Tech Today w/ Ken May

Enlarge (credit: aling_ ) Everything from solar power panels to everyday electronics relies on advanced materials and manufacturing processes. But some interesting things are also being made with some old-school tech: plants. Recently, researchers have demonstrated the ability to create electronic plants, or e-Plants, which made their own localized analog and digital circuits. These technologically savvy plants were produced using the existing plant vascular system, so first-generation models are limited by the nature of their leafy hosts. Now, a team of researchers has developed a new method to produce e-Plants, in this case getting a rose ( Rosa floribunda ) to produce its own wiring and even supercapacitors. Energy transport Eleni Stavrinidoua, Roger Gabrielsson, et al Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Researchers grow electronic rose complete with wires and supercapacitors

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