Spinning seeds falling from trees have inspired tiny electronic devices that float through the air. These ‘circuit chips with wings’ fall slowly and stably and can carry a whole host of electronic components such as sensors and antennae for wireless communication. They can be manufactured in large numbers and dropped from a height to allow high-resolution data collection over a wide area.
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