ICYMI: Plant-powered, self-moving robot and safer spacecraft

A geodesic sphere can move to whichever patch of sun the plants inside it tell it to.

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ICYMI: Plant-powered, self-moving robot and safer spacecraft

Today on In Case You Missed It: The Hortum Machina B is made of plants that send electrochemical stimulus to the autonomous robotic machine that houses them, so they can direct where to move. UC Santa Barbara researchers developed materials that can better handle the thermal loads carried inside modern rocket engines, because in some cases, the components are close to completely melting (bad news for the astronauts onboard).

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