Like 2020, 2021 till now has not been a good year. With bird flu and new coronavirus strains surfacing in many parts of the world, weird things are happening almost everyday. One such bizarre thing that has taken place at MIT is spinach plants being able to communicate with humans. Yes, you read it right, a talking spinach.
Plant-human communication is finally here…and it's wonderfully weird. 🥬
Spinach has been engineered to send emails when it finds specific compounds.
This tech could be used to detect landmines, pollution, and even upcoming droughts.
The ultimate superfood…!
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Researchers at MIT have developed spinach plants which are capable of sending signals to like a sensor or something when they feel the presence of nitroaromatics in the soil. Carbon nanotubes make this process possible. The scientists are calling this new technology ‘plant nanobionics’, which basically aims to provide plants with new powers.