Much appreciated, Poet. Wish I could sit down with you sometime and chat. I bet our fields would have some neat parallels...and discovering them is an art in itself.
I was abducted by a group of mimes once. They did unspeakable things to me.
You don't say...
Colorado School of Mines also had a great collegiate cycling team.
But can you grow potatoes on Mars?
Sure. You can grow potatoes anywhere if the conditions are right. I think that I could grow potatoes there.
And that is another book/movie I have not seen. But I do like the fact that, in general, people now like botanists a little more because of it.
Yes. My dissertation was on poppies and how the species within the California poppies are related. I've even named a couple new species from the genus.
Do LED grow lights actually work?
Yes. True story: My first dissertation project was working with LEDs for crop production. They are a much more flexible source for lighting and you don't necessarily need the same type of greenhouse setup if you use them. But I got bored with the work (it seemed more agriculture engineering to me) and switched to phylogenetics/systematics/taxonomy work. But LEDs are great because you can only use the light that's necessary for plant growth. You would waste less energy from providing light that the plant cannot use, aside from the fact that LEDs are also more energy efficient.
But, so far, pot growers don't seem to be using LEDs. They are stuck growing plants how they always have (in closed areas) and they think they need the High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps to not only light the plants, but also provide heat. There's a lot of bad horticulture in pot production right now but they still make money. It's sickening. [My former lab-mate works as a production manager at a place in California...we've talked about this.]
Sorry, couldn't tell if being serious as I thought everyone knew.
I am a botanist. I do research at a botanic garden/arboretum. But I also have my undergrad in horticulture (from THE best university) so I know plants and how to grow them.
Is this a serious question?
I think you can buy seeds for them online.
If you can, buy orchids as plants and not as seeds. The seeds are like dust. In cultivation, if they are grown from seed they are typically germinated on an agarose gel (that includes nutrients and growth hormones).
Totally thought that dog was gonna end up all wet. What a surprise ending.
Stupid Americans :-)
No, I haven't. I'll have too check it out...although I've never read 'The Orchid Thief'.
Oh, so that explains why everyone talks crap about you when you're not around.
First I've heard of this.
Believe it or not, I've actually never been to China... haha.
Fake ass AZN.
Aaah. Good ol' Dracula simia.
I think it's actually the year of the puppymonkeybaby.
Yeah. He went to Boston College. None of the big programs recruited him.
I heard that...that was good.
My wife and kids were giggling at the entire Will Ferrel interview on Colbert.
Gotta admit...I had to google that.
C'mon. The Robert Reynolds thing was only 12.5 years ago. That's practically yesterday...geologically.
Basically, Ryan cut Carter and explained that it was because all Carter did was catch touchdowns.
Here's a brief tidbit from Profootball Talk. Minnesota helped to get Carter clean and off of cocaine and alcohol abuse.
Even before Berman started using the line, my brother and I used to throw the term around because we never understood. At the time, Ryan didn't divulge the real reason he cut Carter.
There was a different staff post (I think by staff) that showed the rankings from each service the past 10 years or so. ESPN appeared to typically be ranked lower, but there were years when they were ranked higher than the other services. So it's not always the case.
Yeah, kinda embarrassed myself that I let that one "sneak by the goalie".
Tank, do you know where Berman got that line about Carter? From Buddy Ryan. Look into it as it befuddled everyone when the Eagles dropped Carter. It was later explained. It's a good story.
Then take the savings each month from collision and make a special savings account (real account or just earmarked) and make that $$ dedicated for the new vehicle.