All species, animal or plant depend on the Sun to live; either directly or indirectly. Most of the energy we have on our Planet comes from the Sun, and the first converters of this energy are plants; the green-leafed plants to be precise. These plants make food for herbivores, which are then preyed upon by other non-herbivorous animals. That is the nutshell explanation this article has to offer.
However, much we depend on plants as the primary converter of Sun’s energy into the life force that sustains all living organisms. Scientists say that plants are not very efficient, and there is a significant untapped potential from the Sun. The assertion being put forth is that chlorophyll, the green pigments found in plants, which harvests sunlight and combines with carbon dioxide and water to produce energy, is not as effective.
Therefore, a group of researchers from the University of California has come up with an ingenious idea of teaching bacteria (yes giving bacteria lessons) to attach themselves to tiny but highly efficient solar panels to produce fossil fuel.
These man-made miniature solar panels beat nature-made ones, the chlorophyll pigments …read more