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Chemists create an 'artificial photosynthesis' system ten times more efficient



For the past two centuries, humans have relied on fossil fuels for concentrated energy; hundreds of millions of years of photosynthesis packed into a convenient, energy-dense substance. But that supply is finite, and fossil fuel consumption has a tremendous negative impact on Earth's climate.


One possible option that scientists are exploring is "artificial photosynthesis" - reworking a plant's system to produce our own types of fuels. However, the chemical equipment on a single sheet is incredibly complex and not so easy to use for our own purposes.


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