Bionic Leaf Turns Sunlight Into Free, Liquid Fuel 10x Faster Than Plants

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Source: UndergroundReporter.org
Christina Sarich
June 13, 2016

Scientists think they’ve just outsmarted the process of photosynthesis created by Mother Nature over a 3 billion year span with a bionic leaf. Harvard University labs have created a leaf that processes light faster than a real Maple leaf, and could deliver biofuels to an energy-hungry world.

Though their claims are imbued with hubris, the researchers are confident they’ve stumbled on something profound that could change global warming, and other environmental concerns.

Harvard Professor Daniel Nocera’s lab teamed up with microbiologists led by biochemist and systems biologist Pamela Silver, of Harvard Medical School.

“This is a true artificial photosynthesis system,” says Nocera, a leading researcher in renewable energy. “Before, people were using photosynthesis for water-splitting, but this is a true A-to-Z system, and we’ve gone well over the efficiency of photosynthesis in nature.”

The bionic leaves work by utilizing a hybrid system based on cobalt-phosphorus alloy catalyst partnered with bacteria called Ralstonia eutropha, which splits water into oxygen and hydrogen at low voltages. They say that the bionic leaf would allow them to capture CO2 but bypass the vegetative state.

These artificial leaves could capture carbon dioxide on a massive scale, but then, so could real leaves, if we’d stop clear-cutting forests and native plants for shopping malls, urban development, or palm oil.

Then again, humankind is constantly using nature as a source of inspiration to improve upon itself.

Recently, a thirteen-year-old boy used the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…) found in nature to create a solar tree that is 50 percent more efficient at creating solar energy than a traditional solar array — so why not use nature’s brilliant leaf as a template for other energy saving devices?

Read More At: UndergroundReporter.org

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is BreakawayConsciousnessBlog.wordpress.com where his personal work is shared, while TheBreakaway.wordpress.com serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on https://steemit.com/@zyphrex.

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