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Category: bionic plants

Robotics | IoT

Nanobionic Implant Transforms Spinach Into a Bomb Detector

“The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence… silence gives us a new perspective.” –Mother Teresa When I think about plants, chatterbox isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But below the surface of human perception, plants constantly engage in lively and informative conversations with one another. Damaged maple tree saplings, for example, release odorous chemicals into the air to alert their neighbors to amp up defenses against herbivores. Using root systems as… read more