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Algae Lamps

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We all remember from high school biology that plants use sunshine and CO2 to generate energy through photosynthesis, right? An outrageous new prototype lamp from designer Mike Thompson actually generates electricity from algae the same way, in the form of lighting that requires a bit of daily maintenance, not unlike a bonsai plant or a pet.

French biochemist Pierre Calleja is now looking at algae as a potential source for helping clean the air of carbon dioxide. He has spent several years developing what looks to be an interesting street lamp that feeds on the vast amount of C02 swirling around in our atmosphere. An Algae lamp takes out 1 ton (!) of CO2 per year. This is as much CO2 as as a tree absorbs on average during its entire life.

More Info @ http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/april/electric-current-plants-041310.html

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  1. Belal Siddique
    March 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Amazing…

  2. shooflee
    June 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Can i know where do i get these lamps?

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