Reinventing the plant
Structures and functions of plants have always inspired human technology. Whereas traditional approaches grew out of reshaping plant material to enhance its functionality, modern technology aims to recreate important plant functions such as photosynthesis and carbon capture with entirely new materials. In ecology, artificial flowers help to study insect behaviour under controlled conditions. Michael Gross reports.
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