“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Strawberry Fields Forever?
The Rolling Stones may have kept going for fifty years but real flower power may now be making a
comeback. A research group led by the University of Warwick are to embark on a
programme using flowers, such as Alyssum, that can soak up particular elements
and chemicals to restore poisoned soils. In addition to removing elements such
as arsenic and platinum from contaminated land the team hope to develop
suitable biorefining processes to recover high value materials.