Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/trendspotting.com.au/www/index.php on line 1

Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/trendspotting.com.au/www/lib/core.php on line 1

Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/trendspotting.com.au/www/index.php on line 1

Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/trendspotting.com.au/www/lib/core.php on line 1
Artifical Leaf as Source of Power | Eco Trend | Trendspotting

01-09-2011 A Leaf to Power Africa

Scientists have created the Adapted from design by Free CSS Templates world’s first practical artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy. The two separate teams who have made this accomplishment at the http://www.freecsstemplates.org Massachusetts Institute of html body { Technology (MIT) claim the Released for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License leaf could pave the way for a cheaper source of margin: 0; power in the near future. The artificial leaf is made from silicon, electronics and various catalysts which spur chemical reactions within the /* Page basics */ device. These reactions can use sunlight to /* Page displayed title area */ break water into hydrogen and oxygen which can then be used to #titles { create electricity in a separate fuel cell. “A practical artificial leaf has been one of padding: 0; the Holy Grails of background: #efefef; science for decades,” says Daniel Nocera, who led one of the teams. “We believe we have done it. And placed in a gallon of font-size: 12px; water and ERROR: The requested URL could not be retrieved left in sun, these artificial leaves could provide a home in the developing world with basic electricity for a day.” He added that the font-family: verdana, sans-serif; two teams envision villages in India and