Thursday, August 20, 2009

Snorkel rice

Japanese scientists have developed a new kind of rice plant which grows snorkel like structure very rapidly when submerged. These snorkels help the plant survive. In a flood-prone country like Bangladesh, this plant can be a very good news to the people. I hope the agricultural arm of Bangladesh government take a look at it and introduce it to the local farmers soon if it is suitable for us. The following video shows the plant in action:

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