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Cyborg Bacteria Outperform Plants in Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun's energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful compounds.

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Enzymes Replace Platinum in Fuel Cells

Making a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell: that's the feat that researchers in the Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) have achieved... This biocell could, in the long run, offer an alternative to fuel cells that require rare and costly metals, such as platinum. 

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