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NASA study on indoor plants for clean air

<! – -> Photo of a snake plant courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Genevva Pattison M If the air quality in your home is preserved, it seems to be an easy task. However, living in built-up urban areas, using central heating and the ubiquitous dust, we are not always aware that it could be better, and sometimes we need some …

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NASA says these indoor plants will purify the air in your home

Houseplants can bring much-needed life to any room, and more and more milennials are choosing houseplants over pets and children. The millennia-old obsession of houseplants is real and largely due to the fact that many of us are condemned to be tenants in urban settings. Therefore, our contact with nature must be brought into the house. But whether you live …

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Scientists genetically engineer indoor plants to remove carcinogens from the air

Scientists at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington have genetically modified a shared indoor plant to degrade toxic molecules found in chlorinated water and gasoline. The plant, "Pothos ivy", has been engineered to express a protein called 2E1, which allows the breakdown of benzene and chloroform into components that the plant can use for …

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Scientists harvest the first ever Antarctic vegetables | Inhabitat

Fresh, local produce may have seemed like an impossibility in Antarctica – until now. EDEN-ISS at Alfred Wegener Institute's Neumayer Station III recently harvested their first crops: 18 cucumbers, 70 radishes, and nearly eight pounds of lettuce. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) described this achievement as the "first harvested antarctic salad." The EDEN-ISS indoor farm serves two purposes: first to …

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