Plants


These Bionic Spinach Plants Can Detect Explosive Materials

These Bionic Spinach Plants Can Detect Explosive Materials

Using nanotechnology, scientists have transfomed plants into explosives detectors....

Nov 1 2016, 12:10am CDT

Butterflies Distinguish Between Plants to Lay Eggs

Butterflies Distinguish Between Plants to Lay Eggs

The tropical butterfly Heliconius erato distinguishes between shapes to use them as a cue for choosing the plants on which to...

Jul 29 2016, 10:08am CDT

Pea Plants Can Take Risks and Gamble

Pea Plants Can Take Risks and Gamble

Recent research shows that pea plants are the only vegetables that are able to take any chances by means of adapted responses t...

Jul 2 2016, 5:11am CDT

Lignin from Plants can Protect You from Sunburn

Lignin From Plants Can Protect You From Sunburn

Lignin, a natural material in plants and a major waste product of the paper industry, can be added to sunscreen creams to prote...

Jun 10 2016, 2:39am CDT

Sorry Vegetarians: Plants Can Fell

Sorry Vegetarians: Plants Can Feel

Though you probably are safe eating that salad....

May 31 2016, 7:03am CDT

21% of World's Plants are at Risk of Extinction

21% of World's Plants are at Risk of Extinction

The Kew Report included quite a few new botanical species among the long list of the world’s plants....

May 10 2016, 5:57am CDT

Growing Plants with Fish Poop Saves Water

Growing Plants with Fish Poop Saves Water

Want to conserve water and grow plants indoors without soil? One can do that by using fish poop.IIT-Guwahati student Siddharth...

May 9 2016, 9:30am CDT

Plants May Be Able To Think and Remember

Plants May Be Able To Think and Remember

People who are vegans or vegetarians and say that they don't eat meat because the animal can think and feel might not want to c...

Apr 28 2016, 8:42am CDT

How Insects find out Infected Plants

How Insects find out Infected Plants

The leaves of virus-infected plants reflect light differently to attract the attention of disease-spreading greenfly, new resea...

Apr 24 2016, 5:55am CDT

Plants have Cellular Sensors to Find Sunlight

Plants have Cellular Sensors to Find Sunlight

Plants have been said to have cell sensors to detect sunlight....

Dec 28 2015, 4:36am CST

Green algae and land plants

Genetic Evidence Suggests Plants Evolved from Land, Not From Aquatic Algae

A new study titled “Why Plants Were Terrestrial From The Beginning” and published in the journal Trends in Plant Science by Dan...

Dec 22 2015, 6:07am CST

Scientists Create Electronic Plants

Scientists Create Electronic Plants

Scientists inserted electronic circuits into plants, opening up new possibilities to understand them....

Nov 22 2015, 2:18pm CST

How Farm Plants can Call Carnivores to Kill Pests

How Farm Plants can Call Carnivores to Kill Pests

Ladybugs are the insect helpers of hobby rose gardeners, but how can this organic way of killing pests scale to farming? Now sc...

Oct 5 2015, 8:39pm CDT

Apple Plants Trees in China

Apple Plants Trees in China

Apple announced a new environmental initiative focused on China, where Apple is actually making their products....

May 11 2015, 12:54am CDT

Tesla Energy Launches New Batteries for Homes, Businesses, and Power Plants

Tesla Energy Launches New Batteries for Homes, Businesses, and Power Plants

Tesla is now an energy company....

May 1 2015, 2:21am CDT

Tommy Chong Says Dancing with the Stars Won’t Allow Pot Plants, Bongs

Tommy Chong Says Dancing with the Stars Won’t Allow Pot Plants, Bongs

Tommy Chong is set to take part in Dancing with the Stars on Monday night on ABC....

Sep 16 2014, 5:05am CDT

Is Shutting Working Nuclear Plants Jeopardizing Obama's Climate Goals?

Is Shutting Working Nuclear Plants Jeopardizing Obama's Climate Goals?

Concern is mounting in the Obama Administration over a growing number of nuclear reactors that are being closed prematurely. Fo...

Feb 9 2014, 8:16pm CST

400-year-old Plants Grow Again

400-year-old Plants Grow Again

Scientists revived 400-year-old plants frozen 400 years ago in Little Ice Age....

Jun 3 2013, 2:53am CDT

Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming in July

Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming in July

PopCap has finally announced the long-awaited sequel of its massively popular game Plants vs. Zombies. The new version, which c...

May 7 2013, 3:10am CDT

PopCap Plants vs. Zombies Hits Nintendo DS

PopCap Plants vs. Zombies Hits Nintendo DS

DS gets iPhone favotire Palnts vs. Zombies...

Jan 18 2011, 12:38pm CST

Plants Vs Zombies Officially Announced For Xbox Live Arcade

It is the little Flash game that could: Plants vs Zombies, once an obscure, simple little game that users could play online, ha...

Jul 19 2010, 12:05pm CDT

PopCap Launches Plants vs. Zombies For iPad

PopCap Launches Plants vs. Zombies For iPad

Once in a great while, a game comes along that shatters all pre-conceived notions of 'play' and wraps us up in a wholly new wor...

Apr 6 2010, 10:14am CDT

Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone Review

Plants vs. Zombies for iPhone Review

The iPhone and iPod touch are both fantastic mobile gaming platforms. Today I am checking out a new game doe the iPhone and iPo...

Feb 26 2010, 5:26am CST

Volkswagen EcoBlue Home Power Plants Unveiled

Volkswagen EcoBlue Home Power Plants Unveiled

Last Sunday we reported about a rumor that Volkswagen would build small power plants for homes. Now the Volkswagen EcoBlue Home...

Sep 11 2009, 8:42am CDT

Volkswagen To Sell Home Power Plants

Volkswagen To Sell Home Power Plants

Volkswagen is bigger than ever with the merged in Porsche, but making cars doesn't seem to be enough for the company. According...

Sep 6 2009, 9:16am CDT

Spy on your Plants with the Gardenwatch Cam

Spy on your Plants with the Gardenwatch Cam

Have you ever wondered how in the hell this flower in your garden suddenly was blooming in the morning and it was not even visi...

Jun 24 2009, 2:33am CDT

PopCap Unveils Plants vs. Zombies for PC and Mac

PopCap Unveils Plants vs. Zombies for PC and Mac

PopCap is the name behind some of the most popular casual games that most of us have probably played when we were supposed to b...

May 6 2009, 6:37am CDT

Thirsty Light Gadget keeps Plants alive

Thirsty Light Gadget keeps Plants alive

Just in time Trident Design, LLC introduces a neat gadget that helps keep your plants alive. The Thirsty Light starts to bli...

Nov 20 2007, 10:00am CST

BenQ To Sell Mobile Phone Manufacturing Plants

BenQ To Sell Mobile Phone Manufacturing Plants

BenQ did not apparently benefit from the purchase of the Siemens mobile phone business which they bought about 1 year ago. Ge...

Sep 20 2006, 9:57am CDT

Japanese Keychain Mini Plants

Japanese Keychain Mini Plants

I love simple genius ideas. To sell small living plants for your keychain is a genius idea. Soroban Geeks reports about the l...

Jan 18 2005, 12:21pm EST

The Future Now: Land Mine Detecting Plants

The Future Now: Land Mine Detecting Plants

This one of the most intriguing and helpful ideas I came across since a long time. A plant that is genetically modified to dete...

Jan 27 2004, 11:07pm EST