Photosynthesis powers microprocessor for six months

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Photosynthesis from the blue-green algae powered the microprocessor for six months. Image credit: Cambridge University
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Photosynthesis from the blue-green algae powered the microprocessor for six months. Image credit: Cambridge University

Researchers have built an AA-battery-sized device that ran an ARM device for six months, using photosynthesis as a power source.

Professor Christopher Howe and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge's Department of Biochemistry developed a plastic and aluminium enclosure housing an algae called Synechocystis, which th...

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