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Venus Fly Trap Snapping Mechanism Studied
2012-11-17 06:49:40

Researchers are studying the mechanics behind the way that a Venus fly trap snaps its leaves in order to trap and feed upon insects, and how that process could one day be used to improve upon a plethora of different products.

This Plant Uses Raindrops To Catapult Food
2012-06-15 05:36:05

Scientists from Cambridge University have found that a carnivorous plant employs the laws of physics to help it find its meals.

Scientists Discover New Carnivorous Plant In Brazil
2012-01-10 14:02:11

In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms.

2010-08-04 13:46:57

Charles Darwin described the Venus Flytrap as 'one of the most wonderful plants in the world.'

2010-01-27 06:49:42

New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-up.

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2009-07-20 13:25:00

Scientists have traced the origin of the Venus flytrap and another predatory plant back to a single ancestor with sticky leaves.

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2008-10-06 07:35:00

These days, the venus flytrap is more vulnerable than ever and despite its popularity, the people who could protect it seem focused on other problems.


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