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Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device ...

dateOct 31, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers reprogram plants for drought tolerance

Crops and other plants are constantly faced with adverse environmental conditions, such as rising temperatures (2014 was the warmest year on record) and lessening fresh water supplies, which lower yield and cost farmers billions ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Can you hear the corn grow? Yes!

There's an old farmer's tale that says, "On a quiet night you can hear the corn grow." It may seem funny, but Douglas Cook at New York University and colleagues Roger Elmore and Justin McMechan, at the University of Nebraska, ...

dateNov 28, 2016 in General Physics
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