11 Feb '17, 9pm

They’ve figured out how to make spinach detect explosives https://t.co/YtIlnYviFU

The tiny pieces of electronic material might not make a bunch of spinach ripe for eating, but it would mean sussing out nitroaromatic compounds that could save people from land mines and other hard to detect explosives. Lead researcher Professor Michael Strano, told BT: “Plants are very good analytical chemists. They have an extensive root network in the soil, are constantly sampling ground water, and have a way to self-power the transport of that water up into the leaves.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/11/02/theyve-figured-out-how...