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World’s first man-made photosynthetic ‘leaf’ could produce oxygen for astronauts

via Mother Nature Network
Breakthrough technology could make long-distance space travel feasible, clean our air here on Earth, and even combat global warming.

To say that an invention has the potential to change the world is often an overstatement, but here’s a case where the phrase seems to fit: Royal College of Art graduate Julian Melchiorri has created the world’s first man-made, biologically functional “leaf,” reports Dezeen.

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