First-ever cyborg roses can change color with the flick of a switch

Cyborg roses could become the first "smart" plant.

Scientists at Linköping University in Sweden created the first electronic rose in a lab, they reported Nov. 20 in the journal Science Advances.

This technology could create plants that light up to signal what they need, though the researchers admit that's a bit far off.

To make their cyborg rose, the researchers cut a garden rose, and submerged it for a few days in water that contained a chemical that can conduct electricity (a kind of...

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