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Seed-Inspired Microdevices and Zombie Plants

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This week in news, we dive into microfliers inspired by seeds and parasites that turn plants into zombie plants!

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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-34832-7
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Image Sources:
https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2021/september/microflier-winged-microchip-is-smallest-ever-human-made-flying-structure/&fj=1
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/air-blows-on-a-dandelion-hoid5cvlinbyzzok
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