Smart flora

Michael Giberson

Via Reuters:

Researchers at New York University’s interactive telecommunications program have come up with a device that allows plants to tell owners when they need water or if they’ve had too much via the social network blogging service Twitter.

If only I had had such a device last August, maybe I wouldn’t have overwatered two large pots of Prairie Blazing Stars. Even at $99, the Botanicalls device might save me money over a year or so.

But really, why not cut out the middleman and just teach the plants to call for a drip or two of water when they get thirsty? That would be some smart flora.

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