Category - Plant Cuttings

Plant Cuttings

Plants plugging the gap

Image: Richard Wheeler, Wikimedia Commons. Engineers – and artists – have often sought inspiration from the natural world. Take for example the story of the...

Plant Cuttings

Dating the Pharaohs

Image: Jeff Dahl, Wikimedia Commons. No, not a sensationalist virtual reality TV show for some so-called celebrities seeking to marry into the family of the...

Plant Cuttings

It’s an ill wind …?

Wood (aka ‘the really hard stuff inside trees’) is as ancient a building material and engineering solution as they come, but new uses are still being found for...

Plant Cuttings

Plants combat plants

Question: when is a cannon not a cannon? Answer: when it’s a ‘high-pressure long-range deodorant spray’(!). For such is the description of the cannons...