'' and is the process by which plants convert sunlight into oxygen. It is crucial to our existence because without plants we can't breathe or grow crops. So Stewart will be breathing by using the oxygen generated by the plants in the box. The box itself will measure 6 ft. 6 inches by 20 ft. by 8 ft. It will be cleansed so that the amount of oxygen inside is reduced to about half the normal levels. There will be around 30 large plants and 130 smaller ones. These have been chosen for the large amount of oxygen that they generate: they will include miscanthus, a type of grass, zea maya, a kindof maize and banana trees. Temperature and humidity will be kept at an optimum level for the plants. Specialist lights will be placed both inside and outside the chamber to ensure the plants are cont...

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