An Electronic Plant was Produced for the First Time in the Whole World

Scientists who have been conducting research to grow electronic plants for 2 years have succeeded in changing the color of the petals of roses with the electronic process in question. Placing the synthetic polymer at the root of the flower, the team ensured the circulation of water and essential nutrients by sending signals.
When dreaming that robots will become a part of our lives, like in science fiction movies, mechanized plants will probably be the last thing you would think of.

However, a group of scientists from Linköping University in Sweden announced that a rose in which they placed electronic equipment in the vascular system and its root responded positively to this process.

Within the scope of the study, the results of which were published in The Journal Science Advances, a synthetic polymer called 'PEDOT-S' was placed in the root of the flower. Like an electric cable, this polymer then allowed the necessary signals to be transmitted, allowing the circulation of water and essential nutrients.

What Benefits Will Electronic Flowers Provide?

Well, what kind of advantages will growing electronic plants have, which has been the scene of various experiments since the 1990s? Professor Magnus Berggren, who made statements on behalf of the team, states that 'green antennas' and new materials can be produced thanks to the sensors to be placed on the plants.

In addition, electronic plants will allow us to closely monitor changes in nature. It is thought that this will lead to extremely important developments, especially in the field of agriculture.

Although the study has not been 100 percent successful yet, the researchers managed to change the color of the rose petals thanks to the electronic process in question.

It is stated that the results of the 2-year research led to new developments in this field. Similar trials have been made since the 1990s, but none of them achieved such results.

Source: NTV