fresh bytes
Subscribe Now

“Nemo’s Garden” grows terrestrial crops underwater

growing-plants-under-the-sea.jpg

The stand for the region of Liguria at the Milan 2015 Expo features a project as bizarre-sounding as it is intriguing: an attempt to grow crops underwater, inside air-filled biospheres. It’s part of an effort that could prove a low-cost, low-energy solution to grow food in parts of the world where this was not previously possible…

As bizarre as this solution may sound, there is method to this madness. A few feet below the surface, plenty of sunlight still filters in, the temperature is kept at a stable 25° C (77 °F) by the sea, and the crops are well out of the reach of parasites.

The evaporating sea water condenses on the inner walls of the biosphere, creating a high-humidity environment (up to 85 percent) that favors crop growth. All in all, according to its proponents, the system is sustainable and requires very little energy.
via Gizmag

Continue reading 

Image: Nemo’s Garden


Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Jan 18, 2019
It's Martin Luther King day on Monday, and Cadence is off. I think that this is the first time I have ever got it as a holiday, rather than moving it to somewhere like July 3rd. Breakfast Bytes... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community si...
Jan 16, 2019
112 Gbps Samtec Flyover'„¢ Demo Samtec'€™s Ralph Page walks us through a live demonstration of a Samtec Flyover'„¢ system which enables 112 Gbps PAM4 performance. The Credo CDR generates two ports of 31-bit PRBS data at 112 Gbps PAM4 data rates. The signal travels from...