Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bionic Leaf Is 10 Times Better At Photosynthesis Than Real Plants | Popular Science

From the srticle: 
Plants take in carbon dioxide, water, and sunshine to create a sugary fuel. Now researchers have done the same, but even better.
A recent study in Science describes the system, named Bionic Leaf 2.0. In the "leaf," solar energy splits up a water molecule, and bacteria turn hydrogen and carbon dioxide into liquid fuel, mainly isopropanol. The fuel could possibly be used to power a car's engine or motor in the future.


Pretty amazing stuff.  AI?  Now man-made photosynthesis?  We are getting into places even sci-fi writers have thought of yet.