It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a… Flying Houseplant?

According to a piece in Science magazine, resechers have discovered that cellulose is piezoelectric:

Researchers have discovered that cellulose, the ubiquitous building block of the plant kingdom, will flap when exposed to an electric field. Delicate sheets of cellulose with electrodes attached could be used to make microrobots, biodegradable sensors, and paper airplanes that flap like birds.

Read the piece here.

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