Cyborg Baby Spinach as a Chemical Weapon-Sniffing Plant?


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A team of MIT researchers are turning the average baby spinach into a sophisticated chemical-weapon sniffer.

The MIT paper published in the Nature Materials journal shows what happened when the researchers inserted carbon nanotubes into chloroplasts, the photosynthetic engines of plant cells. The ability of the tubes to sense the presence of various chemicals around the plants could revolutionize the average shrubs as people know them.


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