11 Feb '17, 9pm

They’ve figured out how to make spinach detect explosives https://t.co/YtIlnYviFU

The tiny pieces of electronic material might not make a bunch of spinach ripe for eating, but it would mean sussing out nitroaromatic compounds that could save people from land mines and other hard to detect explosives. Lead researcher Professor Michael Strano, told BT: “Plants are very good analytical chemists. They have an extensive root network in the soil, are constantly sampling ground water, and have a way to self-power the transport of that water up into the leaves.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/11/02/theyve-figured-out-how...


Could Grizzlies Make Good Neighbors?

Could Grizzlies Make Good Neighbors?

nrdc.org 13 Feb '17, 10pm

A grizzly in Denali National Park Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith/Flickr For 20,000 years, grizzly bears padded over Washington’s...