These bionic plants can detect deadly land mines


 

"Popeye was right when it came to the health benefits of spinach, but that simple sailor man couldn’t have predicted this unorthodox use of the superfood. Researchers at MIT have found a way to use spinach to detect explosive materials in soil, potentially making the plant a safe way to detect landmines." [Gizmodo]

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Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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