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Electrical Circuit Runs Entirely Off Power in Trees


September 8, 2009

 circuit running off tree power For the first time researchers have run an electrical circuit entirely off power in trees. The findings suggest a new power source for wireless sensors -- and a way to monitor tree health. Full Story

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