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Pete de maidenhair fern understands at an "amazing" speed, scientists say, and is currently taking a picture every 20 seconds.

Photosynthesis! Fern learns to take selfies as a plant with the nickname Pete by feeding the fuel cells of a camera with bacteria that he pumps into the earth

  • Plant called Pete feeds a camera using naturally occurring bacteria in the soil
  • Pete the girl's hair is taking photos at an "amazing" speed, scientists say
  • The factory can power the fuel cells of a camera and take a picture every 20 seconds
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The vibrant colors of the flora of nature have always provided a rural background panorama for budding photographers.

But now a plant makes sure that it is in the middle of the frame – by making its own selfies.

The fern – nicknamed Pete – has taken the world's first plant-driven photos.

The camera's fuel cells utilize the energy of naturally occurring bacteria in the soil, fed by nutrients that plants put into the earth as they grow.

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Pete de maidenhair fern understands at an "amazing" speed, scientists say, and is currently taking a picture every 20 seconds.

Pete, the maidenhair sail, breaks at an "amazing" speed, scientists say – and is currently taking a picture every 20 seconds.

The test in the London Zoo Rainforest Life exhibition aims to develop a way to use plants to power cameras and sensors to monitor external locations.

They can offer an alternative to batteries or solar panels and help experts gain insight into threats to the natural world, such as climate change and habitat loss.

After breeding the summer, the maidenhair sails at an "amazing" speed, scientists say – and is currently taking a picture every 20 seconds.

Al Davies from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said: "Seeing Pete's first selfie was an incredible moment. Most energy sources have limits, but plants can survive in the shade and naturally move into position to maximize the potential of absorbing sunlight – meaning that the potential for plant-driven energy is virtually unlimited. & # 39;

The ZSL team will continue to refine the technology before setting up a second test in the wild.

They can offer an alternative to batteries or solar panels and help experts gain insight into threats to the natural world, such as climate change and habitat loss. A stock image is used above (file photo)
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They can offer an alternative to batteries or solar panels and help experts gain insight into threats to the natural world, such as climate change and habitat loss. A stock image is used above (file photo)

They can offer an alternative to batteries or solar panels and help experts gain insight into threats to the natural world, such as climate change and habitat loss. A stock image is used above (file photo)

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