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The Nanotechnology Of Sundew And English Ivy
2011-10-18 10:40:51

Researchers are studying the adhesive properties of sundew plants and the nanoparticles in English ivy for innovative medical applications Fifteen small sundew plants perch on a window sill, collecting sunlight and eating meat in the lab of Mingjun Zhang on the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. Sundew plants are carnivores, consuming insects by capturing them with small adhesive balls on the ends of their tentacles. The tentacles and their adhesive properties may be nature's...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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