Scientists Have Taught Spinach To Somehow Send Emails

You might feel a little weird about eating spinach after this because somehow scientists have figured out how to make spinach send out emails if they detect explosive materials!

According to a study published in Nature Materials, engineers at MIT developed a method to transform spinach sensors that are capable of detecting explosive materials. When the roots of the plant detect compounds found in explosives, carbon nanotubes within the plant leaves send a signal to an infrared camera, which sends an email alert out.

The technology researchers used is known as "plant nanobionics," which the publication defines as "the process of giving plants new abilities," but all I want to know is if spinach can become sentient because this study makes it seem like it can!

Also the Internet had a TON of jokes about spinach emails, which you can see below!


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