‘Tree-on-a-chip’ passively pumps water for days

Posted by | March 26, 2017 | Science | No Comments

Engineers have created a ‘tree-on-a-chip’ — a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power small robots.

‘Tree-on-a-chip’ passively pumps water for days
Source: weird science