It's hard to find enough space for urban farms to grow enough local produce to feed a big city. Unless you put the whole farm below in an abandoned tunnel.
The newest branch line of the London Underground doesn't go anywhere. But it does produce a lot of nice food to eat. It's a hydroponic farm, 100 feet below the surface, launching its debut in March 2014.
With sky-high rents in central London, it made sense for the startup behind the project, Zero Carbon Food, to look for an unconventional farm Read more [...]
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology.
Other apps have offered up similar types of rapid serial visual presentation to enhance reading speed and convenience on mobile devices in the past.
However, what Spritz does differently Read more [...]
China refused over 887,000 tonnes of GMO corn shipped from the U.S. since just last November. But it looks as if the biotech bullies are at it again, pushing their toxic corn on the Vice Agricultural Minister, Niu Dun, who expects the approval process to go through quickly. (1 tonne equals 2,204.6 pounds). This time it is Syngenta, one of the biggest chemical companies in the world, asserting their health-harming crops on one of the biggest markets in the world.
Syngenta has already submitted Read more [...]
In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide.
A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything.
Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile Delta agricultural Read more [...]
Although we don’t know exactly why, there is no question that sleep is crucial for the brain and overall health. Without proper sleep, the chance of disease and stress increases notably. Now, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Center for Translational Neuromedicine have found that sleeping actually helps detoxify the brain, potentially offering clues into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The study, published in the journal Science, reveals that your brain has Read more [...]
After testing air quality in 200 of the most popular cars in 2011, researchers found high concentrations of more than 275 chemicals associated with birth defects, learning impairment, liver toxicity and cancer.
Indoor air pollution has been declared by the World Health Organization to be a leading cause of cancer deaths, and due to the confined nature of car interiors, and exposure to high heat, a study by The Ecology Center found concentrations of chemicals lurking inside cars as much as Read more [...]
As rising food costs become an increasing burden on people's wallets, more people are seeking ways to grow food for themselves in inexpensive and sustainable ways. Hydroponics is gardening without soil, where plants are placed in a growing medium and nutrients are fed to the roots directly from water.
Not only can you save money by growing your own food, but you can grow it organically and supercharge your food with nutrients using our cutting edge methods of maximizing nutrient density.
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A study of more than 25,000 people under community corrections supervision suggests the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD can keep people out of prison.
The research is the first in 40 years to examine whether drugs like LSD and “magic” mushrooms can help reform criminals.
“Our results provide a notable exception to the robust positive link between substance use and criminal behavior,” the researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School Read more [...]
If you are sleeping on bed sheets that are not organic, then every night your body is being exposed to an assortment of carcinogenic chemicals like formaldehyde, bleach, ammonia, and heavy metals. This burden of chemicals, absorbed through the skin and lungs, will accumulate in your body until one day it is no longer able to deal with it, and disease will result.
An estimated 8000 chemicals are used to transform raw materials into fabric. "Often, the clippings from fabric mills are so loaded with Read more [...]
While academia has been spurning the topic, hundreds, if not thousands of hobbyists and independent investigators worldwide are working on various electrolysis-like projects which put out more energy than was required to run the electrolysis unit. These pursuits go by various names such as "Brown's gas" and "water fuel cells"; and have various heroes, such as the late Stanley Meyer, and more recently, John Kanzius, who is "burning" salt water using radio frequencies. A number of commercial interests Read more [...]