posted by hthomas
So I’m not a huge fan of science, mainly because I find it quite tedious, but I like plants and thought this new tech is extremely cool! Basically the biggest issue we face right now with harvesting energy from natural resources (sun, wind, water, etc.) is that we run into issues when it comes to storing that energy; however, the western swordfern is apparently like a natural battery, as it has an extremely dense network of veins, so combined with a newfound electrode it stores energy.
Anyways, I thought it was pretty cool and it would definitely come in handy in the future. Plant Inspired Tech Could be a Step Towards Self-Powered Phones