Diatoms, which are the equivalent of grass in the sea because of their great abundance and importance, are responsible for most of our planet's photosynthetic energy conversion. "By studying the minutiae of how plants convert light into useful forms of energy, scientists can better mimic nature's clever solutions for cleaner energy production," writes Tjaart Krüger for The Conversation.
Water-Dwelling Organisms Show New Ways to Harvest Light for Solar Tech
The Conversation Africa, 18 December 2017
Photosynthesis is a great source of inspiration for solar technology. By studying the minutiae of how plants convert light into useful forms of energy, scientists can better mimic… Read more »
Diatoms (file photo).
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