The leaf, nature’s power plants, with the power to take CO2, sunlight, and water and create a source of energy. Of course, leafs do this by photosynthesis, with the chemical byproduct being sugar for the plant and breathable oxygen for us homo sapiens.

Scientists are attempting to recreate this process, and have actually developed what they are calling the “bionic leaf.” This contraption is actually more efficient than mother nature’s version. So sorry Amazon rain forest, it looks like we don’t need you anymore (not hat we were trying to keep you around anyway).

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