In the Oregon area?
Should be a worthy happening to attend.
In the Oregon area?
Should be a worthy happening to attend.
The future is going to be ridiculous.
Scientists have figured out how to inject a conducting solution into a rose cutting, and have it spontaneously form wires throughout its stem, leaves, and petals to create fully functioning supercapacitors for energy storage.
The so-called e-Plant was able to be charged hundreds of times without any loss on the performance, and the team behind the invention says it could allow us to one day create fuel cells or autonomous energy systems inside living plants.
“A few years ago, we demonstrated that it is possible to create electronic plants, ‘power plants’, but we have now shown that the research has practical applications,” says one of the team, Magnus Berggren from Linköping University in Sweden.
“We have not only shown that energy storage is possible, but also that we can deliver systems with excellent performance.”
Back in 2015, the team produced their first cyborg rose by filling its veins with a conductive polymer solution, and having it weave the material into its living tissue.
As Aviva Rutkin reported for New Scientist at the time, this ended up being a whole lot more difficult than it sounds, because they had to find a material that had decent conductivity, wasn’t toxic to the plant, and didn’t clog or fail to stick to the inner surface of its veins, known as xylem.
They finally found a solution that worked – PEDOT, or poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) – and soaked a regular garden rose cutting in it.
Within just two days, they found that the conducting polymer had been absorbed into its network of veins, and when they removed the outer tissue of the base of the stem, they found actual polymer wires running through the rose’s internet xylem network.
By placing gold electrodes and probes on the ends and in the middle of the rose cutting, the team created a fully functional transistor. They connected it to an external resistor and successfully ran a current through it:
Berggren described to New Scientist the moment when one of his team, Eleni Stavrinidou, demonstrated the final result.
“When Eleni showed me these beautiful microscope pictures, we understood immediately: we could make circuits out of this,” he said. “The performance, the shape of the wires, were just outstanding, unbelievable.”
Fast-forward to today, and the researchers have taken things one step further.
They’ve managed to tweak the polymer solution so that it spreads autonomously throughout the entire plant – including the leaves and petals – not just localised regions of the stem in the previous experiment.
Not only did the new gel, called ETE-S, disperse throughout the entire vascular tissue of the cutting, but when it solidified into wires, they had two orders of magnitude greater conductivity than those in the previous e-Plants, and retained the high level of conductivity over several centimetres of the plant.
When they peered inside the rose tissue, the researchers found that the polymer solution had permeated its vascular walls to sit between the cell wall and plasma membrane.
This allowed them to turn the network of wires into a fully functioning electronic device by placing several supercapacitors – powerful components used in many different kinds of electronics to store large amounts of electrical energy – along the stem.
For this, the team used the wires as the electrodes, and the plant tissue between them as the electrolyte separator – a permeable membrane that physically separates the electrodes to prevent a short circuit.
They were able to run the e-Plant through repeated charge cycles without losing any efficiency.
“We have been able to charge the rose repeatedly, for hundreds of times without any loss on the performance of the device,” Stavrinidou says in a press statement.
“The levels of energy storage we have achieved are of the same order of magnitude as those in [traditional] supercapacitors. The plant can, without any form of optimisation of the system, potentially power our ion pump, for example, and various types of sensors.”
The next step for the researchers is to make the technique work in a living rose – not just a cutting – so that the possibility of growing primitive electronic systems inside forest vegetation or fields of vegetables to harvest energy could actually be realised.
It’s a fantastic or dystopian view of the future, depending on how you look at it, but this e-Plant just got us one step closer.
As computer scientist Andrew Adamatzky, who’s been applying voltage to lettuce seedlings at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK, told New Scientist in 2015, “In the very distant future – neither ourselves nor our kids will see this – we can grow vegetable computers in our gardens.”
The research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
You will never find a better verbal explanation than this. Dutchsinse is a veteran researcher and observer who’s developed an amazing knack for earthquake forecasting.
For those who may not know, HAARP is up and running after a temporary hiatus, and is just one of a whole worldwide network of ionospheric heating devices that can alter the weather, trigger earthquakes, generate artificial auroras etc,
But I’ll let Dutchsinse do the talking:
Jolie Diane From http://zerogeoengineering.com/ Asks The
“Panel Of Experts”
What Are The Human Implications For Using Geoengineering Technology?
Jolie Diane Reminds Them Geoengineering Is Already Taking Place, Which They Try To Ignore By Shuffling The Question Around The Panel.
Its Obvious Their Plan Is Way More Important Than The Health Of The Planets Inhabitants,
And They’re Determined To Go Ahead Regardless Of The Risks Involved.
These Starry Eyed People Are Very Dangerous,
After All The Research They Still Believe In This Technology.
Opening Quote From Carnegie Council
“C2G2 Sounds Futuristic And Scientific, But It Also Sounds Friendly And Lovable. Right?”
(This Gave Me Shivers Down The Spine)
The C2G2 Initiative does not promote geoengineering, nor is it intrinsically against it. However, it assumes that given the state of international response to climate change so far, these technologies are likely to be used in the foreseeable future. This panel of global experts discuss the key issues in relation to climate geoengineering, its governance, and what the Initiative will do.
THANKS TO ROSE AT THE CONTRAIL
From Jeffrey ‘Goober’ Wefferson, via Rose at theCONtrail.com:
Here’s the audio from Jeff’s blog:
UPDATE: Death toll now six:
Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a recent critical public awareness event in Northern California organized by GeoengineeringWatch.org, Mr. Shipp gave an extremely informative and compelling presentation on numerous horrific ongoing government crimes. The subjects Kevin Shipp addressed included climate engineering, the 911 false flag inside job, vaccination dangers/cover-up, and the governments total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny. Mr. Shipp’s powerful presentation is below.
The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny (detailed in Kevin’s book “In The company Of Shadows) serves as a stellar example to all of us. We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevin’s lead . If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the battle for the greater good.
Hurricane Matthew will continue to affect millions along the southeastern United States coast from Florida to Georgia and the Carolinas with flooding, power outages and damaging winds into this weekend.
The curved path along the coast will create a fire hose effect of high winds, heavy rain and storm surge as the eye wall of the hurricane moves northward.
Matthew re-strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane on Thursday morning, but has since weakened to a Category 3 hurricane.
Track Matthew on radar as the hurricane moves northward.
Preparations should be rushed to completion and people should heed any additional evacuation orders as they are issued.
The governors of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina declared states of emergency ahead of Matthew earlier this week.
Evacuation orders have been given for more than 2 million people from the Florida barrier islands to coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
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The center of Matthew will pass dangerously close to Cape Canaveral to near Jacksonville, Florida, through Friday morning. Landfall by a hurricane along this stretch of coast is extremely rare.
“Since the mid-1800s, when reliable records have been kept, no Category 4 storm or greater has ever made landfall along the upper Atlantic coast of Florida,” according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.
The track of Matthew will then roughly parallel the U.S. southern Atlantic coast through Saturday night.
Such a track will put millions in harm’s way along the coast from impacts ranging storm surge flooding, flash and urban flooding, flying debris and structural damage to weakly-constructed dwellings.
Along the immediate Atlantic coast from central Florida through Georgia, gusts can reach or exceed 100 mph. Winds this strong can cause significant property damage and widespread power outages.
The surf will be too dangerous for bathers, boarders and boaters along the southern Atlantic coast.
Small craft should remain secured in port and cruise, and freight interests should consider rerouting their trips to avoid the monstrous seas that will develop. Offshore, seas can top 25 feet at the height of the storm.
Airline delays and flight cancellations will mount. Some smaller regional airports may close for a time.
A general swath of 6-12 inches of rain will occur along the coast from central Florida northward to southern North Carolina. Locally higher amounts are possible.
As Atlantic Ocean water is pushed inland, a storm surge (total inundation) of 6-10 feet will occur along low-lying areas of the coast from central Florida to South Carolina.
The combination of heavy rainfall and storm surge can cause major flooding in areas from Melbourne, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida, to Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.
Sustained tropical storm-force winds will extend westward to Interstate 95 from Florida to South Carolina and part of North Carolina. A few gusts to hurricane force can occur in this same zone from Florida to Georgia.
Farther west, damaging and disruptive impacts will occur 50 miles or more inland, even though the eye will hug the Atlantic coast.
Cities as far west as Orlando, Florida, and Waycross, Georgia, can experience locally damaging winds and sporadic power outages.
As a result, travel along much of I-95 in the southern U.S. will be hazardous at the height of the storm. People who must travel north and south in the region are encouraged to take a more western route.
From Tallahassee to about Naples, Florida, dry air will be pulled down the Florida Peninsula and will greatly limit impact from Matthew.
“A few gusts to tropical storm force can even occur along the west coast of Florida,” Kottlowski said.
Overall, travel from central South Carolina to central Georgia and in western Florida will be safer.
yep, it even looks like a skull…..!