Modified Plants Guard Against Chemical Warfare

If you're worried about pollutants or chemical attacks, you could surround your home with sophisticated (and expensive) detectors. In a few years, you might be able to do the job with specially engineered plants that instantly change color in the presence of a harmful substance. » 2/23/11 3:00pm 2/23/11 3:00pm

Your Plants Are Using Web 2.0 to Talk to You

First the plants started using the phone, and now they're using Web 2.0 mini-blog tool Twitter to send you updates on how they're feeling minute-by-minute. You think I'm kidding, but O'Reilly's Brady Forrest is here to tell you all about how your plants can use the internet to Twitter about how thirsty they are. I'm… » 2/27/08 3:27pm 2/27/08 3:27pm