Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Converting salt water to drinking water, recycling face masks in concrete, an exhibition of abortion stories and more from around the web

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.

Ecoscraps Organic Potting Soils

Reducing food waste and slowing landfill growth through composted soils

Though the practice dates back to ancient times, most people composting these days seem to be avid home gardeners with some time on their hands or science class students. Urging others to get in on the all-natural endeavor is Ecoscraps, a Utah-based company that’s making composting even more mainstream. On a mission to “grow gardens, not landfills,” they collect food waste from local restaurants, grocery …