Monday, November 23, 2009

Building a Better Leaf

At UC Berkeley, scientists studying how to feed our growing need for energy have turned to a surprising source. As Lauren Sommer reports, researchers there are trying to produce the next generation of green power by mimicking something every weekend gardener works to clean up.

This is a super cool application of what we learned last quarter about photosynthesis. Check it out!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Car maker develops its own flower species

Toyota has created a new plant species designed to offset the CO2 created by its Prius assembly operations. By RICHARD BLACKBURN.

Read about it HERE

What do you think these plants are doing to use MORE CO2?

Do you think we should be planting these all over high-polluting cities?

What do you think about what these engineers have done?