Researchers image roots in the ground

24th August 2016

It's a familiar hazard of vacation time: While you're conspicuously absent, your colleagues in the office forget to water and fertilize the plants -- often leaving behind nothing but a brownish skeleton.

Whether a plant thrives or wastes away depends above all on whether its roots get enough water and nutrients. Geophysicists have now visualized such processes for the first time using electrical impedance tomography. 

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