Spinach Powered Computer

Posted: Sep 24 2004, 2:19am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:59pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


Spinach powered Computer
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MIT uses spinach to power computers.

MIT researchers have incorporated a plant’s ability to convert sunlight to energy into a solid-state electronic “spinach sandwich” device that may one day power laptops and cell phones.

At the heart of the device is a protein complex dubbed Photosystem I (PSI). Derived from spinach chloroplasts, PSI is 10 to 20 nanometers wide.
A plants’ ability to generate energy has been optimized by evolution, so a spinach plant is extremely efficient, churning out a lot of energy relative to its size and weight.
More details in Press-Release on MIT. See also AP story on Yahoo.

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