Mid-Atlantic

August, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

Science Now
Watch as a cucumber vine tendril waves, curls and attaches itself to a bamboo pole in the video at http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/video-how-cucumber-tendrils-curl.html. Quite fascinating. Harvard researchers have investigated Charles Darwin's theory about the curling tendril, explained its cellular design and mechanics, and suggest other uses for the spring-like process and structures.

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