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Yup, Plants Move... And It`s Amazing!

Time lapse of plants show that they actually have more movement than you would expect. Sometimes, it`s counter intuitive

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Yup, Plants Move... And It`s Amazing!. Time lapse of plants show that they actually have more movement than you would expect. Sometimes, it`s counter intuitive
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Hits: 3238 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.7 | Category: Science | Date: 05/11/2014
 
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patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4632 Posts
Monday, May 12, 2014 1:43:08 PM
Plants grow spirally, making them turn as they go. When a tendril hits something, it starts to naturally wind around it. As the tension builds, the plant starts to grow around the tension, creating the loop that pushes the spiral the other way.

It's all just a mindless engineering reaction. Nothing to see here.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4751 Posts
Monday, May 12, 2014 3:20:28 AM
Interesting. Photo-tropism is nature's MPPT.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3775 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 4:51:04 PM

I loved this post. I learned something new!

Thanks 1234.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24740 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:45:02 PM
Rocking it, plant style

1234
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 298 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 6:17:00 PM
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