Dutch company using living plants to power streetlights

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Dutch company harnessing electricity from living plants.

The Dutch company Plant-e, is using living plants to power more than 300 streetlights, WiFi hotspots, and cell phone chargers.  The “Starry Sky” project started in November 2014 by Plant-e near Amsterdam in an old ammunition site called HAMburg.

 

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World’s first artificial leaf that converts water and light into oxygen

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The man-made leaf could help us breathe in space.

Lack of oxygen throughout the universe is one of the persistent challenges of manned space exploration. Trees and other plant life do us a real solid by taking in our bad breath and changing it back to clean, sweet O2 here on Earth. (Video)

 

 

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Heat Wave in U.S. Causes Trees to Change Colors

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Leaves change colors during heat wave.

Man, it’s hot out there. How hot is it? Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about climate change. I’m just trotting out some ideas for a Bob Hope-style comedy routine. And climate change would’ve probably been too edgy for Hope, anyway. So how hot is it? So hot that trees can’t decide what season it is. Okay, needs some work. But it’s true. (video)

 

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