Save The Banana?

The Hawai`ian Apple Banana is an often overlook variety from the Pacific, for example. Not all bananas come from Panama, like the Sterile Cavendish. From LinkedIn Daily Update, we read... “Bananas need a hero, fast: Scientists are racing to save bananas before a new strain of Panama disease, the infection that almost decimated the fruit …

Colgate University Attains Carbon Neutrality – First School In New York !

  By JIM LEVULIS • APR 22, 2019 On this Earth Day, Colgate University says it is now the first university in New York to reach carbon neutrality, completing a 10-year plan. The efforts, which resulted in a 46 percent reduction in emissions, included a $1.25 million self-sustaining fund for energy and carbon-reduction projects as …

Dateline London

London and Londoners, because of the rebellions for the human species and the Earth going on right at this moment have - as a whole and all at once - become aware of "Climate Change"  and what is needed, "Climate Action".  Listen to the police, the business people, the cabbies, and the truckers what they …

Millennials Cockcroft and Walton crack open the atom (87 years ago!)

On April 14, 1932, Dr. Ernest Walton noticed the telltale signature of alpha particles after bombarding a lithium target with protons: the lithium broke into two helium nuclei.  John Cockcroft, his colleague, and Prof. Rutherford confirmed this was the case, independently doing the experiment two additional times.  The three men penned a letter to Nature …

Now, Coffee in the newest regolith simulant, UCF’s Exolith Lab MGS-1

At the moment of transplantation to the MGS-1 soil. Wearing my N95 mask.   Above is the reflectance spectrum of MGS-1.  It's not ALL RED (635-700 nm), is it?  In fact, its a pretty flat response to incoming light at longer wavelength.   It didn't die instantly.  Yay! Today, we successfully transplanted our Kona Coffee …