Category - Plant Cuttings

Plant Cuttings

Rice

Image: Katsushika Hokusai, Watermill at Onden (1826–1833). Rice, or strictly speaking the hulls, has been proposed as a substitute for perlite – itself a...

Plant Cuttings

Pineapple

Image: Wikimedia Commons. Cotton, a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a protective capsule around seeds of plants of the genus Gossypium, is converted...

Plant Cuttings

Bark II

Nanotechnology, the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale, and generally dealing with structures of 1–10 nm is one of the more exotic...

Plant Cuttings

Improving your image

Image: Lothar Schermelleh, Wikimedia Commons (adapted from Schermelleh et al., Science 320: 1332–1336). Gene sequences are all very well. But even the most...

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...