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Lots of cool turf news this week, some more brain-twisting than others. Also: Why you should keep your tailgate up. Have a good week.

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June 2nd, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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Some very cool stuff this week: New research examines the health benefits of green space, a big western city is raising water rates because people are saving too much water and Pittsburgh reinvents itself from a black smudge of steel factories to a champion of sustainability. There’s hope for us all.

See you next week.

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April 19th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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For your reading pleasure this weekend I’ve got a few articles about snow, how Google works and some fantastic images of botanic gardens from around the world. Enjoy!

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March 8th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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Here’s our weekly digest of articles, images and generally cool stuff from the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.

 

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January 25th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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Some cool photos for your Monday afternoon. Via the New York Botanical Garden’s great Tumblr, here’s a collection of awesome photos from Rob Kesseler and his up-close-and-personal examination of plant seeds.

Kesseler’s primary tool is the scanning electron microscope, which scans specimens with a beam of electrons and spits out a series of super-precise files that are compiled into a single image. In Phytopic, his ongoing series of images of seeds, fruit, leaves, and pollen, he coats his samples in a fine layer of gold, and then images them using the SEM. In the post-production process, he paints layers of color and texture onto the images, he explains, “just as the original plant employs color-coded messages to attract an audience of insect collaborators.” His microscopy works have been lacquered onto ceramic kitchenware, engraved in the window panes at Oxford’s Botanic Garden, and printed on silk banners.

You can read the full story here.

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December 3rd, 2012 at 9:44 pm

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October 5th, 2012 at 12:02 pm