#Plants

Plants are very useful to reduce the toxic gases spread in the environment. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • Erika Palm is a plant that has the ability to convert carbon dioxide directly into oxygen
  • Ficus Plant or the weeping fig is an air purifying plant with various benefits
  • Aloe Vera Plant is known for being good for your skin and has many many medical benefits too

.Singapore
Scientists have long known that plants emit very weak electrical signals. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Researchers in Singapore linked up plants to electrodes capable of monitoring the weak electrical pulses
  • The scientists used the technology to trigger a Venus flytrap to snap its jaws shut
  • Scientists can stimulate the flytrap's jaws to slam shut but can't yet reopen them

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
World Wildlife Day is observed every year on March 3 to raise awareness of issues that affect the world's wild animals and plants. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The day is celebrated every year to discuss the threats the plants and animals face
  • The day raises about how people can contribute to conserving wildlife
  • The theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet"

.New York, NY, USA
Spinach can now detect explosive materials and send alerts back to scientists. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used 'plant nano bionics' for the research
  • 'Plant nano bionics' is a technology that aims to give plants superpowers
  • The spinach plants were also able to make fuel cells more efficient