Selfies are great. Everyone likes taking selfies. Even plants! Well, at least one plant and ‘like’ is stretching it a bit since the plant doesn’t have to do anything but live. Even so, Pete has become the first selfie taking plant using his own waste energy. Way to go, Pete!
All jokes aside, this is pretty cool. Plants generate small amounts energy. Scientists have worked out out how harvest and store this energy. In the test set up, once enough energy is stored, a photo is snapped of the plant.
The idea is that this will eventually be used in the wild to capture images of life in remote rainforests. It would be used in conjunction with cameras and sensors to keep an eye not only on plants but wildlife as well. For now though, there’s only Pete, capturing himself.