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Old 18 Feb 2021, 10:58 PM   #1
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Scientists have taught spinach to send emails

This comes from the euronews.com site.
It's a typical clickbait title, the reality is a lot less exciting. We do not need to worry about spinach asking email questions in this forum
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It may sound like something out of a futuristic science fiction film, but scientists have managed to engineer spinach plants which are capable of sending emails.

Through nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials. These plants are then able to wirelessly relay this information back to the scientists.

When the spinach roots detect the presence of nitroaromatics in groundwater, a compound often found in explosives like landmines, the carbon nanotubes within the plant leaves emit a signal. This signal is then read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists.
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Old 19 Feb 2021, 06:13 PM   #2
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It's a typical clickbait title
Well here I am, it worked.
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Old 28 Feb 2021, 07:44 AM   #3
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I wonder if spinach emailed me it would try to get me to eat more spinach

I do like Cream Spinach!! (And cream corn)
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Old 1 Mar 2021, 10:22 AM   #4
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I tried spinach, thought it would make me strong like Popeye. I didn't work, except the sailor part, that worked.

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Old 1 Mar 2021, 11:16 AM   #5
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Ahh I see!!!
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Old 2 Mar 2021, 07:03 PM   #6
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A retired sailor now.
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