Which Is More Intelligent? An iPhone Or A Plant? – Part 3

3D Motion Sensing – iPhone Versus Plant If an iPhone can sense its surroundings better than a plant can, does that make the iPhone more “intelligent”? To try to answer this question, in previous posts, I compared the iPhone’s light and proximity sensors and the geomagnetic sensor to the equivalent…

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Resurrection Plants – How Do These Plants “Come Back To Life” After Near Total Dehydration?

“Near-Death Experience” One of the main problems for plants when they colonized terrestrial environments on Earth nearly a half billion years ago was how to survive the dryness. Today, much of a typical vascular plant’s anatomy, morphology and physiology is dedicated to obtaining and retaining water. Although most vascular plants…

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How Pruning Works: New Evidence In The Curious Case Of Apical Dominance

Plant Cut-Backs “Pruning is one of the most important cultural practices for maintaining woody plants, including ornamental trees and shrubs, fruits and nuts. It involves both art and science: art in making the pruning cuts properly, and science in knowing how and when to prune for maximum benefits.” (from ref.…

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