Maple Seeds And Animals Exploit The Same Trick To Fly

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When maple seeds become airborne they pick up downward speed and start to spin around their center of gravity, which is located in the nut.

The twirling seeds of maple trees spin like miniature helicopters as they fall to the ground. Because the seeds descend slowly as they swirl, they can be carried aloft by the wind and dispersed over great distances. Just how the seeds manage to fall so slowly, however, has mystified scientists.

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Mission Seedbomb To Combat Deforestation

Mission Seedbomb To Combat Deforestation

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Legend has it that after the World War II got over, American pilot Gale Halvorson airdropped candies in the name of hope, for the Berlin children. War equals devastation, so dropping candies instead of bombs was probably personal retribution. Inspired by this incident, designer Hwang Jin wook and pals have come up with a plan to combat deforestation and desertification of land in a similar fashion. Their mission is called “Seedbomb.”
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Growing Giant Vegetables in Zero Gravity

Growing Giant Vegetables in Zero Gravity 

Space vegies such as this could solve world hunger, or just create more leftovers

Scientists have said that vegetables grown in zero-gravity conditions in space can grow to huge sizes, which could help solve the world’s food crisis.

According to a report in the Telegraph , it is thought that the near zero gravity conditions in space result in super-sized fruit and vegetables with a higher vitamin content.

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Doomsday Vault Springs to Life

Doomsday Vault Springs to Life

Aimed at providing mankind with a Noah’s Ark of food in the event of a global catastrophe, an Arctic “doomsday vault” filled with samples of the world’s most important seeds will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Nobel Peace Prize winning environmentalist Wangari Matai will be among the personalities present at the inauguration of the vault, which has been carved into the permafrost of a remote Arctic mountain, just some 1000 kilometres from the North Pole.

The vault, made up of three spacious cold chambers each measuring 27×10 metres, create a long trident-shaped tunnel bored into the sandstone and limestone.
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