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The Jellyfish Barge is ready

The Jellyfish Barge has been built. Today we are moving it 6 km North, where we will celebrate its official launch (planned for Friday 31st October). All the details will be published soon on www.pnat.net.

The jellyfish barge

• Seawater farming – The jellyfish barge: it’s a floating module for cultivation of vegetables, able to generate freshwater through solar distillation. The increase of the demand and the decrease of the availability of fresh water in the next few years is a reality, and together with the decrease of arable land due to climate […]

Prof. Mancuso @ Internet of Everything Italian Forum 31.01.14

Il tema dell’Internet of Everything ha per Cisco una portata storica paragonabile alla profonda e irreversibile trasformazione che avvenne con la rivoluzione industriale. Sta già accadendo qualcosa di straordinario: a mano a mano che persone, nuovi processi, dati e cose potranno tra loro connettersi e interagire grazie alla rete, l’impatto sarà sempre più visibile e […]

Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence

Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities … But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Watch Prof Mancuso\’s talk at TED Global 2010.


Whatch this video, and learn more about parabolic flights and microgravity experience! Thanks to the Erasmus Centre, ESA for the material.

Excitable plants

In a tour of the University of Washington greenhouse, Liz Van Volkenburgh demonstrates to Science’s Greg Miller two famous examples of plant behavior: the quick snap of a Venus fly trap and the folding leaves of a Mimosa plant.