Art & Agriculture: Photobiology illuminates Dutch Fields Improving Crop Growth
In the Netherlands, illuminated lights dance across the fields. Daan Roosegaarde’s GROW project uses photobiology light science technologies to create art and increase crop yield. Certain combinations of blue, red and ultraviolet (UV) light can enhance plant growth and may reduce the use of pesticides by up to 50%.
As if it’s not enough that snakes can slither, sidewind, swim on top of water, jump and glide between trees. Scientists have recently discovered a new way for them to get to you: climbing like a lasso.Researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Cincinnati inadvertently made the discovery while working on the conservation of Micronesian starlings, a native forest bird species threatened by invasive snake predation in Guam.Source:https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/lasso-snakes-guam_au_5ffd4884c5b66f3f7960d3a4