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Sunflower heliotropic ability inspires passive solar tracking

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments16 August 2012

sunflowerslg005.jpgAs we reported in our article about a similar technology, sunflowers are able to slowly rotate from east to west during the course of a sunny day in order to maximize the amount of received sunlight in a process called heliotropism. Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison found a way to create their version of a… »