13 August 2014

Farming Canada's Harper government boosts organic farming sector. Click here Eco-friendly agriculture takes root in Spain. Click here Vineyards growing in Bangladesh. Click here Rooftop farming? Good for body, soul and your wallet. Click here The benefits of rotational grazing. Click here The UK "Red Tractor" scheme offers consumers confidence. Click here 88 pig manure … Continue reading 13 August 2014

1 August 2014

Gardening Compost tea, a wonder liquid fertiliser. Click here Hospital sets up teaching garden! Click here Propagating lavender. Click here Farming Woman swaps art career for organic oyster farming. Click here Philippine teachers trained in organic farming. Click here One Rwandan mans journey from subsistence to model farmer. Click here Alternative Energy The home grown … Continue reading 1 August 2014

19 July 2014

Gardening Organic options for diseased plants. Click here Rebecca's organic garden. Click here Having made your compost, what to do with it? Click here 10 gardening myths. Click here Kaolin clay for pest control. Click here Seaweed benefits more than the soil. Click here Farming Brave, mad or both? Setting up a vineyard in France. … Continue reading 19 July 2014

28 June 2014

Gardening A food garden in town for all the right reasons. Click here Newspaper in the garden. Click here National organic standards threatened by USDA watering down of those standards. Click here Irony! USDA plans organic food garden in its grounds. Click here Farming Homesteading on a budget. Finding land. Click here Farm trys to … Continue reading 28 June 2014

22 June 2014

Bees US sets up plan to save pollinators. From the BBC Click here and The China Post Click here Permaculture Author talks about the Permaculture revolution. Click here Integrating ecology and food production. Click here Empty lots redesigned as food forests. Click here Alternative Energy Don't rely upon Big Government, do it yourself! Click here Climate change … Continue reading 22 June 2014

Solar Cells Printed by Inkjet

Inkjet SC id36042Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technologies have the potential to become a thin-film alternative to inorganic silicon photovoltaics due to their intrinsic potential for low-cost print processing from solution – high-speed and at low temperature. Organic solar cells can be integrated into building facades and windows because they are optically translucent and can be manufactured on large areas at high throughput.
“Despite impressive progress over the past decade, OPVs are still some way behind other thin-film technologies harvesting solar energy because of low efficiencies and short lifetimes,” Sungjune Jung, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative IT Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea, tells Nanowerk. “To date, no route is available for monolithically integrating solar cells into a system in which other components such as transistors, sensors, or displays are already fabricated.”
Jung is first author of a recent paper in Advanced Energy Materials (“All-Inkjet-Printed…

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18 June 2014

Gardening Chainsaw gardening!!! Click here Beat slugs organically. Click here Reduce your maintenance and other benefits of mulch. Click here Farming Re-seeding techniques for organic farms in Ireland. Click here A call for biodiversity vigilance. Click here US organic standards under threat from USDA. Click here Organic systems reduce greenhouse gases. Click here Alternative Energy … Continue reading 18 June 2014