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Smartphone-controlled hydroponic garden gives you green thumbs

The automated Niwa hydroponic grow box makes a gardener of just about anyone.

By May 12, 2014


Leaf on Mars: Can NASA grow a garden on the Red Planet?

What will it take to grow plants on Mars? We already have the technology -- and "The Martian" wasn't far off the mark.

By October 25, 2015


Arky's Fish & Herbs is an 'aquaponic' fish tank for the super lazy

You don't have to clean your fish tank or really water your plants with this nifty aquaponics system, though you'd probably still have to feed the fish once in a while.

By June 2, 2015


What does your smartphone metadata say about you?

A study conducted by Stanford University graduate students has demonstrated that a lot of personal information can be gleaned just based on the phone calls you make.

By March 13, 2014


Tech-tastic flowerpot makes pro growing a cinch

Houseplants don't last long in the average geek household but as with most problems, tech can come to the rescue.

By November 13, 2011


Arduino-based Android hardware debuts at Google I/O

There's more to Android than just hacking that app or operating system, says Google. You'll soon be able to hack Android hardware too, thanks to a new Arduino-based platform.

By May 10, 2011


Hey, man! Get your medical pot, Groupon-style

A site called mmjDailyDeals.com is your new, social-coupon site for marijuana. Medical, of course.

By February 22, 2011


Hydroponic plant farming in your house? Hmm...

I'm pretty sure people will use this for pot.

By February 16, 2007


New York barges into sustainable urban farming

The Science Barge, a floating hydroponic farm on the Hudson River, opened Friday in Manhattan. Photos: N.Y.'s Energy Barge

By May 4, 2007