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2014-07-02 15:10:46

Society for Experimental Biology Growing plants in a microscope is helping scientists to view roots developing in 3D and in real time. "With the growth conditions under our control, we can explore how roots respond to different environmental conditions", says Professor Ernst Stelzer (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany). "This could help plant breeders to select crops which are more resistant to drought or flooding." Scientists already know that lateral roots in plants...

2014-07-01 23:03:13

Easy to grow and requiring little care, BrazelBerries thrive in containers on patios, decks and balconies. Lowell, OR (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Fresh blueberries and raspberries have never been easier to grow. With new BrazelBerries, all that is needed is a sunny spot big enough for a container. Patios, decks, front steps and urban balconies are perfect choices. These revolutionary berry shrubs are changing where fruit is grown. They’re as decorative as they are tasty, offering compact,...

2014-06-27 23:01:00

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a reliable bamboo product supplier, has unveiled its new collection of engineered bamboo floorings. Today, the company’s sales representative announced that all these brand new floorings are provided at discounted prices, up to 30% off. (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a reliable bamboo product supplier, has unveiled its new collection of engineered bamboo floorings. Today, the company’s sales representative announced that all these...

Exhaust Fumes Derail Dinner For Hungry Moths
2014-06-27 03:34:54

Sandra Hines, University of Washington Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new research on how pollinators find flowers when background odors are strong, University of Washington and University of Arizona researchers have found that both natural plant odors and human sources of pollution can conceal the scent of sought-after flowers. When the calories from one feeding of a flower gets you only 15 minutes of flight, as is...

LEGO Bricks Turned Into Scientific Tool To Study Plant Growth
2014-06-27 03:19:07

Iowa State University Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment. The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth, specifically how variations in climate and soil characteristics affect root growth. That requires highly controlled environments that expose whole plants to environmental effects such as nutrients, water, oxygen...

2014-06-26 23:09:25

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, the world’s leading bamboo product supplier, has launched a special offer for its elegant click strand woven bamboo floorings. In addition, they are now available at promotional rates, up to 29% off. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, the world’s leading bamboo product supplier, has launched a special offer for its elegant click strand woven bamboo floorings. According to the company’s senior spokesman, these high quality floorings are...

2014-06-26 23:01:01

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a famous bamboo product manufacturer, has announced its new collection of hand scraped bamboo floorings for worldwide clients. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a famous bamboo product manufacturer, has announced its new collection of hand scraped bamboo floorings for worldwide clients. According to the company’s sales representative, the new selection has over 1200 great items in it. Moreover, they are now available at greatly discounted...

2014-06-26 16:24:43

Earlier than in seasons past, the 2014 crop proves to be the juiciest yet YAKIMA, Wash., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 crop of Northwest sweet cherries is now arriving on grocery store shelves earlier than the past several years, putting the classic summertime fruit front and center for the Fourth of July holiday. With consistently warm weather and sunny days in the Northwest growing regions, growers are expecting a benchmark year for flavor, size and color, so consumers can...

2014-06-25 23:05:07

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a popular bamboo product manufacturer, has unveiled its new collection of bamboo deckings. Today, the company’s marketing specialist has its promotion for these high quality deckings. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a popular bamboo product manufacturer, has unveiled its new collection of bamboo deckings. Today, the company’s marketing specialist has its promotion for these high quality deckings. They are all available at discounted...

2014-06-25 16:24:21

All-Natural Performance Beverage Infused with Coconut Water NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everlast Worldwide Inc., the leader in fight sports and fitness, has partnered with Cellutions LLC, a leading lifestyle and functional performance company, to launch Everlast Hydrate Elite(TM). Everlast Hydrate Elite(TM) is an all-natural performance drink fortified with pure coconut water and genuine sea salt. This premium beverage provides a perfect balance of electrolytes for the...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Japanese White Pine, Pinus parviflora
2014-07-15 12:15:14

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) is native to Japan and found growing in Kokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikaku; and South Korea, and Utsurio-To. The Japanese call it the Japanese five-needle pine. The Japanese White Pine grows from sea level up to 8,202 feet, but grows best between 3,281 feet and 4,921 feet. Dwarfism sets in when the trees grow above sub-alpine levels. This pine grows on steep, rocky slopes and prefers well-drained soils and full sun although it does not like intense...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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