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Rubber ‘leaves’ reveal the physics of the floating lotus

Water effect on morphogenesis of lotus leaves.

Don’t just lie there: lotus leaves atop long stems curve and ripple without the vertical support of the water’s surface. Credit: Fan Xu

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Nature 578, 10 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00189-z

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