The Prospects of Artificial Leaves

Global warming poses a serious threat to our environment, to our oceans, and to the various ecological systems in the world. Concerned with the survival of the Earth in the face of this anthropogenic phenomenon, several initiatives have been launched, treaties have been signed, and efforts have been made to reduce the carbon footprint and the greenhouse gas emissions of the world. But still, we are nowhere near the goal. Researchers from the University of Illinois in Chicago are trying the best they can to bring a solution that could improve our situation even just a little bit. Previously, there have been research done on artificial leaves but the problem was that "they only work in the laboratory where they used pure, pressurized carbon dioxide from tanks." Now, the researchers say they have a design that could be brought into the environment.

(Image credit: Meenesh Singh)

Source: neatorama

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