• Question: hi stu my name is Rashed how do you make plants useful? can you please explan?

    Asked by rashed to Stuart on 26 Jun 2013.
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      Stuart Archer answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      I should probably clear up what I said earlier – the ‘artificial leaves’ we make aren’t really that much like the leaves on a plant. We call them that because it makes it easier to understand how they work, as they work using the same basic principles as photosynthesis in a plant – they absorb sunlight and use the energy from that light to convert water into hydrogen (plant leaves absorb light and use it to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar).

      I hope this answers your question – let me know if not and I’ll explain a bit more 🙂