by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  July 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM Research News
 First Ever Man-made Leaf to Provide Oxygen During Space Travel
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.

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.

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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