The race is on to find a new way to power the world free from polluting fossil fuels, and a group of Australian scientists think they’ve found an option

A solar-powered device developed by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne is replicating what plants and bacteria do with photosynthesis. Although it doesn’t resemble a leaf exactly, it should be almost as environmentally friendly

“We’re effectively trying to carry out photosynthesis artificially, and much more efficiently than plants do,” Professor Doug MacFarlane, leader of the Energy Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University, told Mashable Australia Read more…

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An ‘artificial leaf’ could one day power the world with clean energy