The Reinvented Artificial Leaf

This artificial leaf is made of a matrix of proteins, extracted from silk and chloroplasts (the bodies that allow plants and algae to photosynthesize light). Melchiorri explains that the leaf is very light, very low on energy consumption.

Julian Melchiorri claims to have created something that may well revolutonize our enviornment. According to Melchiorri, he has created a silk leaf that can generate oxygen out of water and light, just like a real leaf.

The protein was extracted directly from silk fiber. It's used to stabilise certain organic molecules found inside a cell, including chloroplasts, within the material's matrix.

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