Sounds weird right? Buts it’s true and a great accomplishment for the scientists. MIT Researchers let a spinach plant send an email via a smartphone.
Not only send an email but also to warn us about climate change. The Plant roots detect the presence of nitroaromatics in groundwater. The compound is usually used in explosives. Once detected Plant leave emits a signal when detected by Infrared Cameras send an alert to scientist via email.
This sounds so cool, right? But there are many more such experiments to come. Scientists have found that when spinach is converted into carbon nanosheets, it can function as a catalyst to help make metal-air batteries and fuel cells more efficient. These property is making it the best competitor for the improvement of nature,
“This work suggests that sustainable catalysts can be made for an oxygen reduction reaction from natural resources”Professor Shouzhong Zou
Michael Strano who led the research team for this experiment said
“This is a novel demonstration of how we have overcome the plant-human communication barrier”Michael Strano
And Indeed it is the very first-time humans achieved this thing. The day is not that far away when we will be able to freely communicate among plants if not at least understand their side of the story.
According to the Press Release – “These sensors give real-time information from the plant. It is almost like having the plant talk to us about the environment they are in”. A Startup has also been launched to study more in this respect.
Also Have a look to the experiment yourself