Category: Architecture & Design

Smart Wood: Bio-Engineering Trees For Specific Purposes

For the past decade, researchers have been experimenting with switching individual genes on and off to determine what effect they have on growing trees. But they say they can now model the effects of switching all 21 lignin genes on or off in the lab, which will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to “design” trees that are suitable for particular purposes.

Smart Home of the Future Taking Shape Today

Smart homes and buildings are soon to be the norm, but many people don’t see the value in them. It will take education for smart home technologies to become commonplace.