dandelion-inspired, environmental conservation, solar power, university of washington

Tiny Solar-Powered Devices Fly in the Wind Like Dandelion Seeds

The common dandelion is one of the most recognizable and widely-known species that uses wind dispersal. The wind is an accessible and practical dispersal strategy for many plants, and dandelion seeds can disperse up to 100 km away. That’s why University of Washington researchers based their tiny battery-free sensors on the same wind propagation principle. ...

Nathan Machoka

A dandelion-inspired sensor.