International Sugar Journal

Elusive carbon dioxide sensor in plants controlling water loss – identified [Full subscriber]

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have recently made a breakthrough in identifying the long-sought carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor in plants and unravelled its functioning parts.

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Chameleon-like artificial ‘skin’ that has wide applications [Registered]

For consumers, this chameleon material could be used in a new class of display technologies, adding brilliant colour presentations to outdoor entertainment venues. It also may be possible to create an active camouflage on the exterior of vehicles that would change color to better match the surrounding environment.

More day-to-day applications could include sensors that would change colour to indicate that structural fatigue was stressing critical components on bridges, buildings, or the wings of airplanes.

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