Did you know that plants have a social life too? Minute Earth explores and explains the manner in which plants communicate with one another and how they go about protecting and/or destroying each other.
Teamwork. Plants gossip below ground as well. If you seal the tops of tomato plants in airtight plastic bags and expose one of them to harmful leaf disease, the healthy plants will detect their neighbors illness and begin making antibiotic compounds. We don’t know exactly how this communication happens, but it’s probably through the extensive network of beneficial fungi that help plant roots absorb and share water and nutrients. However plants can also use what they learn about their neighbors for nefarious purposes. Parasitic daughter vines sniff out and steer towards their preferred hosts instead of flailing around blindly. Another vine somehow grows leaves in different shapes and sizes to match those of the tree or shrub it’s climbing on, using its host for both support and camouflage whatever the purpose.
For business owners and major corporations alike, one of the biggest concerns in moving product and making sales has always been visibility. In order to convince people to pay for your service of purchase your product, you must first make a positive impression on potential customers. Read more
The growth of social media has changed the way businesses and individuals see communication and entertainment. For business owners, social media platforms offer a host of opportunities, from brand-building to engaging customers. Researches say that individuals on social media are perceived receptive, especially when these users are active on these platforms for hours each day. Read more
There is no doubt that over recent years we have all become extremely reliant on mobile technology. People these days have not just one but multiple mobile devices to their names. It’s not just adults that have them either, as it was in years gone by. These days, youngsters that have not even reached their teens have mobile devices that they use on a daily basis. So, what exactly is behind this obsession? Read more