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Sunflower-like Rods Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Collectors

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The phototropism in sunflowers helps their faces track the sun. Researchers at the University of California, LA have developed what they are describing as the first “synthetic phototropic material” which, when shaped into rods, can bend and move live the heads of sunflowers. Coating surfaces with these “SunBOTs” might solve one of the biggest problems in solar energy… Click out this article​ from Science News for Students to learn more!

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