Photosynthesis inspires green energy made from water

Tue, Apr 13, 2010

Climate Change


The sun shone brightly today and lured me to Russell Square to enjoy the blossom on the trees. It is great to see the plants developing every day, soaking up the light and transfering this into energy to produce flowers.

Whilst sitting in the sun, I read in the newspaper about a remarkable discovery. Scientists at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology have mimicked the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water. They have managed to recreate photosynthesis by putting genetically modified viruses into wireless structures to generate more efficient production of solar electric power.

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