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LANDBOUW: “China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People”

LANDBOUW: “China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People”

China Invents Rice That Can Grow in Salt Water, Can Feed Over 200 Million People Scientists in China succeeded in growing the yield of a strain of saltwater-tolerant rice nearly three times their expectation. In the spring months, over 200 types of rice were planted at the Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center in Qingdao, a coastal city in eastern China’s Shandong Province. Seawater from the Yellow Sea was pumped, diluted and channeled into the rice paddies. Researchers initially…

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ENERGIE: “Turning Seawater into Electricity”

ENERGIE: “Turning Seawater into Electricity”

Extracting hydrogen from water and storing and transmitting it has been considered too difficult and too expensive, but Joi Scientific says in a promotional video that it “has solved the problems that have kept hydrogen from being widely used for energy.” NB Power is helping fund research into converting the Belledune generating station to hydrogen power to the tune of $7 million. (CBC) CBC  20180108 Jacques Poitras · CBC News

MILIEU: “The Inventor trying to suck Water from the World’s driest Air”

MILIEU: “The Inventor trying to suck Water from the World’s driest Air”

With billions of people facing future water shortages, we need all the help we can get. The Netherlands’ Ministry of Defense set up a climate room that mimics Mali’s hot, dry conditions to conduct further tests of water-harvesting technology. Ap Verheggen and SunGlacier are working on a more portable version of the Droppler technology shown here. Source SunGlacier “Even in desert conditions, a system that sucks in 50 cubic meters of air can yield up to 1,000 grams of water…

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