MIT Creates First (Good) Artificial Leaf in History

Photosynthesis doesn't just grow on trees anymore—it can be made in labs, as demonstrated by the geniuses at MIT. Made from silicone and chemicals, the leaves take sunlight and water to create energy just like the real thing.

The tech is confined to the lab at this point, and the efficiency needs work, but the potential is vast—imagine a roof covered in the leaves that could generate electricity with nothing but normal weather. No coal, no turbines, no nuclear reactors. Just splitting molecules as simply and effectively as a tree. Beautiful. [PopSci]