Dyes made by flowers

How to Create Colorful Plant Dyes

By: Sara Beese, Journalist
Now-a-days, your clothes are probably dyed with mass produced factory products. But this has not always been the case, dyes used to be made out of plants.
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How Do Plants Survive Without Sun?

How Do Plants Survive Without Sun?

According to new research out of the John Innes Centre in the U.K., plants perform a complex calculation to figure out how much of stored energy to use during the night. The plants actually ration that...

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Can We Grow Plants With Martian Soil?

Can We Grow Plants With Martian Soil?

NASA is trying to grow potato plants using Martian soil. Martian soil does have the nutrients plants need to survive on Mars, but there may not the right amount of nutrients, so fertilizers will be...

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How To Construct And Design A Vertical Gardening Pipe

How To Construct And Design A Vertical Gardening Pipe

How can an individual's plants and flowers be organized into a specific object without having to take up a large amount of space within an apartment, a house, or in a garden? The vertical gardening pipe...

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Wearable Sensors for Plants

Wearable Sensors for Plants

By: Jasen Vu

A plant scientist at Iowa State University developed very cheap sensors on tape that can be attached to plants to measure the time it takes for two kinds of corn plants to move water from their roots,...

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