The World’s First Bionic Plant

Popular Mechanics:

Like a flood of needles, an onslaught of carbon nanotubes seeps in through a plant's leaves' and beelines toward each cells' chloroplasts—the hub where sunlight transforms into chemical energy. These nanotubes, thin straws of latticework atoms, pierce the energetic chloroplasts and imbed themselves like a thousand splinters. But rather than irritating or damaging the cell, the foreign particles are giving the plant a hardware upgrade.

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