Sunday, June 20, 2010

LED Light Bars To Grow Indoor Plants In an Environment –Friendly Way

While choosing your lighting for growing plants indoors or aquarium lighting LED light bars could be a good option.

Plants produce sugar with the process of photosynthesis in the presence of sun light. They require red and blue light to complete the process of photosynthesis. The red and blue light is present in the sun light but is not visible to the naked eye.

When thinking of growing plants indoors there are lot things to consider than just the color of light. Indoor gardening needs a totally diverse approach as adequate natural light is generally absent.

Incandescent lamps are fine for giving light for daily activities, but are not suitable for driving photosynthesis, as they have small output in the blue range and a great deal of their energy is transformed to heat.

According to the studies carried out LED lights are found to be the best for maximum plant biological activities and energy efficiency.

LED light bars can provide a low-priced and efficient source of lighting for plants, helping plant growth in the absence of natural light. Red and blue LED light bars can be joined in a fixture to supply several ratios of red-to-blue wavelengths.

LED light bars also generate less amount of heat as compared to the traditional source of light and therefore plants require less amount of water. They can be efficiently placed next to the plants for maximum effectiveness.

Besides, Led light bars are highly durable, they emit the same amount of light while consuming less energy and are long lasting. So, it looks like LED lights are an excellent source of artificial lighting for plants

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Step Forward In The Cure Of Autism Courtesy Biotechnolgy

Biotechnology has opened new frontiers in various sectors. These days with the help of biotechnology we are able to produce food crops, generate electricity and also find out cure for various dreaded diseases.

The exceptional contribution of biotechnogy has led to research in various fields and on several inherited diseases such as autism.

The main cause of autism in human beings is the fragile x syndrome. However, due to immense research skills of the scientists at at MIT’s Picower institute for learning and memory a cure to the mental retardation and autism has been discovered.

The researchers have found out that a 50% decrease in the production of mGluR5 can lessen the signs of seizures and problems associated with the eye, nerves, brain, and memory and body growth.

This experiment was successfully performed on a mouse model. This experimentation reversed almost all ailments of fragile x syndromes in a mouse.The spectacular advancement can lead to a better future for those affected with this genetic disorder.

The research has opened a new doors of hope and optimism for all the children affected with autism and mental retardation .

The world of medicine and research has found a new direction with the advent of biotechnology

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Leonardo DiCaprio to Save Tiger

Leonardo DiCaprio has always been a philanthropic celebrity, and now he’s teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund for a brand new campaign. 

Together, the WWF and Leo will try to save tigers, who are on the brink of extinction. With as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, WWF and DiCaprio today kicked off Save Tigers Now. The campaign begins with an expedition to remote tiger habitats in Asia to document the wild tigers first hand and learn what needs to be done to save them from extinction. 

Tiger populations are shrinking fast as the species is threatened by habitat loss and illegal poaching; their skins, bones and other body parts are used in many cultures as medicines, talismans, status symbols and clothing. More than 90 percent of historic tiger habitat no longer has tigers. Three tiger sub-species have gone extinct since the 1940s and a fourth one, the South China tiger, has not been seen in the wild for 25 years. But tigers can thrive if they have strong protection from poaching and habitat loss and enough prey to eat. 

After DiCaprio was briefed by the WWF conservationists about the plight of these majestic animals, they decided to partner on a campaign to help raise awareness about the threats to tigers and raise funds for tiger preservation efforts. In honor of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, an ambitious goal of $20 million has been set with the vision of doubling the tiger population by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger. 

“Tigers are endangered and critical to some of the world’s most important ecosystems,” said Leonardo DiCaprio. “Key conservation efforts can save the tiger species from extinction, protect some of the planet’s last wild habitats and help sustain the local communities surrounding them. By protecting this iconic species, we can save so much more.” 

DiCaprio is traveling to Asia with WWF experts to see the threats tigers face first-hand. He will participate in anti-poaching patrols, meet with park guards on the frontlines of protecting tigers from international traffickers, and explore the best ways to protect these amazing creatures. The Save Tigers Now ( website will allow supporters to follow DiCaprio’s journey and participate in the effort to save tigers. 

“Give tigers enough space and protection and they’ll recover,” said WWF CEO Carter Roberts. “But public support means everything and changing laws and ending demand for tiger parts means we need to tell their story – in places like the U.S., India and China. Which is why this partnership with Leonardo is so important, he can reach the public, tell this story to our children and engage leaders around the world – to save tigers now.” 

WWF is working on the ground across Asia to protect tigers. As part of the Year of the Tiger 2010, WWF has set a bold but achievable goal of doubling the number of tigers in the wild within 12 years, when the next Year of the Tiger is celebrated. 

Go to for more information about the partnership between Leonardo DiCaprio and World Wildlife Fund 

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