New “bionic” leaf is roughly 10 times more efficient than natural photosynthesis

Signal of change / New “bionic” leaf is roughly 10 times more efficient than natural photosynthesis

By Ariel Muller / 14 Aug 2016

New "Bionic" Leaf Is Roughly 10 Times More Efficient Than Natural Photosynthesis

A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Now scientists say they have replicated-and improved on-that trick with their own "bionic leaf."



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