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Learning from leaves: Going green with artificial photosynthesis

To turn troublesome carbon dioxide into useful chemicals, scientists have been taking a leaf out of plants' book. They’ve now developed a complete ‘artificial photosynthesis’ system that could work on large scales, and fight climate change.

Read the paper: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/s41929-017-0005-1

08 January 2018