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Tag: botany

Sprout of Office: Scientists Taught Spinach Plants to Send Emails About Hazardous Materials in the Soil

Re-posted from Mental Floss, written by Ellen Gutoskey While it’s unlikely that your email inbox would contain a message sent by spinach, it’s not impossible. In late 2016, engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published a study [PDF] in the journal Nature Materials detailing how they taught spinach plants to transmit automatic emails. The news recently re-circulated, […]

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