Turning Plastic Waste into a Soil Additive

Scientists at University of California, Riverside (UCR) have devised a way to convert plastic waste into a highly porous form of charcoal that, when added to farmland soil, can improve water retention, contribute to aeration and even capture carbon. The technique entails mixing one or two common forms of plastic with the leftover stalks, leaves and husks from corn and compressing the resulting amalgam in …

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Researchers Uncover a Fragment of the Asteroid That May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs Paleontologists discovered a tiny fragment that may have been from the asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs, as revealed in a new documentary Dinosaur Apocalypse. Found in the Tanis fossil site in North Dakota, the fragment was preserved in amber after landing in tree resin upon …

3-in-1 Soil Moisture Meter

The Sill’s clever Soil Moisture Meter takes the guesswork out of watering and caring for plants. Using two 20cm probes and a light sensor with three calibration tables, the meter accurately tests the moisture, pH value and light level on flora growing both inside and outside. This handy tool helps prevent overwatering or over-exposure to sunlight, ensuring happy and healthy plants.