Volume 597 Issue 7877



News Features

News & Views

Seed-inspired vehicles take flight p.480

Many plant seeds have shapes that aid their efficient dispersal by wind. Inspired by these seeds, a range of fliers have been constructed that could have applications from environmental monitoring to wireless communication.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02490-x

Light detection nears its quantum limit p.483

Organic molecules are increasingly crucial in quantum-optics technologies. An experiment shows how the strong coupling between confined organic molecules and light can improve photon detection at room temperature.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02489-4