Bionic Plants Could Soon Double as Energy Sources

March 19, 2014 Meghan

Bionic Plants

Are plants the next technology host? MIT scientists believe so. Outdoor-friendly, self-healing and pollution-free plants are seemingly the ideal host for technology–and by augmenting plants with nanotechnology, researchers are looking to harness that potential.

As printed in MIT News, scientists were first looking to see how easily they could slip nanotubes into chloroplasts–the cellular factories that turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into energy and sugars. Turns out it was quite easy, but a lot of refinement is still needed.

Nevertheless, the study could lead to future garden’s full of double-duty plants.

For more, check out the full story via Wired

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