2016-03-16 (Wednesday)

Today, I learned that:

My international readers have felt to be set aside the last two days, because both posts were in Swedish. Of course, there are several ways to remedy that. Why not learn Swedish, the language of honor and heroes? I can teach you, drop me a line at medieborgaren@sjson.com.

But the fastest way would no doubt be that I write another post in English, like this one. However, in order to enjoy all information, it would be good if you also had some understanding of Swedish to fully enjoy the following radio programme:

SR Vetenskapens värld today reported from Campus Norrköping at the University of Linköping, where a team of scientists are creating electronic plants, i.e. plants that have been doped with electronic components, either analog or digital. The researchers there have succeeded in introducing an eletrically conductive polymer into the stem of a flower. This polymer then sticks to the irrigation path of the flower and turns into electrical components, which can be remotely controlled. See reference #1 (where some dialogues also are in English) and #2 below, for more interesting details.

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(Left) The rose manages to accept the conductive polymer and continue alive. (Right) The dark blue spots on the leaf are the conductive polymer, which was deposited by way of a syringe. Both photos were taken by Per Gustafsson/SR.

… That’s what I learned in school !

Refs.:

1: Växter som kan styras elektroniskt

2: Electronic Plants

+: What did you learn in school today ?

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