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Plant-to-human communication

MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone.

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Infrared/fluorescent images: Min Hao Wong

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