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New “Solar Leaf” Mimics Nature to Produce Low Cost Energy

September 26th, 2010 | by Tina Casey

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a concept for an "artificial leaf" that generates solar energy, based on the same principles that occur in nature when plants draw energy from the sun. The new device is actually a flexible water-based gel combined with light-sensitive molecules



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