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First Ever Man-made Leaf to Provide Oxygen During Space Travel

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  July 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM Research News   - G J E 4
The first ever man-made breathing leaf that has been developed by researchers will act as an oxygen factory and will help astronauts during space exploration.
 First Ever Man-made Leaf to Provide Oxygen During Space Travel
First Ever Man-made Leaf to Provide Oxygen During Space Travel
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Julian Melchiorri from Royal College of Art has developed this biologically functional leaf consisting chloroplasts that takes in carbon dioxide, water, and light and releases oxygen, Cnet.com reported.

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He said that the leaf material had an amazing property of stabilizing (the chloroplast) organelles and as an outcome he had the first photosynthetic material that was living and breathing as a leaf does.

According to Melchiorri, just a thin coating of the leaf material would provide a breath of fresh air to indoor and outdoor spaces here on Earth.

Source: ANI
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