Homes Doubling as Laboratories

Four East Tennessee homes will be showing researchers how scientific research can help minimize the cost of heating and cooling our homes. The four homes were built over two years, the first ZEBRAlliance project, in public-private partnership with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Schaad Companies, and will start their life as

Threatened Russian 'Plant Bank' Gets Reprieve

The decision by a Russian court to turn over 70 hectares of genetically unique species of plants to home developers caused an uproar world-wide, with scientists decrying the pending loss as “irreplaceable” and a major blow to agricultural biodiversity. Recently, however, the Russian government has stepped in and ordered a review of the decision — postponing the auctioning of land until at least October.

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