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Plantoid
Plantoid


Behold the future avant-gardener, conceived at the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, “the world's only laboratory dedicated to plant intelligence,” as an extraterrestrial explorer to be deployed to Mars where “[i]ts roots would explore the soil, while power and telecommunications are provided by the main stem and the solar 'leaves.'”

And when its science mission has ended, it will then prune a full scale version of Versailles Gardens out of Martian bedrock.
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  • Jason R. Hunter
  • October 30, 2007 at 11:10:00 AM CDT
  • Cool, I've always thought mimicing trees would be great for solar panels. I mean why lay them out in one huge stationary flat panel when nature has already worked out optimal patterns for absorbing the suns rays.


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