Inspired by killer plants

Physics

The way that some plants such as the Venus flytrap and Cape sundew move so quickly and precisely has always fascinated scientists. Plants move with biological necessity, whether it is to feast on insects or to spread their spores far and wide. This video looks at the mechanics of moving plants and how it can inspire innovations in soft robotics.

For a more detailed look at the physics of plant motion, take a look at this feature by science writer Daniel Rayneau-Kirkhope, originally published in the July 2021 issue of Physics World.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

‘Summer of indigestion’ will produce big buying opportunities, long-term market bull Tony Dwyer predicts
First Case of Rare Monkeypox Detected in Texas Resident Who Traveled to Nigeria
Ancient star likely created from a colossal hypernova explosion
China launches secretive suborbital vehicle for reusable space transportation system
Influential US climate report moves ahead — under new leadership

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *