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It gives Popeye special powers and now it's been given its own. Scientists have nano-engineered spinach plants to detect explosive molecules and send this information via an infrared signal that can be recorded by smartphone cameras.

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Popeye was right when it came to the health benefits of spinach, but that simple sailor man couldn't have predicted this unorthodox use of the superfood. Researchers at MIT have found a way to use spinach to detect explosive materials in soil, potentially making the plant a safe way to detect landmines.

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There's been some confusion over the size of today's explosion in China's Tianjin province, with some people mistakenly thinking it was the largest non-nuclear explosion of all time. It was not — that honour goes to the Russians — and you can partly blame our stupid system of measurement for the mistake.

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Airport security checkpoint lines are the very definition of a "necessary evil". Everyone hates the long waits and the awkward disrobing dances as you rid yourself of all your shoes, smartphones, metal, etc. Yet, we're eternally grateful when crazy people with samurai swords don't fly coach. Now, a new breakthrough in nanotechnology could help ease our collective dread for airport security, at least a little bit.

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RatedRR has taken their gadget torture from shooting at things to blowing them with C4 — a plastic explosive — and detonation cord. The victim will make Apple fanboys weep: A new shiny Mac Pro. The results are obviously spectacular — but perhaps even more impressive is how hard the Mac Pro is.