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photosynthesis

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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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'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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Roboplant imitates photosynthesis

Researchers from Chonnam National University in Korea have managed to develop a robotic plant that functions like its biological counterpart.

By October 17, 2008

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Fermentation or photosynthesis: The debate in algae fuel

What's the best way to grow algae? Sides are being taken, as companies try to transform algae into transportation fuel or dietary supplements.

By January 28, 2008

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Photosynthesis in nano-seconds

Research into photosynthesis finds new, quick reactions that match the speed of a computer making a single flop.

By May 3, 2007

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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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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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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