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photosynthesis

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Man-made 'breathing' leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel

An artificial leaf converts water and light to oxygen, and that's good news for road-tripping to places beyond Earth.

By July 29, 2014

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Could bionic plants save our lives one day?

Cybernetic Venus flytrap anyone? MIT researchers create plants that are part machine, all awesome, and could one day even be turned into living gas detectors.

By March 17, 2014

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Moss-powered table creates electricity through photosynthesis

Currently on display at the Milan Furniture Fair, the Moss Table by Biophotovoltaics generates electricity by using the natural light-conversion process of plants.

By April 26, 2012

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Adorable dino night light powered by algae

A 3D-printed dinosaur filled with bioluminescent algae glows in the dark, fueled by photosynthesis.

By August 20, 2013

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Symbiotic algae suit feeds the wearer

Two artists create a system of tubes that farm edible algae and provide sustenance to the wearer. You could say it's the ultimate in green fashion.

By August 14, 2013

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Reflected light maps Earth's vegetation

Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.

By June 21, 2013

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'Rushing fireball' could turn carbon dioxide into biofuel

Researchers from the University of Georgia believe they have discovered a method that could turn CO2 from the air into useable industrial products.

By March 28, 2013

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'Solar fuel' research mimics photosynthesis

Caltech's Nate Lewis says "Fuels from Sunlight" research lab is making progress creating fuel from water and sunlight with "no bugs and no wires."

By April 11, 2011

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'Part-Time Scientists' aim to develop autonomous rover

With an eye on the Lunar X Prize, a 100-member team of experts are trying to develop quick-response rover technology they hope will alter the way robots explore the moon and beyond.

By May 23, 2012

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Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.

By March 30, 2012