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Wine: Victim of Global Warming
SpaceX Latest Launch Includes Wine Experiments in Space
Source: SpaceX Rocket Launch
Vino Vines in Space
SpaceX's latest launch contains experiments designed to save wine from the destruction of Climate Change. Global warming is putting grapes and wine at risk as they are very susceptible to changes in temperature. The Climate Change situation is so significant some vineyard owners are moving their operations to colder regions in higher altitudes. The wine experiments that SpaceX carried to the International Space Station are designed to remedy the situation.
International Space Station
European startup Space Cargo Unlimited is the force behind the wine experiments. Their project was ferried by SpaceX to the International Space Station. Included are vines for Merlot and for Cabernet Sauvignon to see how they fare during six months aboard the ISS in space. The grape vines will be subjected to zero gravity and increased radiation. Space Cargo Unlimited scientists believe this will result in mutations in the vines that occur quicker than on Earth. It will allow the scientists to track the evolution and determine how the vines make themselves hardier and more resistant to harsh conditions.
Agriculture of the Future
The goal of this effort is to make it possible to produce wine in harsher environments. The vines will be stored in an environment on the ISS similar to wine storage facilities on Earth. The temperatures will be as low as 33 degrees F and the humidity will range from 70% to 80%. Space Cargo Unlimited says they are pioneering a new way to study microgravity and accelerated evolution in plants. They believe it could be a gamechanger and unlock the agriculture of the future.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic