MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
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Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
Dec. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
April 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.
April 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.
Jan. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.
Nov. 25, 2019 • ~6 min
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Researchers solve how the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules, demonstrate an extensible method to scale and optimize production.
July 23, 2019 • ~7 min
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Collaboration between MIT architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.
May 9, 2019 • ~9 min
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Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features.
April 3, 2019 • ~9 min
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