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Water collection toolkit of desert moss [Registered]

Scientists and mechanical engineers from Utah State University’s Splash Lab, Brigham Young University, and Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography at the Chinese Academy of Sciences teamed up to understand how a desert moss uses its leaves instead of roots to collect water from the atmosphere. Their findings, published in Nature Plants, reveals how the highly evolved desert moss Syntrichia caninervis has developed unique multi-scaled structures that help it take advantage of any available water resource.…

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