I just finished reading a very interesting book called What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz. The author, a genetics Ph.D. and the Dean of George S.Wise Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Tel Aviv, sheds fascinating insight into the various senses and the memory of plants. Chamovitz does not try to make plants look like humans but focuses on known facts and research on the subject. Still, he manages to mesmerise the reader by describing the research processes and the amazing results. After reading the book I am once again more in awe of the ingenious nature we live in.
Drop by Drop is a fascinating plant based water filtration system by Pratik Ghosh. The proof of concept can filtrate a glass of water in 12 hours. The biology and the scalability prospects of this ”mini biosphere” are very interesting. Be sure to check out the more detailed project description on the Kikando web page.