Tagged With spinach

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.

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.