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Submission + - Cloud Forest Trees Drink From the Fog (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: If Costa Rican trees could speak, perhaps they'd ask for a cool glass of fog. A number of plant species in the country's tropical cloud forests quench their thirst by slurping up fog droplets through their leaves, a new study shows. The finding comes thanks in part to fake, plastic leaves researchers placed on the tree branches, each with an incomplete electrical circuit that conducted electricity when wet.
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Cloud Forest Trees Drink From the Fog

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