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September 12, 2012

 

leaves in a green forest

Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

March 21, 2011

 

leaves competing for sunlight

Green Plants Can Sense Future Competition For Sun

Scientists have found evidence that plants can sense the presence of neighbors that might cast shadows on them at some future time.

October 4, 2010

 

pink leaves on a black background

What Makes Some Year’s Leaf Displays Better Than Others?

What makes some fall leaf displays so gorgeous? Learn what changes leaf colors.

November 2, 2009

 

lancewood

Lancewoods And Moas Long Gone

How lancewood tree leaves change to defend against the moa, a flightless bird.

October 20, 2009

 

A freshly mowed lawn

Hey! You’re Hurting My Leaves!

Does your lawn feel pain after being mowed? Are flowers hurt after being cut?

July 27, 2009

 

Large Cornfield with Trees

Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

April 3, 2008

 

Orange spicebush swallowtail caterpillar

Caterpillar Table Manners

Do caterpillars have table manners? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 4, 2007

 

ant crawling on fern plant

The Mystery of the Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

July 29, 2005

 

Plant Hair

Have you ever seen a hairy plant? Plants may appear to have hair, but the technical term for plant hair is trichomes. These trichomes may resemble hair, but they’re not the same as what we mammals have. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Plants Arming Themselves

Imagine this scenario. You're a plant, and a butterfly lays its eggs on you. What do you do? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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