Daily Archives: 4th of December 2011

Classical Guitar Music to complement videos and free: En la Brisa danosongs.com

Via Scoop.itAnnBot

“When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze” ~ Thomas Carlyle   “Here is a new Spanish classical piece in the habanera style. It consists of a few simple rhythmic chord progressions, acoustic bass and a distinct melody. It could be great background music for a nature video or slideshow. I call this En la Brisa (In the Breeze) because it sounds fun to me but also subtle. The music has an upbeat feeling while also being relaxing. You can download the MP3 for free and use it in your projects royalty free.”   I’ve uploaded a couple of videos to YouTube this week – Seed Germination: http://youtu.be/6IOuy3ohGSc  and Fluorescing Jellyfish: http://youtu.be/q4pEaS1vhPw and I think Dan-o’s music at www.DanoSongs.com  really complement the plants and animals, just as he suggests above with the apt Thomas Carlyle quotation.
Via www.danosongs.com

Modelling as a tool for tomato ideotyping

Modelling as a tool for tomato ideotyping

Modelling as a tool for tomato ideotyping

Manipulation of plant structure can lead to substantial improvements in crop photosynthesis even when leaf area remains the same. Using L-system, Sarlikioti et al. produce a functional–structural model of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) to define an ideotype for optimization of light absorption and photosynthesis at the canopy level. By applying sensitivity analysis to a number of architectural characteristics, they show the importance of vertical light distribution and suggest that a new plant ideotype with more spacious canopy architecture due to long internodes and long, narrow leaves could lead to an increase in crop photosynthesis of up to 10 %.